ARISE at the Farm

ARISE at the Farm is our accessible, inclusive interdisciplinary Independent Living Center  located on a 77-acre working horse farm in Chittenango, NY. Focused on the needs and interests of individuals with disabilities in the Central New York region, ARISE at the Farm is open throughout the year and offers a variety of recreational activities and other services. 

Recreation opportunities range from therapeutic horseback riding to school break programming, an accessible fishing pond and playground. All ARISE at the Farm programs are inclusive and welcome people of all abilities. 

Our 77-acre grounds at ARISE at the Farm are open to the public when we are not offering programs.  Our newly renovated offices are open during regular business hours year-round. 

Contact Us 

Laura Little 
(315) 687-6727 

All Applications must be renewed every year.

Click here for a 2024 Horseback Riding Application

Click here for a 2024 Farm Volunteer Application 

 Check out our programs and services below. Just click on the “Learn More” button.

Horseback Riding Lessons

Horseback riding lessons incorporate therapeutic & adaptive techniques. Learn more about lessons. 

Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation is the use of recreation or activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of an individual as a means to wellbeing.

Inclusive Recreation

The Farm has inclusive recreation for people of all ages and abilities. 

children riding adaptive bicycles

Community Programs

Enjoy a walk or cycle around our paved path.

Inclusive Playground

A fully inclusive playground for people of all abilities.

School Break Recreation

Recreational activities for kids when school is on a break. Learn more about our School Break Program.

Cart Driving

Enjoy a leisurely ride or learn how to drive the cart yourself. 

Volunteer at the Farm

Help people experience the benefits and joy of recreation. 

Horsemanship Program

Participants receive riding lessons and learn about different parts of the horse, as well as tacking, grooming, and caring for horses.