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Project R I D E Incorporated

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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 individuals, with another 150 on our waiting list

Geographic areas served: Greater Sacramento Area

Programs: Recreational therapeutic horseback riding lessons, unmounted equine-assisted activities, and equine-assisted learning

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has been riding at Project RIDE for 6 years now. The people are amazing and so helpful. Their program has helped my daughter gain so much core strength. She loves riding every week and enjoys spending time with all the wonderful volunteers.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter loves going to Project R.I.D.E! The staff is wonderful and the program is fantastic!

Kelly B.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Project R.I.D.E is an amazing organization full of caring staff who provide much needed services to unlock the potential of individuals their programs serve.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Project Ride is an amazing therapeutic horse-riding facility. The stables, arena and facility are always clean, the staff is friendly and the instructors are kind and knowledgeable. My son started riding there back in 1991, and he only stopped after his disease progressed to a point making horseback-riding contraindicated. My daughter and our family have volunteered off and on for many years, and our daughter is now an instructor. We believe in the mission statement of Project Ride, and we have seen first-hand the awesome benefits this facility provides to *handicapable* children and adults.

Jeralynn S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This has historically been our family’s favorite nonprofit. All of our family has volunteered and it has been so rewarding to see someone using a wheelchair be able to get out of it and walk. We have heard young people say their first words on horseback. We love how the working unpaid board of directors give so heartily of their time. Although we are not currently volunteering, we attend some of the fundraisers and are amazed at the continuing vitality of this helpful organization. Keep up the good work one and all!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Project R.I.D.E. is awesome! All the fundraising event put on are incredibly fun and successful. All the riders helped are in love with the program, they always have giant smiles on their faces! The Barn is super welcoming, and all the volunteers and staff are beyond friendly and willing to help with anything!

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!

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.

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.

1 Lavada D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

every time i attend a function that involves this program, i hear fantastic kudos about the work they do. i have personally witnessed their efforts and the staff is wonderful.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

absolutely amazing to witness the transformation that occurs especially when small children who have developmental issues get on top of huge horses. somehow, they have a sense of empowerment that exceeds all expectations.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My nephew has been riding here and it has helped him so much! He even has his picture hanging in the arena! An absolutely fantastic program!