Saddle up! Discovery Church offers Equine Services. Our providers offer services for those dealing with cognitive, emotional, physical, and mental health related concerns.
Therapeutic Horseback Riding Lessons
at Discovery Church
2BG Equestrian School is thrilled to offer Therapeutic Horseback Riding Lessons at the Discovery Church arena! Lessons at the church are open to riders with cognitive/physical/sensory impairments between the ages of 4 and 10 (for those who are older, lessons will be offered at 2BG Equestrian School's barn).
If interested, contact Michelle LaFleur for more information and to receive a Participant Intake form. Interested participants will be asked to schedule a riding assessment. The assessment is done to ensure 2BG is the right environment for the rider and we have an appropriate horse and tack available. An assessment also helps us to place riders in a group with similar abilities and goals.
Lessons will be offered at Discovery church Monday afternoons.
Date/Time: Mondays, March 12th- May 8th, 3-4:30pm
(no lesson March 26th, due to Spring Break)
Make-up due to weather cancelation May 15th
Cost: $280. Payment in full required before first day of class.
Owner and Instructor Michelle LaFleur has been involved with horses in one way or another since childhood. She started out showing her ranch bred pony, Chiquita, in 4-H as a Western rider. In college, she expanded her experience by learning Dressage (classic form of riding). As an adult, she added Carriage driving to her repertoire. Currently, she is an Advanced Level Therapeutic Riding Instructor, certified through PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Intl.) as well as a Lead Evaluator for Registered and Advanced Level Certification testing. She was employed at Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center for eleven years during which time she was the Equine Coordinator as well as an instructor. In 2005, Michelle opened up her own facility, 2BG Equestrian School, currently running in Broomfield, Colorado.
Shanelle Wenell earned her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Adler Graduate School in MN. She currently owns and operates The Stable Place located here in Broomfield where she offers Family Therapy, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and horsemanship classes for those struggling with mental health, emotional well being and social connections.
She is passionate about educating and supporting families as they provide structure for their loved ones facing emotional and mental health challenges.
Shanelle also works part time in Boulder with families and young adults as a Therapeutic Coach. She helps these individuals with past mental health concerns navigate independent living while learning life skills and mental health skills to maintain independence and pursue their life goals.
For more information please contact her at:
The Stable Place