13 August 2015

BE HERE! August 2015 Newsletter



For An Exciting Fall Season

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GallopNYC’s regular programming begins again September 8, 2015. Visit our volunteer website to see our schedule of classes and sign up!

For a tutorial on how our new volunteer website gives you the ablility to manage your time with GallopNYC, visit

Lynne’s Riding School; 8803 70th Road, Queens
Sunday 9-12 (begins 9/13)
Monday 10am-12pm (begins 10/5) ; 4-6:30pm (begins 9/14)
Tuesday 10:30am-12:30pm (begins 10/6) ; 4-6:30pm (begins 9/15)
Riverdale Equestrian Center; 6351 Broadway, Bronx
Monday 10am-12:30pm (begins 10/5); 3:30-5:30pm (begins 9/14)
Wednesday 10am-12:30pm (begins 10/7); 3:30-5:30pm (begins 9/16)
Bronx Equestrian Center; 9 Shore Road, Bronx
Tuesday 3:30-5:30pm (begins 9/8)
Thursday 3:30-5:30pm (begins 9/10)
Bowling Green, Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Saturday 9am – 4:30pm (can be flexible with  2.5 hour schedule) (begins 9/12)
Sunday 9am-4:30pm (can be flexible with 2.5 hour schedule) (begins 9/13)
Wednesday 10am-12:30pm; 2pm-5:30pm (begins 9/9)
Thursday 1-5:30pm (can be flexible with 2.5 hour schedule) (begins 9/10)
Jamaica Bay Riding Academy
Monday – Thursday, 10am-12:30pm (begins 10/5) (Shuttle Service Provided by GallopNYC from Sheepshead Bay Q Stop)


To Leadwalk at the GallopNYC / Extreme Kids and Crew Summer Experience 

The weeks of August 17th and 24th, GallopNYC and Extreme Kids and Crew will partner together to create a summer experience at our Prospect Park location. We will host 7-9 riders per day, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 – Noon. We still need a few experienced leadwalkers. If you are available and want to participate, please visit or email our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]

BE HERE! To Race for the Kids

GallopNYC is participating in RBC Race for the Kids, October 17th, 2015 at Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza. We are excited to announce that registration is officially open. Sign up to run with YouthINC and raise funds for GallopNYC!. For more information, visit

BE HERE! To meet our new CUNY Service Corps Members

unnamed (2)Beginning the week of September 14th, we will have 8 new CUNY Service Corps Members working on site to assist with lessons. Come out to introduce yourself to Cynthia Odili Actie, Oluwabusola Oyenuga, Jessica Altieri, Adriana Villanueva, Lana Roff, Jabeen Cheema, Clariza Mayo, StephanieOlcese.



Save the Date!

September 9th and 22nd – Marie Varvaro will be holding leadwalker training clinics at Jamaica Bay Riding Academy, 7000 Shore Road, Brooklyn. Come out to learn basic techniques to be a confident leadwalker at GallopNYC.

September 16th and 29th – Marie Varvaro will be teaching basic Horsemanship for GallopNYC volunteers at Jamaica Bay Riding Academy, 7000 Shore Road, Brooklyn. Come learn basic horsemanship and work with our new horses!

August 31st – September 3rd VOLUNTEER VISITING DAYS – Come out to 4 of our locations to meet and spend time with the horses, instructors and other volunteers before lessons begin, from 10:00am-12:00pm. August 31st – Riverdale Equestrian Center 6351 Broadway, Bronx; September 1st – Bronx Equestrian Center 9 Shore Road, Bronx; September 2nd – Lynne’s Riding School 8803 70th Road, Queens; September 3rd –  Jamaica Bay Riding Academy 7000 Shore Road, Brooklyn.

To express interest in any of these learning opportunities, please email [email protected] Space is limited!

Saying Goodbye


It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our good friend and colleague, Richmond Agbesi who passed away July 18th, 2015. We will miss him. GallopNYC is hosting a Day of Service in his honor on September 13th at Prospect Park. We will be joined by fellow CUNY Service Corps Members and his fraternity brothers. To help support his family with funeral expenses, consider donating here;

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