Saddle Up! Equestrian Club

Program Structure

The Saddle Up! Equestrian Club (SUEC) meets twice a month in the spring and fall and for a full week in the summer to gain their advanced horsemanship skills. Spring and fall meetings are 2 hours long and the summer meeting is 3 hours long for 5 consecutive days, this allows time for extensive unmounted and mounted practice time. Occasional field trips are scheduled to farms, veterinarian clinics, and horse shows for additional horsemanship experiences.


Progress & Goals

The Saddle Up! Equestrian Club curriculum is modeled after the knowledge required of participants in the United States Pony Club. Saddle Up!’s PATH International Certified Instructors break down the knowledge set forth by the United States Pony Club to assist riders in learning these horsemanship skills at their own pace. Instruction is enhanced as instructors teach to each rider’s learning style. Goals are set based on the rider’s abilities and area(s) of interest.


Participants must be between the ages of 10 and 19 years old and have a documented disability. Participants must be active in our Adaptive Riding program, achieved Level #4 in RIDES®, and shown continued interest in excelling their horsemanship skills.


Saddle Up! Equestrian Club members pays an annual membership fee of $25 and $50 per meeting (2 hour lesson). The meeting fees are collected quarterly or in one lump sum for the year. The summer skill week for the Equestrian Club costs $400 per member.

How do I get involved?

If you would like to get your child involved as a rider in the Saddle Up! Equestrian Club, please talk to their current Adaptive Riding Instructor to find out if they meet the qualifications of the SUEC. If you would like to be involved in the SUEC as a volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Services Director.

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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