Project R I D E Incorporated

Rating: 4.97 stars   35 reviews

Address:

8840 Southside Ave. Elk Grove CA 95624 USA

Mission:

Project R.I.D.E. Inc. provides recreational therapeutic horseback riding instruction to people with special needs.

Target demographics:

People with physical or developmental special needs ages 3 and up

Direct beneficiaries per year:

540

Geographic areas served:

Greater Sacramento Area

Programs:

Recreational therapeutic horseback riding lessons

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(916) 685-7433
http://projectride.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

They saved my life! I struggle with PTSD and the staff, the kids, the horses and other volunteers made me feel worth something!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Awesome program, volunteers, staff, and riders. Best in Elk Grove.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Great place to volunteer!! Fun friendly dedicated staff! You rock PR!!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Great place, known as Disney Land by many, because it truly is the happiest place on earth. How could you refuse to vollunteer at such a magical place, even the smelliest of stalls are are joy to clean!! If I have free time, I spend it here!!

 
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My Granddaughter Elizabeth picked Project Ride for her volunteer credit in Highschool so I volunteered with her :) We decided we wanted to be of service by mucking out the stalls & doing general cleanup work as well as helping with the cleanup after the annual crab feed. We Love the barn and the horses providing a wonderful nurturing atmosphere for healing of the mind, body, heart and soul! We just LOVE everyone there!-Diane G.

 
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My daughter and I have volunteered at Project R.I.D.E for several years now. We love working with the horses, the riders, and the other volunteers! We get a great deal of happiness whenever we go there.

 
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Project Ride Leads from the Heart! The work they do with kids and adults with special needs is amazing--but moreover, they are just GREAT People. They know how to get things done, they are passionate about their mission, driven to do it better, and provide a service to the clients, and to the community. Volunteering at Project Ride makes me think of that movie quote from Jack Nicholson to Helen Hunt. "You make me want to be a better man."

I get to drop in and emcee their events a few times a year--and every time I do, I feel like they are doing me a service by allowing me to be there for a few hours!

Gregg Fishman

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I started volunteering in late 2008. From the first time I came to the orientation/training, I knew I had found a very special place. Marisa, who was giving the orientation, had me hooked before I knew it. She and all the staff I encountered inspired me and gave me such a more positive outlook on life. The kids are amazing. The volunteers all work together and go well above and beyond. I am truly amazed how wonderful this organization is and how well everyone works together for the kids and adults who ride. I am now a staff member, and enjoy each day being able to see our riders laugh, play, and learn in an environment that is safe, and full of fun. The horses are the magic, and everyone involved makes a difference and plays an important part to this valuable program. Even the barn cats play a part in welcoming everyone who comes into the barn. A really wonderful place to be.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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As a volunteer I have seen the enthusiasm of the riders the minute they walk into the barn. The staff is wonderful and caring. I am so happy to be part of this wonderful orginazation .

 
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My daughter volunteers at Project R.I.D.E. Her goal was to give back in a way that benefited horses and children. She didn’t anticipate feeling like she receives far more benefit than she gives. The staff and students appreciate their volunteers and treat them like family. Volunteers are nurtured and given opportunities for growth. Seeing the life-changing effect its programs have on the families it serves is moving. Our family volunteers quite a bit, and we believe Project R.I.D.E. is one of the best organizations out there.

 
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