About EHI Equestrian and Therapeutic Center

For over 36 years Ebony Horsewomen (EHI), a non-profit organization located in Hartford's historic Keney Park, has encouraged community change by providing educational programs and improving the physical and psychological well-being of individuals through the use of horses. To further our mission, EHI established three Centers of Excellence; Heal, Learn and Ride. Each Center provides community services in their area of specialization.


Healing Horses Therapeutic Center

Promoting Cultural Competency, Diversity and Inclusion Training

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy puts people and horses together with a therapist and a horse specialist in an environment designed to promote healing, emotional growth and learning and is used to help with a variety of mental health issues. The Healing Horses Therapeutic  Center is also a leading entity in providing cultural competency, diversity and Inclusion training within the horse industry.


EHI Training and Resource Center

Promoting Education, Stability, and Self-Sufficiency

Our equine-based services provide the highest standards in training, equine education and cultural awareness for the student and the practitioner.  Our youth programs provide educational opportunities, mentorship, horsemanship and life skills, while improving physical and psychological health through the use of horses. We help build  the strengths of the individuals we educate.


EHI Equestrian Center

Ride, Relax and Connect With Nature

Situated in historic Keney Park, we’re centrally located for local visitors near and far who relish the opportunity to learn to ride our friendly horses, learn more about equine care and physiology, and participate in the wonders of nature.  Our facility offers an array of activities, the peace and beauty of nature in an urban setting, and an assortment of animals big and small.  And, coming in the Spring of 2021, visit the Mary Fields Museum. There's no better place to be! 


The Mary Fields Museum &
Conference Center

Corporate Events Space and History Museum

Born a slave, Mary Fields (1832–1914) lived in Montana with the Ursuline Sisters who established an Indian boarding school and mission. Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary and Black Mary, was the first African-American female Star Route mail carrier in the United States. 

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