The campaign proceeds will directly benefit Saddle Up!
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (May 20, 2021) – The nearly monthlong campaign Pony Up! for Saddle Up!officially surpassed its goal of $35,000 as of May 7.
“We’re incredibly moved by the support we received through this year’s campaign,” said Tricia Ward, Saddle Up!’s development associate. “The funds raised through Pony Up! are critical to providing care for our therapy horses, financial support for our riders, and maintenance of our farm and facilities.”
Over the next year, funds raised through the campaign will support operating costs for Saddle Up!’s 34-acre farm and lessons for 26 of its riders. Saddle Up! provides the following programs based on the specific needs and interests of the children and youth it serves: Adaptive Riding, Therapy Services, Equine Assisted Learning, Fun on the Farm, Equestrian Club, Interactive Vaulting and Alumni Transitions.
Proceeds from the campaign will also allow Saddle Up! to provide the best care for each of its 18 therapy horses, which are carefully selected and trained, and are vital partners in making a difference in the lives of participating children.
This virtual campaign officially kicked off on April 12. Participants were tasked with creating their own teams and fundraising pages, selecting a Saddle Up! horse or rider as their mascot, and competing to raise the most funds for Saddle Up!
About Saddle Up!
At Saddle Up!, our programs make a profound, lifelong impact on the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and mental abilities of our participants. For 30 years, Saddle Up! has used the power of the horse to transform the lives of children and youth with over 50 different documented disabilities. At our 34-acre farm in Franklin, Tenn., riders ages 2–26 are transformed by participating in our six year-round programs. To learn more, visit www.saddleupnashville.org.