Riding is for everyone!

To make lessons, including our Summer Riding Weeks and our Saddle Club program, accessible to as many folks as possible, we offer need-based scholarships.

Applying for a scholarship is easy as 1-2-3

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Complete the application form by circling your family size and annual income and giving your contact information. No other paperwork is required!

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Mail or e-mail the form to us (the address in on the form). Our scholarship committee meets regularly, so you should hear back within two weeks or less.

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If you are awarded a scholarship, call (845) 384-6424 to sign up for your lessons or program or start with a free “meet and greet”.

Scholarships depend on funds available at the time... Can you help us help others?

If you, someone you know, or a local business you frequent would like to help us offer riding to people from low income families and/or underserved communities, please contact andrea@horsesforachange.org.

Why are we more expensive than some barns in our area?

Our horses are educated and patient teachers of riders at every level; they don’t simply cart passengers around. For this reason, we do not work a horse more than once or twice a day, and every horse gets a day off. This is a different and more expensive model from many riding schools and therapeutic riding centers, where the horses work most of the day.

We also believe that anyone who rides can be a participant in caring for her horse. So, in our barn, everyone, to the extent able, helps groom and tack up her horse before a ride and cool it down and un-tack it at the end. This not only teaches riders how to care for horses and tack, but also builds self-confidence and compassion. This requires more time and instructor attention per rider than simply having horses ready to mount and go.