SpiritHorse Riding Center of the San Francisco Bay Area is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in January of 2012. This program is open to riders of all abilities. Our lessons, camps, and classes are designed to improve the lives of children and adults who are facing developmental, emotional, social, and physical challenges. We are a licensed SpiritHorse International Center that strives to provide opportunities that help our community members build self confidence and feel empowered!
SpiritHorse rescues show/performance horses that can’t be used anymore for showing/performance and we give them a 2nd chance at life.
We are open to riders of all abilities. Our lessons, camps, and classes are designed to improve the lives of children and adults who are facing developmental, emotional, social and physical challenges. We are proud to provide opportunities that help our community members build self-confidence and feel empowered through 2nd Chance Horses.
"Empowering Lives Through 2nd Chance Horses"
SpiritHorse gave scholarships to 350 children and adults through free day camps and programs for Special Needs, Military Families, Homeless Families, Foster Youth, Women in Drug/Alcohol Rehabilitation, Fremont School of the Blind, amounting to $52,500.00 in 2018. Please keep us in mind for the end of year donations. We are a 100% volunteer-based program. ?
We are super excited to add a new program for First Responders in 2020. This free program serves 50 families and involves activities with horses, petting zoo animals, and games and is aimed at addressing topics such as self-awareness, stress reduction, family connectedness, and work/life balance, . This camp is accompanied with a free BBQ lunch.
In 2018, Charlotte Doughtery the Founder/Director was awarded a Jefferson Award for her community service.
In 2018-2019 SpiritHorse sponsored free day camps for Military Families, Special Needs Families, Homeless Families, Women in Drug/Alcohol Rehabilitation, and Seniors. SpiritHorse also did free 6-week programs for foster youth.
Our goal of $10,000 will go towards the vet care of our horses and the First Responders Program.