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