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Mesa Vista Therapeutics

Bringing Animals and Special Needs Individuals Together

About MVT

Mesa Vista Therapeutics (MVT) is a 501 (c) 3, EIN # 13-431-3387 charity. Our therapeutic riding center is certified with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) and is a member of the Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia.

We serve traditional riders and riders with a variety of special needs including Autism, Cerebal Palsy, Developmental Delay, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, Vision/hearing impaired, Muscular Dystrophy and Multiple Sclerosis.

MVT is an all-inclusive program. When possible, challenged and able riders participate together.

MVT helps support its program by providing traditional lessons in the following disciplines: Hunter/Jumper, Hunt Seat, Dressage, and Western Pleasure.

Mesa Vista Equestrians

Providing Quality Instruction for Beginner Through Advanced Riders

Charlie Transue

Intermediate and Advanced Instructor

Moved to Powhatan on March 1, 2015, leasing old Mesa Vista on Genito Road. His orgnization is called CT Performance. He is originally from New Jersey. His prior achievements include Coaching Rutgers Western and Hunter Teams, Clients winning Championships in the Appaloosa, Quarter Horse and Paint organizations along with the Hunter world.

Since his arrival, he has successfully worked with our Mesa Vista Equestrians bringing home many Champion and Reserve Championships.

Sophie Girandeau

Beginner and Advanced Beginner

Started her riding career at the age of 7. She has done well showing in multiple disciplines and credits her excellent riding skills to the guidance of Gail and Helen Thompson, the orginial Swift Creek Riding Academy program. She has an excellent program for beginners and advanced beginners.


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Rehab Services

Inquire about our rehab services! Helen, who graduated from nursing school in 1972, is able to utilize this experience and has incorporated these skills along with assisting veterinarians over the last 40-plus years. MVT is the perfect place for your beloved companion to receive the best of care. Services provided can be as simple as stall rest, limited turnout, to wound care. Please contact us for further information.