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Crooked Fence Farm

The Therapeutic Horse Riding Center

Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization

Offering custom tailored riding programs for Physically Challenged Individuals, and Emotionally Challenged Individuals. New this year is a comprehensive program for the autistic child. Through experience and trial we request to build a team around the individual. Input from your therapist/doctor/psychologist/psychiatrist/case manager/volunteers & parents will help us achieve our Primary Objective: to alleviate as much as possible the disability of the rider through a prescribed riding program. Cost is $50 per hour. Most insurances will pay if you have a perscription from your childs physician. Check with your insurance company. Feel free to call and make arrangements to come out to visit our facility.

History of Organization

Ken Bennett has been involved with the physically impaired for over 40 years, first in Virginia and then in Pennsylvania; first with Gypse Farms and then with Crooked Fence Farm. Wanda Bennett has been a teacher for over 30 years with many years working with exceptional students in Gateway School District in Monroeville, PA.

Accreditations and Licenses

Ken Bennett has been a paramedic for over 20 years and Wanda has a BS and MS in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Program Specialists working with Exceptional Children.

Legal Structure

Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources

Speak to your physician, therapist or case worker about applying for a grant for therapy or respite care. We also try to get volunteers to sponsor a child for a few lessons.

Contact Information

Key Leader(s)

Ken & Wanda Bennett -  owners and instructors

Contact Person(s)

Ken or Wanda Bennett - owners and instructors

Contact Number(s)

724-286-3107 - telephone

Contact Email(s)

Web Addresses - Crooked Fence Farm Information

Primary Address

Crooked Fence Farm
PO Box 55
1722 Nashville Road
Rochester Mills, PA, 15771

Service Information

Service Area

The following counties are included in our service area: Indiana, Westmoreland, Armstrong, Cambria. Towns included are Indiana, Kittanning, Puxsutawney, Blairsville, Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.

Service Description

New: Autustic Program

Available Hours

Monday - Friday 10 - 8pm, some availability on Saturday and Sunday depending on our show schedule. Closed during the following months: December - March)

Fees/Cost for Services

$50 per hour. Most insurance companies will cover this cost as long as there is a prescription. Check with your insurance agency.

Required Documentation

Documents will be mailed to you or emailed to you upon request.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments

Call for an appointment or visit at the above numbers.

Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility

Indoor riding arena, mounting blocks, help with mounting.

Languages Spoken or Available

English only

Volunteer Use


Volunteer Need


Volunteer Description

Anyone who wants to learn about hypotherapy and work will horses should get intouch with us as soon as possible. Several of our volunteers have gone on to Shef's Center and one has received a $25000 grant for graduate courses at a graduate university for work with us in clincical psychology.