About Our Equestrian Program
In this unique program, horses are trained and maintained on campus by hands-on student care. The Academy offers intensive training in equestrian care and maintenance and gives students academic credit for training, grooming and riding instruction. All riders have an opportunity for involvement in roping, barrel riding, pole bending, trail riding, and rodeo activities.
Mingus Mountain Academy is a Joint Commission accredited residential treatment center for emotionally and behaviorally at-risk adolescent girls. Founded in 1985, the Academy is located on a 120-acre campus surrounded by National Forest, 25 minutes from the town of Prescott Valley, Arizona. Our ability to motivate the girls toward a positive, healthy future is a large factor in our success. To this end, our program combines a positive peer culture, caring staff, careful medical treatment, individualized psychotherapy and education, and numerous activities including our unique equestrian program.