Horseback Riding for Seniors

GallopNYC offers a free program, primarily at Sunrise Stables, for local seniors, 65 and older. Participants have the opportunity to socialize, learn new skills by; working with our horses, and volunteering with our riders.  This program focuses on developing the skills necessary to be a outstanding volunteer, teaching skills for leadwalking and sidewalking, to better assist our riders during therapeutic riding lessons.

Our Senior Horseback Riding Program is offered seasonally on Tuesdays and Fridays at GallopNYC Sunrise Stables.

Lunch & Learn workshops are on Tuesdays at 12:30. During these sessions, we provide lunch and an opportunity to socialize with your barn friends. During lunch, the instructor will provide a short lecture about horses. After lunch, the group spends an hour doing a hands on activity with the horses.

We ask participants to return on Fridays mornings from 10 – 12 to volunteer and support therapeutic riding lessons with elementary students.

Please note all activities are weather permitting.