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.

The Lauren and Charlotte Uribe Pony Fund for Saddle Up!

This initiative supports Saddle Up!’s immediate need to add 10 horses to the Saddle Up! therapy herd in order to serve our current clients, insure that our therapy horses continue to work a schedule that is best for their physical and mental well-being, and have impact on the children currently on our waiting list in the coming year.

Sponsor a Horse

Horses are expensive, and our highly trained therapy horses need extra care to meet the needs of our riders. An annual horse sponsorship of $1,500 can offset the roughly $10,000 in feed, hay, boarding, farrier and veterinarian expenses. By sponsoring your favorite Saddle Up! horse, you’ll receive updates, meet-and-greet opportunities, and special recognition.

Sponsor a Barn Cat

Our hard working mousers also need sponsors! For a $250 donation, you can adopt one of our cats and help provide food and veterinary care for Diva, Lottie and Magic.


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 or download:

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.

Matching Gifts & Combined Campaigns

Many employers and corporate entities will match charitable donations and service hours contributed by their employees. Check with your employer to see if you can maximize your impact with a matching gift. If you participate in a combined campaign such as United Way or Community Health Charities, please consider designating your gift to Saddle Up!

Gifts in Honor and in Memory

Making a donation to Saddle Up! in honor of someone is a wonderful way to acknowledge the importance of our mission and the significance of our program in that person’s life. To give a gift in honor or in memory, please make your donation online and tell us how we can notify your honoree.

Kroger Community Rewards

Enroll your Kroger card each year and continue supporting Saddle Up! while you shop. Go to to select Saddle up!

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.

Transfer Stock or Mutual Funds

Donating appreciated securities – such as stock or mutual funds – to Saddle Up! is a tax-wise approach to providing needed support. Many donors choose to give gifts using long-term appreciated stocks and mutual funds due to the attractive tax advantages associated with such gifts. Transfer your securities by DTC through your broker: To learn how to easily transfer your securities to Saddle Up! by DTC, please click here for instructions.

Our Herd’s Wish List

Our horses are wishing for items that will keep them clean and comfortable all year long. Select items for our herd, or shop for our volunteers, riders and staff. There’s even a way for you to give if you don’t know what to get us this year!

Purina Carb Conscious Horse Treats at Tractor Supply Co.

Amazon Wish List (order and it ships straight to Saddle Up!)

Saddle Up!

1549 Old Hillsboro Road
Franklin, TN 37069-9136

Program Hours

Monday – Thursday 9am – 7pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 8am – 4pm