How to Help
Ride With Pride has many opportunities for supporters to give!
Become a Stall Sponsor by donating $1,500 a year in support of a horse at our barn. This money goes toward that horse’s monthly rent, feeding, vet care, and farrier care. Once becoming a stall sponsor, we create a sponsor plaque for you to hang at your stall! Remaining anonymous is an option.
Become a Corporate Sponsor! Have your business support us by becoming a Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze donor. Be a part of our Facebook posts, sponsorship page, and event recognition! See our PDF to learn more about all your options.
Become a 5K Sponsor and have your logo or name on the back of our 5K T-shirts! Sizing ranges from small logos for $100 to large logos for $500.
Donate a service or item to our Yearly Annual Fundraiser Gala Auction!
Support us through AmazonSmile by signing up to support Ride With Pride and then shop like you normally would on Amazon through Smile. They donate to us at no cost to you!
Contact us for more information on how to support Ride With Pride!
What Your Support Does for Your Community
We are so proud of the work we are doing to change the lives of those in our community with special needs. The benefits of therapeutic riding are well-documented. People with special needs improve motor coordination, muscle strength, and verbal abilities. And they gain something more, something impossible to replicate in other therapeutic settings, a sense of self-worth and confidence that comes when a large animal responds to them with gentleness and understanding.
We couldn’t have such success stories without these wonderful horses that make the magic happen. While our horses’ roles are key and provide outstanding rewards, it happens at a high price. It is a considerable financial challenge to care for these animals that RWP works tirelessly to meet.
RWP’s annual operating budget is almost $100,000. Among the many costs of the operation each horse at Ride With Pride is $115 a month for boarding fee, $30 a month to feed, and $100 a month to keep each stall clean and fresh. That’s an average of $245 a month per horse! We haven’t mentioned what it costs for the vet bills or shoes!
While the staff and volunteers donate hundreds of hours to the program, families continue to pay $220 for a 6-week program. The payment of this fee reflects each family’s commitment, their interest in having a real and active sense of ownership, investment, and confidence in the program. However, this fee barely covers 1/3 of the operating costs. For the majority of the costs, RWP depends on people like you, whose tax-deductible, charitable contributions and in-kind donations of supplies and services make our program possible.
Please consider being our partner in this life-changing program!