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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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Rating: 5

This premier therapeutic equestrian center has it all: capable, caring and committed founders who continue to direct and manage the day-to- day operations; dedicated and competent volunteers that help in so many ways, a board that truly reflects the diversity and energy of the community, and--best of all--the many young client/riders, who work so hard to secure the profound benefits of therapeutic riding.

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Rating: 5

This extraordinary therapeutic equestrian center has it all. Great underlying management strength and direction by its founders, a well-rounded board of directors reflecting the best of the community, capable and caring volunteers and, best of all, a community of young clients whose commitment and progress inspires every9one daily.