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Who We Are

Started as a dream and launched as a one night a week program - in daylight and good weather only - for 10 students, Saddle Up! is now a year-round program that will serve nearly 180 children/youth in 2012.

Serving that child - with an emphasis on the abilities of each individual - is the reason why we exist, plain and simple. It is what drives our Board, our hundreds of volunteers and our staff. All that we have, all that we do is in service to our participants.

What We Do

Welcome to Saddle Up!, the nonprofit recreational therapeutic riding program:

“Where all children are
equal in the saddle!”

Founded in 1990 and incorporated in 1991, Saddle Up! is the region’s oldest and largest recreational therapeutic riding program, and it is the only one exclusively serving children and youth with documented disabilities.

Saddle Up! is also one of only four programs in Tennessee to earn the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl), the national organization that sets the standards for quality and safety.


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