Ride With Us
How We Work
City to Saddle contracts with a number of licensed equestrian facilities (host barns) eager to incorporate CTS children into their youth beginner rider equestrian programs.
How Children Are Enrolled
Many of the children enrolled in City To Saddle programs are sponsored by youth organizations. These groups collaborate with City To Saddle volunteer staff to arrange riding opportunities for their participating boys and girls. The youth organization generally provides transportation to the City To Saddle host barn. Guardians and family members can also enroll their children individually.
Types Of Programs City To Saddle Sponsors
One day program: A three hour visit for a group of children which generally includes a farm tour, grooming the horses, and a riding experience.
Week long program: A Monday through Friday part- or full-day program, usually offered during summer school vacation. The activities include equestrian and other farm experiences.
Riding lessons: Yearlong or seasonal lessons, usually consisting of one, weekly, hour-long session, during which participants progressively improve horsemanship skills.
Read-to-Ride: This program can be conducted as part of a school or youth literacy curriculum. Structured around equine themes, this activity includes barn visits.