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GallopNYC Sunrise Stables

An urban stable with a rural feel, offering recreational riding and therapeutic programs in NYC

80-98 Linden Blvd. 
Howard Beach, Queens NY 11414

Right in NYC, a country style horse barn with  2 dozen beautiful and contented horses and ponies, offering therapeutic and recreational riding in a large outdoor arena. Sunrise Stables is in a park and is an urban stable with a rural feel.

Sunrise from Rockaway Blvd 

  • From Rockaway Blvd train station, take the Q41 bus toward Howard Beach.
  • The bus ride is approximately 8 minutes (5 stops).
  • Get off the bus at 153 Ave. & 151 Ave.
  • Continue walking down 151 Ave. for 2 blocks.
  • Turn RIGHT on 88 Street.
  • At the end of the block, take a
  • LEFT onto South Conduit and then immediately continue left onto 149 Ave.
  • The entrance to GallopNYC is on the right, at the end of the fence, where the houses start.

***Please note that the wire fences are electric. Do not touch. The wood fence is safe to touch.

Sunrise from 88th Street

  • From the A Train 88th Street Station, walk south along 88th street.
  • Stay on 88th street for 15 minutes walking
  • Take a left down Arion Road
  • A pedestrian bridge will be on the right side at the end of the street
  • Take the pedestrian bridge to cross the Conduit
  • After exiting the pedestrian bridge, walk towards the intersection and continue down 149th Ave.
  • There will be an entrance on your right along the white picket fence.

Sunrise via L Train

  • Take the L Train to New Lots Ave stop
  • Exit the station and wait at the B15 bus stop located in front of the station doors
  • Ride the JFK Airport bound B15 bus for 20-30 minutes
  • Exit at Linden Bl/78th St
    Continue walking East along Linden Blvd.
  • GallopNYC Entrance will be on the right side after walking along a white fence.

Our entrance is on Linden Blvd. headed toward South Conduit Ave.

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GallopNYC FY18 Audited Financials

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.

2017 CHAR500
2017 GallopNYC 990 and CHAR 500
2017 Signed 990 CHAR 500 and Audited Fin(3)

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.