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Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc.

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Causes: Animal-Related, Animals, Education, Equestrian, Health, Sports, Voluntary Health Associations & Medical Disciplines

Mission: Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with physical, behavioral and developmental challenges through the extraordinary benefits of therapeutic riding and related equine assisted therapy.

Results: From a program that started by serving 100 riders each year, we have grown to become a program that serves more than 100 riders each week. Over 90% of our riders achieve their stated goals in each session. We also maintain an active volunteer corp of 175. Without them, we could not do our work.

Target demographics: Any child or adult with a disability who can be helped by therapeutic riding!

Geographic areas served: Greater San Francisco Bay Area - riders come to us from 7 counties

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Giant Steps is truly a miracle. Trained instructors pair with trained horses and create magic for their "students". Movement and balance are achieved. Milestones accomplished. The joy on the faces of the students is a marvelous thing to see. It's magic. It works.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Giant Steps is one of the most wonderful organizations I have had the pleasure to work with over the past 20 years. The services offered are truly changing the lives of their clients as well as the entire family; the quality of the staff is unequaled; and the volunteers are amazing!