healing through horses

Jodie Ponkos offers programs, classes and individual sessions in horseback riding, therapeutic riding and riding for amputees.

Destiny's Ride

All Inclusive Equestrian Program providing services to Therapeutic and Traditional Riders

"Bringing a sense of balance to mind, body & soul through horses & reconnective healing"

Destiny's Ride Equestrian Center LLC is located on a private farm called Liberty Farm that provides for riding lessons and horsemanship skills to children and adults who would like to benefit from the healing power of horses. You do not need a physical, mental or emotional disability to benefit from horses.

Serving Berkshire, Columbia and Rensselaer counties, located in Beautiful Ghent, NY. We are growing to establish a 2nd location in Berkshire County, Massachusetts to serve more individuals in the Connecticut, Springfield, MA and surrounding areas.

In 2009, Destiny's Ride opened its doors to the amputee community. As our vision grew, it was decided to make our services available to all individuals who wish to enjoy the healing benefits, enrichment and enjoyment that horses bring into our lives every day.

As a licensed therapeutic instructor, Jodie has the skills to help the first time riders who think 45 is too old to learn how to ride, or the person who fell off a horse when they were younger and wants to try it again. Jodie has the compassion, patience and willingness to "take it one step at a time" in order to provide a safe and fun learning experience.  "That's how we are different from other lesson barns. We don't believe in rushing the student. We take the time to teach balance, proper seating as we integrate warm ups, lessons and games based on the riders goals" says Jodie and adds "Each lesson varies, based on the client's needs. A therapeutic autistic rider may have side walkers and more engaging games, while a middle aged rider may have a lesson based more on riding techniques, and etiquette. Each lesson is custom made for that rider."


For further information on how you can help support Destiny's Ride please contact Jodie Ponkos at [email protected] or (518) 610-4408.


Would you like to help?

You may return your forms by email to [email protected] or mail to:
Destiny's Ride
Liberty Farm
114 Ostrander Rd
Ghent, NY 12075

If you would like us to mail you an application please call (518) 610-4408.