How you can help

Horses work wonders for us. Now you can, too.

Saddle Up! has been changing the lives of special equestrians for more than 25 years through the power of the horse – therapeutic riding, physical and occupational therapy, equine assisted learning, and the Saddle Up! Equestrian Club. Your support helps ensure that these programs and others will be there for today’s riders and future generations, that we can grow responsibly to serve more children, and that Saddle Up! will remain the place “where all children are equal in the saddle.”

Annual Fund

The annual fund campaign supports all the work of Saddle Up!. The annual fund is the financial foundation upon which we bring our mission and program to life. Gifts of $1,000 or more qualify for membership in our Hoofing Society.


Saddle Up! is committed to making sure that any child eligible for the program can ride regardless of financial ability. You can help with a ridership gift. A $30 gift will cover one lesson fee for one rider – this is about 17% of the actual $150 cost to provide a lesson – while $480 would cover fees for one rider for one regular session.

Sponsor a Horse

Maintaining a herd of horses is not cheap. The current economic situation increases those costs with higher expenses for food, fuel and utilities. For an annual $1,000 sponsorship, your name is engraved on a photo plaque of your sponsored horse displayed in our barn. Don’t be surprised if you get something in the mail – straight from the horse’s mouth!

Sponsor a Cat

Not to be forgotten, our barn cats also need sponsors. For $150 a year, you can provide care for one of our very unusual cats that can be seen at any time typing, hanging out on an office chair or mousing around the barn.

Donor Gratitude

Thank You

The amazing transformations that happen for our children who ride would not be possible without the generous support of our donors. Every gift and every donor is deeply appreciated and welcomed.

Thank you!

2017 Donor Listing (link to come)
Hoofing Society (link to come)
Horse Sponsors (link to come)
2017 Annual Report (link to come)

Pegasus Society

Bequests are a wonderful way to support Saddle Up! and may provide estate tax benefits. A bequest may enable you to make a larger gift than you thought possible. There are different ways your estate can support Saddle Up!:

  • Designate a specific gift to Saddle Up! (such as property or a specific dollar amount)
  • Leave a percentage of your estate to Saddle Up!
  • After your estate has provided for your loved ones, leave all or part of the remainder of your estate to Saddle Up!

Bequests may also be made in honor or in memory of a loved one. In addition to cash and securities, bequests may include real estate, works of art, or virtually anything of value.

Saddle Up!’s tax ID number is 58-1930303

To learn how you can include Saddle Up! in your estate plans, please contact Knox Brewer at 615-794-1150 ext. 320 or

Endowment Gifts

Gifts to the Endowment are investments in Saddle Up’s future. These funds, separate from the operational budget, are invested to assure that Saddle Up! has a strong financial foundation for serving children with disabilities far into the future.

Additional ways to help

Matching Gifts

Many employers and corporate entities will match charitable donations made by their employees. Check with your employer to see if you can maximize the impact of your gift with a matching gift.

Combined Campaigns

If you participate in a combined campaign such as United Way or Community Health Charities, please consider designating your gift to Saddle Up!. Saddle Up! only receives gifts designated by donors like you from United Way or other combined campaigns. Your campaign manager can give you the Saddle Up!’s designation number.

United Way Davidson County: 7193
United Way Williamson County: write in Saddle Up!
Community Health Charities: 12206

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Amazon SmileYou can now help Saddle Up! when you shop at by visiting and designating Saddle Up! as your supported charity. Each time you make a purchase for eligible products, 0.5% of the purchase price goes to Saddle Up!. There is no fee for your participation.

Attend or Help With A Special Event

The gift of your time and talent is a significant way to support Saddle Up’s programs. Spend some time volunteering and attend our special events that provide funds to enrich our programs and provide you and your friends with opportunities to enjoy great food, fun, horses and the outdoors. Watch for information on Chukkers for Charity and the Music Country Grand Prix along with other events.

Contact Us

Saddle Up!
1549 Old Hillsboro Road
Franklin, TN 37069-9136
FAX: 615-794-7973

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Program Hours

Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 4pm
Please contact us during these hours for assistance. We are closed Sundays & major holidays, except for special events.

If you have questions or would like more information about our program, please don't hesitate to contact us.

About Us

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 disabilities.

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.