Saddle Up’s mission is to impact the lives of children and young adults with disabilities by providing opportunities to grow and develop through therapeutic, educational and recreational experiences with horses. We bring that mission to life by providing a year-round program on our 34-acre farm near Franklin, TN.
To ensure the safety of its participants and a quality learning opportunity, Saddle Up! requires all of its Instructors to be certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) In addition, we provide special training for our dedicated group of volunteers who come from all walks of life, age brackets and locations in the area to serve in the program.
Our Impact By The Numbers
Fun on the Farm
June and July
Join us for Fun on the Farm! This is a great time for children or youth with a disability (and siblings!) to come out to the farm for a week at a time this summer from 9am-12pm, Monday – Friday!
Chukkers for Charity
September 10, 2022
Chukkers for Charity is Tennessee’s largest and highest-grossing charity polo match.Since 1996, Chukkers has raised over $2.5 million to support programs at Rochelle Center and Saddle Up!
Board President, Saddle Up! Nashville
We love what we do!
Saddle Up! is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center which provides high quality programs in the field of equine-assisted services and therapies. Based on your child’s needs and interests, we can provide Adaptive Riding, Therapy Services, Equine Assisted Learning, Fun on the Farm, Saddle Up! Equestrian Club, Interactive Vaulting, and/or Alumni Transitions. To find out more information about our programs and how to get your child involved, please review the information below.
Why the horse?
Nothing can compare to the power of the horse. The auto industry has put “horsepower” into their engines for decades, but there is a “horse power” beyond strength and speed that only a real horse can provide. Saddle Up! partners with their herd to offer children and youth with disabilities a unique environment to grow and develop. Our horses provide movement, support, learning opportunities, strength, stability, companionship, and much more to participants in all of our different programs. To see the horses in action and the amazing power they have to offer, feel free to schedule a visit for you and your family.
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 8am – 4pm