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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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.

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. 

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The Story of Zibeth

The Story of Zibeth

Near the end of January, a friend, Nicole, found two Thoroughbreds at an auction near Houston. They were able to bid and save the gelding, but the little mare slipped through. Her name was Zibeth. While they were loading, the saw her being pushed through the cattle...

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East Texas Giving Day

East Texas Giving Day

East Texas Giving Day is April 28th and represents a day of giving specifically for the East Texas area. We are excited to be participating in this 18-hour online event. Early giving has begun donors are encouraged to start making donations now at...

Saving Tilodi

Saving Tilodi

I started writing this blog when I'd had Tilodi for a few days. Unfortunately, after having her for two weeks, I've had to make the tough decision to euthanize her. Here's Tilodi's story, because it deserves to be told. One of the core aspects of our mission is to be...

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.

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.

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Upcoming Events

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July

July Virtual Benefit Horse Show

Join us on Facebook for our July Virtual Benefit Horse Show! More Details 

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Aug

August Virtual Benefit Horse Show

Join us on Facebook for our August Virtual Benefit Horse Show.   More Details

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Sep

Run for the Roses Virtual Gala

Join us for a day of Derby fun and fundraising! More info to come!

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  • Gary Ray Spencer
  • Steve Allen
  • Mary Hill
  • Mike & Lisa Goodbrake
  • Kathy Cooper
  • Lorri Hart
  • Michael Hart

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