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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.

Forest Hills

Little John

Guardian: Centennial Bank

Bio coming soon

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”. 

Sally

Available

Bio coming soon

Amigo

Available

Bio coming soon

Charm

Available

Bio coming soon

Harry Potter

Available

Bio coming soon

Motion

Available

Bio coming soon

Misty

Available

Bio coming soon

Buddy

Available

Bio coming soon

Rosebud

Available

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Marco

Available

Bio coming soon

King

Available

Bio coming soon

Reno

Available

Bio coming soon

Sunrise Stables

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

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. 

Joker

Guardian: Elizabeth Gallagher

Bio coming soon

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.  

Priscilla

Guardians: Jamie Dinan & Elizabeth Miller

Bio coming soon

Sadie

Guardian: Laura Hayward

Bio coming soon

Hope

Available

Bio coming soon

Molly

Available

Bio coming soon

Zippy

Available

Bio coming soon

Stormy

Available

Bio coming soon

Governor

Available

Bio coming soon

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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.