The nonprofit Horseplay Therapeutic Riding Center, which is affiliated with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, (PATH International), offers a year-round therapeutic recreational horseback-riding program for special needs children and adults. For more information, click on "Enrolling" above.
Riding develops strength and balance, and increases self-esteem, benefiting individuals with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, Down Syndrome, autism, brain injury or head trauma, visual and and hearing impairments, mental or learning disorders and muscular dystrophy.
The staff members of Horseplay Therapeutic Riding Center wish to express their deep appreciation for the continuing generous financial support provided by the Valero Energy Corporation.
We would also like to thank Genentech for their generous donation.
Ryan I volunteer at Horseplay because I want to make a positive impact in the riders' lives. The best thing about Horseplay is when I can tell the rider is really enjoying them self and knowing I was part of the reason the person is so happy.
I volunteer at Horseplay to be a better person. Not many kids my age are volunteering anywhere and I was exposed to horse riding at a young age. Horseplay gives me the opportunity to help out with horses and also the riders. I keep coming back to have the satisfaction that I helped make a difference in my community.
For me, one of the best things about Horseplay is when I am walking next to the rider and I see a smile in the rider's face. It brings such a good feeling to me and it makes me happy knowing that the riders are happy.
Rider Simon Eisenberg has painted all the Horseplay horses! This is his portrait of Farina. He has overcome his disability of autism to share his gift with us all. He paints a variety of animals and sales of his prints have raised nearly $3,000 for Horseplay!