Starting last spring, Goodwill NY-NJ and HorseAbility joined forces to create a Day Habilitation program to provide training for individuals with Developmental Disabilities.

HorseAbility, a working horse farm located on the grounds of the 20-acre SUNY Old Westbury campus, provides daily activities that help build responsibility, interpersonal, and social skills.

The goal of the Goodwill HorseAbility program is to fulfill the mission of Goodwill, which is to empower individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work.

For Halloween this year, Goodwill at HorseAbility hosted its first annual horse costume contest. Staff and group members broke into three groups and were paired up with a horse. The teams competed with three designated horses: Remo, Squiggly and Bear. Their designs were “Remo, Our Unicorn,” “Super Squiggly,” and “King Bear the Great”.

Staff members Alix Sugarman, Ashley Kilcommons, Alana Silverman and Brittany Bauer lead each of the groups.

For more information about the Goodwill at HorseAbility program, please contact Alix Sugarman at (917) 769-4387 or

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