GallopNYC Guardians
(formerly adopt-a-horse)
GallopNYC has been serving people with disabilities in New York City since 2005 thanks to our amazing herd of 40 wonderful horses. The ideal therapy horse is sound, has an unflappable temperament and unlimited heart. Our horses come from many different backgrounds including the show ring, the amateur circuit and the racetrack. Keeping our equine educators happy and healthy is a priority, as the horses are the true heroes of our programs. By becoming a GallopNYC Guardian, for $5000 a year, you can provide the means necessary to continue the high-quality care of our horses so they can continue their important work. Below, we’re pleased to introduce you to our herd. Please email guardians@gallopnyc.org with any questions.

Reade

Available

Reade is a 17.0h Dutch Warmblood. Imported from Europe following a successful career over FEI fences (Federation Equestre International), Reade transitioned to flatwork.  Somewhat lively in his youth, the 20-year-old has matured into a well-mannered riding horse affording even the littlest equestrian a sense of confidence and accomplishment.  We affectionally call him “our great big puppy dog”. 

Zest

Available

Affectionally called “The Rock”  Zest is a Halflinger Morgan cross who stands  14 hands tall.  Originally stabled at Forest Hills, Zest now calls Sunrise Stables his home.  He is a versatile willing therapy horse.

Peter Pan

Available

Peter Pan is a 13.2 Morgan cross.  Prior to coming to GallopNYC, Peter Pan belonged to Arno at the International Riding Camp.  Donated after his jumping career was over, Peter Pan is a well trained, experienced gentleman which makes him perfect or little riders to learn to walk trot and canter. 

Irish

Guardian: Daniel L. Nir

Irish is a senior therapy horse that came to GallopNYC from Lynn’s Riding Center.  Affectionately described “as a love,” this 15 hand Morgan mare is one of Gallop’s most versatile therapy horses. 

Mr. Big

Available

Mr. Big is a 17.2h Dutch Warmblood gelding whose real name is Market Gunner. Registered with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), Big is new to Therapeutic Horsemanship. Eager to please with a sweet disposition, Biggie is a work in progress.  He is affectionally known as a “Big Lug”.  

Joy

Available

Not quite the littlest member of our herd but almost – Joy is a miniature bay mare with a kind willing disposition.  Exceptionally suited for work with young children and the elderly, Joy instantly puts even the timidest rider at ease with her soft brown eyes and accepting disposition.  

Joker

Guardian: Elizabeth Gallagher

Priscilla

Guardians: Jamie Dinan & Elizabeth Miller

Bio coming soon

Little John

Guardian: Centennial Bank

Bio coming soon

Sadie

Guardian: Laura Hayward

Bio coming soon

Sally

Available

Bio coming soon