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Meet Our Community Outreach Organizations: City to Saddle

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 9, 2024, 9:30 AM

"To Give a Child A Leg Up!" That is the motto of the Massachusetts-based City to Saddle, which opened its doors more than a decade ago. The motto underscores their mission of providing equestrian opportunities for under-served children to experience the joys and challenges of equestrian activities. City to Saddle’s programs enrich the lives of boys and girls in so many ways by fostering confidence, self-fulfillment, and joy. From the very beginning, City to Saddle has engaged with a diverse youth population, recognizing the incredible value that equine relationships can hold for children of all backgrounds when barriers to access are removed. Since 2004, City to Saddle has enrolled hundreds of boys and girls from Boston’s inner city, Worcester, and other urban/metro areas into a variety of equestrian programs at barns located throughout Massachusetts.


The atmosphere at the home base of Mesa Farm is described simply as an oasis. There is an immediate family feel that truly exemplifies a strong sense of community. Ice Cream Fridays are definitely the crowd-favorite. In addition to riding lessons, City to Saddle also incorporates vaulting into their programming. Every aspect of their program engages each participant in transformational horsemanship experiences. You can learn more about Community Outreach Organizations and the USEF Opportunity Fund here.