Sponsor a Champion Blue Ribbon and show you Believe in Ability!

Sponsor a Ribbon Today!

At GallopNYC we see successes every single day in our riding arena, but once a year we have a special opportunity to celebrate our riders – our annual Ride With Pride Horse Show! GallopNYC awards each one of our riders a big Blue Championship Ribbon. This ribbon celebrates each rider’s courage, hard work and infinite abilities.

Ride with Pride Horse Show

This year, our Ride with Pride Horse Show will take place over two days. Many of our riders will be able to participate!

On Saturday and Sunday June 22-23, our riders will “Ride with Pride” in Bowling Green, Prospect Park and at GallopNYC Sunrise Stables at our official Horse Show event. Riders will demonstrate their progress and the skills they have mastered through GallopNYC’s weekly therapeutic riding lessons. It will be a fun-filled day of games and celebration to honor our riders and volunteers. All Horse Show participants receive Championship Ribbons at the show, and riders who do not attend the show receive them from their proud instructors on the last day of classes.

Show You Believe in Ability

With a gift of $50 or more we will include a congratulatory message from you to our riders in our Horse Show program. Please include that message with your donation by May 30th.

As a Ribbon Sponsor you will be honoring every single one of our riders and supporting GallopNYC’s program.

 Your gift helps makes a difference in the life of a New Yorker with disabilities. We see breakthroughs every day in our program. A child labeled as non-verbal speaks his first words, a young person develops sufficient leg strength to walk independently, an at-risk teenager develops the courage to apply for her first job. These and other victories transfer to our riders in lasting and meaningful ways.

Our Commitment

GallopNYC has a special commitment to serving low- and middle-income families, and with your help we make the benefits of therapeutic riding available to those most in need. All our riders benefit from reduced fees, and many pay no fees or substantially reduced fees as part of GallopNYC’s commitment to make therapeutic riding accessible to all. Your gift will help us offer lessons to as many riders as we can.

Testimonial

“His Ride with Pride Horse Show Blue Ribbon is tremendously valuable as it is a symbol of his success and all his hard work.  The progress he has made with GallopNYC physically, emotionally and socially has carried over into everything else he does.  As a parent of a child with a disability, it’s gratifying to see something he loves so much have such positive impact on his life – and on our lives too.”  Parent

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Our Staff

GallopNYC’s talented and passionate employees are motivated by the sense of purpose that comes with our mission and programs.  Many of our staff first started their career at GallopNYC as a volunteer.

Board of Directors

GallopNYC is led by a Board of Directors dedicated to our mission. Our talented Board of Directors are professionals with accomplishments in business, government, professional services, and philanthropy.

Advisory Council

Our Council of Advisors are eminent supporters of our therapeutic programing, consisting of avid equestrians, medical professionals, educators, parents, and a wide variety of advisors.

Founders & Emeritus Board

GallopNYC was founded as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2005. During the 2007-08 academic year, GallopNYC began lessons with one instructor, ten participants, and about fifteen regular volunteers.

Rising Professionals

Our Rising Professional Group help to make GallopNYC events a fun and memorable occasion.  They are dedicated to organizing, planning, and fundraising for events and activities that support our riders.

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Volunteer in Lessons

Volunteers play a very important role in our therapeutic riding lessons. In fact, we can’t have lessons without you. Volunteers support our riders during therapeutic riding sessions by sidewalking with riders and leading our horses.

Barn Work

Taking care of horses sure is a lot of work! We need volunteers to help us with all kinds of tasks from horse care, barn management, feeding, and even cleaning stalls. 

Site Leader

As a Site Leader, you will assist instructors to ensure that on-site activities operate smoothly, especially with regards to volunteers, riders, staff, and any other on-site personnel. 

Paddock Master

Make a difference and help our lessons run better. Paddock Masters volunteers are designated to assist instructors during therapeutic riding sessions by ensuring horses are tacked and ready for use, and all necessary equipment is available to allow lessons to proceed in a timely fashion.

Clerical Volunteer

Like to stay indoors? We need volunteers to help GallopNYC staff with office work and to ensure that on-site activities operate smoothly, especially with regards to volunteers, riders, and any other on-site personnel.


Volunteer Community

Become a member of GallopNYC’s volunteer community – The Turnout! The Turnout is a social club for volunteers to connect with one another through hands on experience, learning and good times. Deepen your therapeutic riding and horse knowledge, and stay abreast of all the volunteer events!

Therapeutic Riding

GallopNYC brings the proven benefits of therapeutic horsemanship to provide measurable benefits for people with developmental, emotional, social, and physical challenges.  Through weekly riding sessions with PATH-certified instructors, we help riders learn new skills, inspiring each one to live life as fully, productively and independently as possible.

Veterans

GallopNYC provides horsemanship leadership programs to veterans free of charge. Therapeutic horsemanship is effective with veterans for both physical and emotional rehabilitation. GallopNYC’s therapeutic horsemanship program for veterans focuses on interactions with horses and builds upon improving personal decision-making and self-regulation.

Seniors

GallopNYC offers a free program for local seniors, 65 and older. Participants have the opportunity to socialize, mingle, learn new skills, work with our horses, and volunteer with our riders.  This program focuses on groundwork and techniques in leadwalking and sidewalking, to better assist our riders during therapeutic riding lessons.

Hippotherapy

In Hippotherapy, a licensed physical therapist works with each child while the child is riding. The therapist is trained in using a horse as a physical therapy tool. The therapists work independently with GallopNYC’s assistance.

Leadership

GallopNYC has developed an innovative program to help young people transition to work, by developing specific job skills needed for gainful employment.


Equestrian Team

The GallopNYC Equestrian Team sponsored by Centennial Bank is a group of our advanced riders who participate in competitions for riders with disabilities at United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) rated hunter jumper shows.