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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Equestrian, Human Services, Recreation & Sports, Sports

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: 595

Geographic areas served: Greater Sacramento Area

Programs: Recreational therapeutic horseback riding lessons

Community Stories

51 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Alexis11

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love project r.i.d.e! My daughter has been participating in this program for 2 1/2 years! It has helped her balance and her confidence! The games they play are fun, educational and therapeutic! We have been very happy with everyone we encounter at the barn!

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volunteer 11/01/2016

Thanks for the love Alexis and for sharing your beautiful amazing daughter with us!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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volunteer 11/01/2016

Thanks for making the drive and for understanding the magic behind the disguised learning that looks like fun!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Best group of people ever! Such a fantastic organization that helps so many.

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volunteer 11/01/2016

Aww... we love you too dphills!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Such a great place run by a great staff! I volunteered here over the summer got to witness the magic first hand!

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volunteer 11/01/2016

It's the volunteers that make the magic happen. Thanks for being a part of it!

Donor

Rating: 5

Can not say enough good things about what Project Ride does.
I've never met such an amazing group of people who's hearts are so large they just fill the room!
I've knows kids who have gone threw their horseback therapy program. They were said to never be able to walk. Because of this amazing program and the therapy and love they provide they walk and thrive!
The smiles on the children's faces are more than words can express.
We will contribute to support Project Ride in every way we can.

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volunteer 11/01/2016

Couldn't do it without supporters like you DoubleRRanch!

Wendy166

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Project RIDE uses a team of people and horses to put smiles on the faces of the wonderful kids they serve.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My brother rode at Project RIDE and I've been a volunteer for many years. I love every minute I spend at the RIDE barn.

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volunteer 11/01/2016

We love having you with us rprettym! Hope you'll be with us for many more years...

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved at this Center for 5 years and have been continually impressed by the caliber of people who walk through the Barn doors. Whether it is a volunteer, special needs rider or community member that simply stops by, one is always touched by the magic of the positive work and development that happens in this program.

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volunteer 11/01/2016

The magic wouldn't be possible without our hard-working staff who toil behind the scenes to make all the details work. Thanks so much loricandelaria!

1 Jennifer609

Client Served

Rating: 5

My sister attends Jessie Baker School for kids with special needs. Project RIDE helps my sister and other students of Jessie Baker ride horses to work on their motor skills and educate them in riding in a safe and enjoyable manner. The instructors and volunteers are awesome!!

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volunteer 11/01/2016

We love working with our friends at Jessie Baker - an amazing school and we are proud to be an integral part of their education.

1 Betsy37

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a supporter of Project RIDE I have had the opportunity to watch the professional staff and volunteers use horses to provide therapy in a compassionate, fun atmosphere to people, young and old, with special needs. Those of us who come to watch never leave without fully appreciating the value of their service for people who have serious challenges.

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volunteer 11/01/2016

Thanks so much for the kind words and for your ongoing support Betsy37.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son loves this program. He's engaged. He's calm. He listens and is able to give walking commands. Project RIDE is a wonderful therapy program for individuals with disabilities.

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volunteer 11/01/2016

It's a joy for us to see the impact that the horses have on the clients we work with on a daily basis. Thanks for trusting us with your son!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Staff that cares about the students they work with. They put all they have into improving the program and building the kids' confidence.

Michelle400

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Postive vibes hit you as soon as you walk in the door. The emotional support they provide to their clients is amazing. Whether you have children riding here or not it's therapeutic for all!!

1 Donald N.

Board Member

Rating: 5

A great chance to help in the raising and education of children with disabilities and helping adults with disabilities. Meet great people all sharing the same goals. A chance to be around horses and their effect upon those who ride in the program, as well as how the horses themselves will adjust their temperament with a child acting out.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has been riding for 5 years. We love the people and the community atmosphere.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

An amazing gift to people with disabilities. i get the awesome pleadure to watch people ride horses and the wonderful expressions the you can see in their eyes is pure joy and trust. And the people that work there are amazing. So much love and life shared. You are family. One big huge family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Helped my daughter overcome her anxiety. Staff and volunteers are amazing!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

1 Jessie Baker E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a phenomenal program that supports children with the greatest needs at the highest risk. Without this program our community and these children would be at a huge disadvantage. This program and the people who run it are some of the best people in our area with the largest of hearts. To have them in our community is not luck, it's a privilege.

2 Krista19

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!