Founded by co-founders Nick and Sarah Armentrout in 1998, the program was first established as the Equest Therapeutic Riding Center and later transitioned to Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports in 2011. For twenty-three years, the center served the community with first-rate equine-assisted therapies to hundreds of children and adults with emotional, intellectual, and physical disabilities. These programs were embraced and supported by the community, and most notably by the Carlisle Charitable Foundation, which served the student body through generous scholarships season after season. By the end of 2021, the life of the farm was evolving, and the difficult decision was made to close the equine-assisted therapeutic services side of the business.