Annual Appeal

It's about Joy!

It’s a gift to watch someone experience joy. We often see it on the faces of our riders, but Robbie’s smile says it all.

Robbie has been riding with Special Equestrians for three years. He is always happy and positive when he greets Miss Claire, his instructor. Robbie's mom says, “This has been a wonderful, life-changing experience for Robbie. He’s always so excited to come here, and he absolutely loved his first year attending the summer camp program!”

The generosity of donors like you helps us keep our service costs low so we can make this opportunity possible for all who might benefit. 

Just think, through your donation you have the power to spread joy! This year, a group of donors has come together to issue a $10,000 challenge. They will match every dollar donated up to $10,000!

  • In more than 4,300 lessons a year, more than 370 riders ages 3-75 benefit from our mission-driven therapeutic riding programs to improve the physical, mental, and emotional well being of individuals with disabilities through the equine experience.
  • Our riders come to us with more than 60 different physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities, including cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, and brain injuries, as well as social-behavioral challenges.
  • Representing diverse backgrounds, 80 percent of participants are 18 or younger. Nearly 30 percent are further supported through our scholarship program, and we never limit our scholarship dollars, so everyone who qualifies receives assistance.
  • Our innovative school programs for disadvantaged and at-risk youth, as well as collaborations with groups of young adults with autism, increase participants’ self-awareness and confidence, improve school performance, and enhance life skills.

Please help us meet our challenge and spread joy by making a donation today! Your contribution helps us offer quality programs, provide excellent care for our therapy horses, charge low fees to our participants, offer scholarships for those who need additional financial assistance, and host groups of at-risk students.

Please give at whatever level you can. Every dollar counts!