SonRise offers four weekly programs free of charge. Due to the overwhelming need for equine therapy in our community, we have a waitlist for most of our programs ranging from two to five years.
We are currently unable to offer supplementary paid lessons.
Interested in applying? To place your child on our waiting list, please click below to access our participant application and email your completed application to Lauren Zherebnenkov, our Family Coordinator, at Lauren@SonRiseEquestrianFoundation.org
In the Saddle is a horseback riding program geared towards children facing physical and developmental challenges. Lessons partner one child, one instructor, and one horse for a 45 minute session, which includes some grooming and saddling if the child is able. Lessons are personally tailored to accommodate the special needs of each child.
We also offer In the Saddle Junior for children from the ages of 4-6 with developmental challenges.
IN THE SADDLE
Wednesdays @ 3:30pm, 4:30, 5:30 pm
Fridays @ 3:30pm, 4:30, 5:30 pm
Team Equine is a working ranch program geared towards children facing social and emotional challenges. Supervised by adult volunteers, the kids participate in chores, horse science, riding, and arts & crafts. The activities incorporate life skills like responsibility, work ethic, empathy, and manners. SonRise fosters an environment where the kids can build solid relationships with each other and with positive role models in a healthy community.
Tuesdays from 4-5:30pm
Traveling Tails is a program that brings miniature horses into children’s hospice and care homes to visit children who are near the end of life or facing serious medical issues. The minis also visit special needs schools and camps, working with children who have autism and other developmental delays. Some of our traveling tails locations/partners include:
Helping Hands provides the opportunity for teens who may be facing challenges such as high-functioning special needs, bullying, or difficulties at home to learn ranch chores alongside teen volunteers. This builds a supportive community through small-group interaction, teamwork, and learning life skills from adult mentors.