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SIRE, Inc.

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Causes: Animal-Related, Animals, Education, Health, Rehabilitative Care, Special Education

Mission: SIRE, Houston''s Therapeutic Equestrian Centers, is one of approximately 800 therapeutic riding centers affiliated with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Internation and is a Premier Accredited facility. This means that SIRE meets the strict requirements for program, safety, finance and administrative standards. SIRE has been providing physical, emotional, educational, and recreational benefits to individuals with disabilities in the Houston area since 1983. Last year we serve 307 clients ranging in age from 3 years to 83 with 77 different diagnoses.

Results: In our most recent client survey, 100% reported benefits.

Target demographics: people with disabilities

Direct beneficiaries per year: 307 clients.

Geographic areas served: Houston

Programs: therapeutic horsemanship and therapies and related educational activities

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

My volunteer work at SIRE started as a selfish act on my behalf. I was relocated here from out of state and needed something to do with myself. I was originally drawn to the stables because of the horses and it was there I was introduced to SIRE. I was truely inspired by the program, its volunteers, its instructors,the horses and most of all its clients...The program brings everyone together to work toward the same goal in developing a better quality of life. Surprisingly, is isn`t just for the clients, I think I speak for all of us when I say the program has enriched all of our lives in so many ways. There is nothing more rewarding than having a purpose in life and making a difference in the lives of others.

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sstrawn 11/13/2012

Thank you!


Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with SIRE for the past 5 years. I have watched them grow with each year. The level of dedication is wonderful. The progress of the riders inspires me every time I'm there.

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sstrawn 11/01/2012

Thank you! Though I'm staff now, I did spend several years volunteering and loved every minute! I like having the ability to focus on horses,riders or both. Thanks for being such a faithful volunteer!