Initially, Central Kentucky Riding for Hope was a partner to support FCPS students with disabilities through our employment training program. After a successful partnership with our district's Special Education Department, leaders began to look at sharing an educational program that would be mutually beneficial. After many meetings and discussions with district staff and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, a unique partnership was established, and the Fayette County Board of Education approved the program in the spring of 2012.
Established in 2012-13, The Stables aims to meet the needs of a specific group of learners in our district. The community partnership model helps students who often struggle in large school programs, need counseling supports daily, and can benefit from animal care to develop independence, confidence, and graduation goals. The program has been family-oriented since the beginning -- offering conference times and family gatherings, and partnering with community members for college and career development.