26 May 2015

GallopNYC May 2015 Volunteer Newsletter


GallopNYC Annual Horse Show – June 21st, 2015
We are gearing up for our annual Ride with Pride Horse Show set to take place on June 21st, in Central Park! Sign up for your desired job/shift preference by filling out the following form; GallopNYC depends on our wonderful volunteers to make this fun, end of the year celebration a success. Thank you for all of your support!

Become a GallopNYC Blue Ribbon Sponsor

Blue Ribbon PicOn Father’s Day, many of our riders will “Ride with Pride” in Central Park, showing the skills they have learned at GallopNYC’s weekly therapeutic riding lessons.  Our goal is to give every GallopNYC rider a champion ribbon at the show or on the last day of lessons.

GallopNYC serves over 300 riders every week at 5 NYC locations.  All of our riders benefit from reduced fees, and two thirds pay no fees or substantially reduced fees.

To become a Blue Ribbon Sponsor visit;

Giving Back to Volunteers through Ariat International and Equus Foundation

Gift Certificates

Ariat International is donating five gift certificates each quarter in 2015 to individuals who achieve Champion status. Each quarter, a drawing will be conducted where five (5) Champions will each receive a $250 Gift Certificate for Ariat Boots. The earlier you achieve Champion status, the more chances you have to win.

Scholarship Opportunity

The EQUUS Foundation will award a minimum of four $1,000 Champion of Equine Service Academic Scholarships in 2015, based on the volunteer service performed by Champions in the 2014 calendar year.

For more information visit the website;

Congratulations Deanie Barth!

Deanie Barth MarathonPlease join us in congratulating Deanie Barth on her successful completion of the Brooklyn Half Marathon on May 16th. Deanie was able to raise $15,000 for GallopNYC. Thank you Deanie!

Fundraising Opportunity

Bike to Beach 2015 – June 5th

If you or anyone you know is an avid bicyclist and would like to raise money while completing a fun, challenging bike ride, please email [email protected] Prizes are awarded for fundraising efforts and GallopNYC keeps 80% of the money raised.

New Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Vols PicGallopNYC will continue limited programming throughout summer 2015.


GallopNYC is partnering with the Summer Youth Employment Program to offer a Leadership and Team Building Program for youth in New York City. In return, they will spend their time working to improve the grounds in and around our riding centers. This will take place for 6 weeks beginning July 6th.

Extreme Kids

GallopNYC is partnering with Extreme Kids to create a summer experience during the last two weeks of August.

For more information about our Summer Volunteer Opportunities and to sign up for shifts, email us at [email protected].

Save the Date

June 21st, 2015 – GallopNYC Annual Horse Show – Ride with Pride – The date has been set for our annual horse show! Come out and celebrate with GallopNYC for our end of the year celebration.

June 27th, 2015 – GallopNYC End of the Year Volunteer Appreciation Celebration – Our last day of riding for Spring is June 27th. Stay tuned for more information about our end of the year Volunteer Appreciation Celebration coming soon!

GallopNYC Spring Schedule

Rutherford at Riverdale

To sign up, log in to your personal profile at

Jamaica Bay Riding AcademyThrough June 12th
Monday thru Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm

Lynne’s Riding SchoolMonday and Tuesday Morning Sessions End June 8th
Monday – 10am-12pm, 4-6:30pm,
Tuesday – 10:30am-12:30pm, 4-6:30pm
Sunday – 9am-12pm

Riverdale Equestrian Center
Monday – 3:30-6:30pm
Wednesday – 10:30am-12:30pm – Wednesday Sessions end June 10th

Prospect Park – Bowling GreenThursday Morning Sessions end June 11th
Wednesday and Thursday 10am-5:30pm
(Thursday hours change to 1-5:30pm beg June 18)
Saturday and Sunday – 8:30am-4:30pm

Bronx Equestrian Center
Tuesday – 3:30-6:30pm
Thursday – 3:30-6:30pm

We want your feedback

After every session, you have the option to log into your profile at and leave feedback about the session. We want to hear from you!


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