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

My daughter has been riding here for a year. It has given her such confidence. The volunteers and staff are amazing. It is a work of passion for them all.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Our 4 year old Daughter thrives at Project RIDE! Our family, friends, therapists and guests LOVE seeing how Project RIDE strives and thrives on helping meet the therapeutic FUN that our kids need. The RIDE staff and amazing families make this a home away from home. We have been riding weekly for 6 months and have seen goals of increased trunk control, better stability in our girl. The horses and environment make it all such a great place where we see our girl thrive!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This program is amazing! My daughter is having so much fun with the different educational games they play she has NO idea she's getting in some great physical therapy! We drive an hour, one way, once a week because we love it so much! Thank you to all of the caring staff and volunteers for your dedication to help children with all kinds of disabilities.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My son, Ethan Justus, has been a rider for about 17 years. He started at age 3, and has never been afraid of the horses or being up high. He has always enjoyed riding and the lessons provided. Tina and her staff are very professional,compassionate, and caring.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My daughter was diagnosed with mild spastic quad cerebral palsy a year ago. She loves each week she gets to go and ride a horse at project ride. The movement of the horses helps stretch her own muscles. They also make the kids minds work with fun activities. Myself and my wife will always be thankful for PRoject Ride. All the volunteers are awesome.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I can't say enough about Project Ride and the years of fun and therapy they provided for my now 20 year old son Brandon who is on the autism spectrum. An incident always comes to mind when I think about Project Ride and how it helped my son connect with animals. When Brandon was about 8, I took him to a local fun park where they were offering parent-guided horse rides for children (meaning the parent walked with the horses reins to guide them around the track). We were instructed to keep the horses at a good distance between each other. Unfortunately, the horse behind me was allowed to come up way to close to my horse (I had no idea) and he decided to promptly bite my horse in the rear! My horse bucked and up went little Brandon in the air like a balloon! I don't know how but he landed safely near a bush (it was helpful that he had wanted to keep his knee pads from practice earlier that day). Needless to say everyone was panicked but he just wiped himself off, laughed and said "oh no Rucky throw me off!" Rucky was a nickname for a horse he rode at Project Ride. He wanted to get right back on which was wonderful because I didn't want him to be afraid to ride. All the efforts that Project Ride had put in to help Brandon understand horses really paid off that day. Love, love the organization!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

She was 4 1/2 and ride for a number of years. She had so much fun riding she didn't realize she was doing therapy.
My daughter is now 13 and recalls her love of riding with horses with Project RIDE.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

What weighs 1287 pounds and has a smile as wide as the barn door she rides thru? Tator the horse with my daughter at the reins. Enpowerment, pride and huge sense of accomplishment are evident at every session. I am guessing the horse has a good time too.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter became a client after suffering a muscle disease. When she began riding, she was very weak, and required a backrider and two sidewalkers. She rode with Project Ride for several years. When she started, she was in a wheelchair and barely able to sit upright. At the end of her time at Project Ride, she was able to walk again and could ride independently. When she was in the hospital, her one wish was to be able to ride horses again. I believe that Project Ride became her inspiration to keep trying, even when it seemed that her life could never be 'normal' again. I can't say enough about the founder, Chris Mc Parland, and all the selfless, wonderful volunteers who made this organization happen. I hope they have some idea how many lives they've improved.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1997

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My teen daughter was a client served. We gladly waited on the list to start sessions, and when she did we were not disappointed. She rode for almost 2 years, then we moved from area.
I can not say enough about Project RIDE, their staff, and their passion for those with disabilities.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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