Our Kids.

Our Community.

Riders Up! is a youth mentorship program at Lake Fork Stables, a 501(c)3 public charity. We provide free and reduced cost riding lessons to the children of low-income families, special needs students and military/first responder families.

Our lessons focus on safety and horsemanship and we offer both English and western riding lessons on our Off The Track Thoroughbreds.

How You Can Get Involved

Call (903) 366-3052 to Donate Or Contact Us to get Involved

Riders Up! Bake Sale

Join us at Tractor Supply in Sulphur Springs Saturday, November 9th for a Bake Sale Fundraiser! We will have lots of delicious baked goods as well as other items for sale including Riders Up! t-shirts, keychains, and wristbands.

No Stirrup November Challenge

Oh, No Stirrup November. So many riders despise you throughout the month, but oh how their riding position improves! If you are routinely challenged by your riding instructor or yourself to ride with no stirrups in November, do it for a cause this year! By...

T-Shirt Fundraiser

While we've been trying really hard to earn start-up funds on StartSomeGood.com. We have a long way to go as we are only 8% funded at this point. So, we are also launching a t-shirt fundraiser. T-shirts are $25 and all profit goes to funding the Riders Up! program....

Horses Helping Kids.

Kids Helping Horses.

Become a Sponsor. Get Involved.

Starting a non-profit is both exciting and terrifying. We have a desire to spread the joy of horses to every child we can, but with that comes great responsibility. Sponsors, both corporate and individual, are vital to helping this program succeed and to meet our goal of teaching as many kids as possible.

What We Do

Our East Texas communities in and around Wood, Rains and Hopkins County are “all or nothing,” and many families simply do not have the resources to afford activities for their children, such as horseback riding, despite being rural, farm communities. 

Our vision is to provide free riding lessons to low-income families, special needs students and military/first responder families in our area while also using off-the-track Thoroughbreds who also need second careers and aftercare. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide local children with the opportunity to learn how to ride horses as well as learn about horsemanship, horse care, and stable management while providing off the track Thoroughbreds with careers after racing.

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

From volunteer opportunities to enrolling a child in our programs, contact us to get involved.

270 CR 1880, Yantis, TX

Call Us: (903) 366-3052

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