Riders Up!

 

Horses for All

Our mission to provide access to horses for all kids. From the single mother on a fixed income to the autistic child in need of equine assisted therapy to the military or foster child that needs a “constant” in life. We are here for them all. 

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About Our Charity

Free Riding Lessons

We provide free riding lessons for low income and autistic children.

ReDUCED Rates

We offer half price riding lessons for military and foster children.

Paid Riding Lessons

Our paid lesson program is $150 per month for 4 private lessons. Paid lessons support our programs as well.

Horse Boy Inspired Retreats

We provide Horse Sense Equine Therapy retreats for families on a scholarship basis. 

Thoroughbred Aftercare

We provide second careers for Thoroughbred racehorses and use them as lesson horses in our programs.

Sponsor a Child

Sponsor a child and change a life. Sponsoring a child ensures that they receive lessons on a weekly basis. When you sponsor a child, you will be provided with information about that child and will receive updates on their progress. 

Riders Up! follows a curriculum that allows riders to build on their skills and receive awards for each level they master. 

Happening Now

May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month

When we started Riders Up! in the Fall of 2019, we knew that the children of our community and surrounding area needed a program like ours. What we didn’t know was just how badly it was needed. Now that we’re in the middle of our second full year, we are truly...

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Riders Up! 2020 Annual Report

Riders Up! 2020 Annual Report

Our Riders Up! 2020 Annual Report covers programs, our achievements of the year and our goals for 2021.

A Christmas Letter to Our Friends & Donors

A Christmas Letter to Our Friends & Donors

Riders Up! at Lake Fork Stables exists to help local families by providing free and reduced rate riding lessons to low income, autistic, military, and foster kids. Who knew at the beginning of the year we would be starting a charity in the midst of a pandemic. Because...

Lake Fork Stables Receives The Paddock Foundation Grant

Lake Fork Stables Receives The Paddock Foundation Grant

Lake Fork Stables is proud to announce that we have received our first grant! The Paddock Foundation has provided us with a $1500 grant to go towards remodeling the tack and feed room, veterinary care and marketing material. The Paddock Foundation's mission is to...

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Our Services

We offer a variety of services at Lake Fork Stables to support our programs. These services help to provide revenue so we can continue doing our work to create opportunities for local children.

Horseback Riding Excursions

Book a horseback riding excursion and support our programs.

JoyRide Membership

Our JoyRide equestrian membership program is a paid lesson service supporting our programs.

Day Camps

Our day camps cover horsemanship basics, include games, crafts, and other fun activities. 

Birthday Parties

Book a birthday party and support our kids!

Boarding

Horse boarding is offered on a limited basis for riders in a lesson program.

Virtual Horse Show

Join our virtual horse show group! Compete and win prizes!

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Horse Sense Equine Therapy Retreats

Provided on a sponsorship basis, recipients of our Horse Sense Equine Therapy Retreats enjoy 3 days and 2 nights at Stable View Cottages. They receive up to 4 hours of Horse Boy Inspired equine assisted therapy sessions, souvenir t-shirts and more.

Donate now to help us fund Monica’s Horse Sense Equine Therapy Retreat. Monica is a 16 year old girl on the autism spectrum that lives in an area where there are no therapeutic facilities and her family has been unable to get their doctor to help locate a program. 

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Upcoming Events

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2nd Annual Farm Fall Festival

The Saturday before Halloween!

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  • Mike & Lisa Goodbrake
  • Kathy Cooper
  • Lorri Hart
  • Michael Hart

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