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Saddle Up! is Middle Tennessee’s oldest and largest organization offering equine assisted activities and therapies, and it is the only one exclusively serving children and youth with disabilities.

Our mission is to provide children and youth with disabilities the opportunity to grow and develop through therapeutic, educational and recreational programs. Launched in the summer of 1990 with horseback riding lessons one night a week for 10 students, Saddle Up! now operates year-round and offers our foundation program of recreational therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, equine facilitated learning, the Saddle Up! Equestrian Club, and multiple workshops/seminars.

Since incorporating in 1991, Saddle Up! has served almost 1,100 children, provided more than 42,000 hours of services, and cared for more than 110 noble horses who served our program. In 2013, we had 5,200+ hours of service to nearly 216 students and clients. We deliver our programs with a dedicated corps of 300-plus volunteers, 8 full-time and 24-part time staff members, and our “horse staff” of 22 amazing equines who make our programs work.

Saddle Up! deeply appreciates the support of our donors, event sponsors and event attendees whose generosity helps keep Saddle Up! the place “Where all children are equal in the saddle.

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