How you can help

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

Saddle Up! horsepower and a broad community of caring individuals help to deliver a profound lifetime impact to our special equestrians. Our riders experience remarkable physical, cognitive, emotional, and social gains as they participate in our Adaptive Therapeutic riding lessons, Therapy Services (physical, occupational and speech therapies), Interactive Vaulting (social/emotional team-based learning), Alumni Transitions (work ready), and the Saddle Up! Equestrian Club.

Your ongoing support ensures that the ride never ends for today’s riders and future generations.


Annual Fund

Saddle Up! does not receive any government funding so we rely purely on the support of our broad base of caring individuals like you! Annual gifts of $1,000 or more (made in addition to event contributions) qualify for membership in our Hoofing Society. Hoofing Society membership will be recognized within the calendar year when the gift was made.

Adaptive/Therapeutic Riding Program Scholarships & Financial Aid

The Saddle Up! Scholarship Fund provides a 50% scholarship for all Adaptive/Therapeutic Riding participants. The scholarship fills the gap between lesson income and actual direct program costs. Our fees will remain affordable because of scholarship donations.

In addition, Financial Aid provided by a local foundation is available for those who cannot afford our $30 fee.

Donate to the Scholarship Fund

Adopt a Horse

We all know that horses are expensive! Our trained therapy horses are donated to us based on very specific requirements. Food, fuel, shavings, healthcare, farrier and boarding are $10,000 per horse, annually, and you can help offset those costs by sponsoring a horse. For an annual donation of $1,500, you can “adopt” one of our horses by name! Visit our Horses page to pick your favorite. You are welcome to schedule a visit, and we can provide a photo shoot with your horse by contacting our Development Coordinator.

Adopt a Barn Cat

Our hard working mousers also need sponsors! For a $200 donation, you can adopt one of our cats and help provide food and veterinary care for Diva or Lottie.


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!

2018 Annual Report
2018 Donor Listing
2018 Hoofing Society
2018 Horse Sponsors

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 our Development Director at 615-794-1150 ext. 320 or email.

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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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.

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