Saddle Up! 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 this year. Saddle Up! is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the region, and the only one exclusively serving children and youth who have disabilities. We are a Premier Center accredited by PATH International, the organization that sets the standards for safety and quality in equine assisted programs.
Saddle Up!’s mission is to provide children and youth with disabilities the opportunity to grow and develop through therapeutic, educational and recreational activities with horses.
Saddle Up! seeks to be an essential community partner, enriching the lives of children with disabilities through constantly improving the excellence and accessibility of the highest quality equine assisted activities.
Leadership and Accreditation
Our 34-acre farm in the beautiful rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, just south of Nashville, is the right environment for children and horses to learn, work and play together. The Lynne Evans Arena provides a spacious facility for year-round, day or night riding and other activities. Barns offer children the opportunity to exercise responsibility in caring for their horsey friends. And the farm is often the site for parades, picnics, and parties where children and their families can celebrate growth and progress – and just have fun!
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Saddle Up! was incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 1991. For information including details on financial, operations and results, please visit our nonprofit profile on GuideStar’s Giving Matters website.
1549 Old Hillsboro Road
Franklin, TN 37069-9136
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 8am – 4pm