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Mission Statement
The mission of Storm Harbor Equestrian Center is to provide multidisciplinary professional preparation and research opportunities to university students through the medium of equine assisted activities for individuals with disabilities.

Vision Statement
Storm Harbor Equestrian Center will excel as a premier facility connecting the university and community through equine assisted activities.


Our Program

Welcome to Storm Harbor Equestrian Center! We are located in Slippery Rock Pennsylvania just outside of Pittsburgh. Storm Harbor Equestrian Center is a part of Slippery Rock University. Charitable gifts to Storm Harbor Equestrian Center are held by the Slippery Rock University Foundation, the nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that secures funds for the benefit of the students and prorgams of the University. Together, Storm Harbor Equestrian Center and the Slippery Rock University Foundation work with our corporate and foundation partners to make sure that your charitable goals are met. 

The overall purpose of Storm Harbor Equestrian Center is to provide Equine Assisted Activities (EAA) for individuals with disabilities.  This means, each rider that participates in our program will learn basic riding skills while riding the horse, while receiving therapeutic benefits.  In the summer and throughout the year we do offer Community Camps and other Special Events that are open to the public. (See Programs). This allows us to open up our facility to the local community and get young children and teens involved in our riding program.

Our Facility

Our Barn consists of 12 standard sized horse stalls, feed/tack room, wash bay and a separate Hay shed. For Spring and Summer Lesson and Events we have a fenced in Outdoor Riding Arena (120’-220’). During the Fall and Winter Sessions we use our Indoor Riding Arena (80’x130’). Attached to the barn is the office section, consisting of one wheelchair lift, two wheelchair accessible restrooms, three offices, a small kitchen and a classroom with a view of our Indoor Riding Arena. Behind the barn you will find 13 acres of pasture and Trails that we use for our riding lessons and special events.

PATH International:

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International

PATHIntl. Storm Harbor Equestrian Center is a Premier Accredited Center with PATHIntl., the major organization in the country for equine assisted activities. All of our instructors are certified through PATHIntl. We are currently the only center with a Premier status in Western PA!


View our Driving Directions to find out how to get to the center. We are located on Slippery Rock University's campus, across from the Football Stadium on Harmony Road, just past the SRU Women's Soccer and Softball Complex building. We are about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh, PA.

------2014 Events------ 

5K - Trail Run for TRAILS - April 18th 2015 - Flyer To be Posted

ALCOA Sensory Trail - TRAILS Flyer

Butler County Special Olympics Practice- Starting February 26th

Community Camps:June, July and August

Sunshine Camps: June and August

Sunset Serenade 2015 - October 17th

Explore our web site to learn more about our programs and our facility. You can also schedule a tour of our center by calling 724-738-4010 or email us at



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Physical Address:
1 Storm Harbor Drive, SRU, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Mailing Address:
325 PT Building, SRU, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

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