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Phone: 917 740 4695
95 Franklin St.
Apt. 4

New York
New York 10013

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Target demographics: People with Disabilities in NY City, especially those otherwise unable to access therapeutic horseback riding

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 300 riders live their lives as as fully, productively and independently as possible.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help lead horses or escort and coach riders during a lesson

Geographic areas served: New York City

Programs: Therapeutic horseback riding, hippotherapy, wounded veterans, at risk teens, kids in counseling

To improve the lives of children and adults facing developmental, emotional, social, and physical challenges through the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding.
We serve 300 riders each week, 2/3s pay no fees.

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A few years ago, I was feeling like my existence did not make much of a difference. A friend said, "volunteer". So I found GallopNYC. Being around horses was already amazing, but I had no idea that being around the people who make up GallopNYC would change my outlook on life. Watching the joy ... more »
I started as a volunteer with Gallop in Forest HIlls over three years ago. I was then hired to work with them on developing an educational/internship program for young adults on the Autism Spectrum sponsored by a grant from Autism Speaks. I loved working with the staff at Gallop and the children ... more »
Watching what happens when a child, with or without disabilities, gets on a horse for a GallopNYC session is life-transforming, both for the child and for you. GallopNYC is doing phenomenal work with some of the most difficult to treat populations, among them those with autism, developmental ... more »
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