Lieutenant Governor Miller and Secretary Monteiro Visit Talisman

Talisman was honored to welcome Lieutenant Governor Miller and Secretary Monteiro, who volunteered their time in support of the National MLK Jr. Day of Service. Everyone rolled up their sleeves and had a good time as they worked on facility improvement projects to support our programs. Special emphasis was given to the partnership shared between Talisman and the Maryland Department of Service and Civic Innovation. The newly initiated Maryland Corps Service Year Option Program supports the social needs of communities through fostering relationships and growing local workforce capacity. 

Attention: Run-ins destroyed in storm!

In last week’s torrential downpours and gale force winds, two of our run-in shelters were destroyed.  Thankfully, the horses and staff members were inside the barn and were not injured.  It is imperative that horses have shelter in their pastures where they can escape the elements of all seasons.  We need your help, via your generous donations, to build these shelters on the farm and keep the horses safe.  Please donate.

Welcome to Talisman

Talisman Therapeutic Riding is a non-profit organization offering a variety of programs to create therapeutic opportunities while providing exposure to an environment of well-being and learning.

At Talisman, we believe in the transformative, healing power of horses and our natural environment. We serve, empower all, and lead by example with compassion, dignity, and inclusivity.

Our Mission

To transform lives by fostering personal growth, healing, and empowerment through equine-assisted activities and enriching outdoor experiences.

Our Vision

Create an equestrian center to host a diverse portfolio of therapeutic opportunities, equine services, education, and recreation.

Our Purpose

Provide exceptional resources which facilitate quality human-horse interactions and contribute to making the world a better place.

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The Ancient Art of Falconry on Horseback

Date: February 26, 2024
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Cost: $40

Enjoy the easy repartee between Noelle and Jon as he expertly demonstrates the ancient art of falconry from horseback.

Join us for an unforgettable experience at Talisman Therapeutic Riding at one of our upcoming events, where the transformative power of horses and therapeutic riding awaits. Discover more and secure your spot by clicking on the events below or on our Events page. 

How you can help

Donate. Participate. Volunteer.

Talisman could not be successful without the support of its donors, sponsors, and volunteers. We depend on the generosity of our supporters to keep the barn doors open to the community and make a significant impact in the lives of our participants.

The Talisman Team

The Talisman team is comprised of our horses, staff, founder, riders, volunteers, sponsors, partners, and Board of Directors. We’re all integral to keeping the services of Talisman available to our community. And we’re very happy to meet you!