GallopNYC provides equine-centered therapeutic programs to children and adults with disabilities, including veterans and at-risk youth. They run the largest and most multi-faceted therapeutic riding program in New York City, providing therapeutic riding to urban children who otherwise would not have the chance to interact with horses. Nearly 12% of city residents live with disabilities that present developmental, physical, social, and/or emotional challenges. GallopNYC aims to serve a socioeconomically and racially diverse group of riders. They make the benefits of therapeutic riding available by subsidizing, on average, a third of the cost of each lesson for all riders and offer need-based fee waivers so riders can participate, regardless of financial means.
As a Community Outreach Organization, GallopNYC received a grant from the USEF Opportunity Fund to directly support their clientele. The waiting list for participants to join their programming is over 1,000! We know that horses are truly instrumental in transforming lives. We are inspired by Community Outreach Organizations, like GallopNYC, that provide more opportunities to interact with these amazing animals. Learn more about Community Outreach Organizations and the USEF Opportunity Fund here.