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Our mission is to serve families of children or adults with special needs; providing horse back riding and related activities; creating a fun and therapeutic environment WHERE EVERYONE IS ABLE! (enhancing physical, spiritual, emotional and mental health)

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RideAbility’s Annual Banquet Sunday, March 5, 2017 - noon to 3 pm

In celebration of 20 years of serving Pine Island and the surrounding area’s families with special needs through therapeutic horseback family oriented classes and events

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RideAbility is looking for volunteers for Spring, Summer, and Fall classes.

Volunteer training Monday 4/3/17 6:15-8:15 Tuesday 4/4/17 6:15-8:15 Horse leader training 4/6/17 6:15-8:15

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Congratulations to the 2016 RideAbility Volunteer of the Year Gabbriele Wilson

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Congratulations to Katie Livingood for being selected for the PATH International Region 6 Volunteer of the Year

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Read more HERE


Rochester Minnesota Senior Softball (RMSS) Donates to RideAbility

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"Hannah" wins Equine of the Year for Region Six by the Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Read more about it HERE

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Help support Rideability by using Amazon Smiles for your Amazon purchases or  by designating your Thrivent Choice Dollars to Rideability.
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When Jeanie sent her volunteer profile to me, I thought it was so awesome that I'm not even going to talk about how great volunteering is. I will talk about how great Jeanie is! She's great and the heart and soul of RideAbility! Edited to add....people may forget that Jeanie is a VOLUNTEER! She doesn't get an hourly wage or salary for everything she does.

Name: Jeanie

I wanted to learn about therapeutic riding, but I couldn't connect with the right people. Then, divine intervention - our neighbor called and wanted to set up RideAbility on our farm. He knew my heart and he told me he thought it would be "something I wanted". He was so right! People flocked to my farm, they set everything up, and we started having classes! Jim and I would go inside the house and sit and look at each other in awe. We would say things like "did you see that boy ...." and "I can't believe it ....." and Jim told me "WE ARE SO BLESSED!!!". That was when I realized this program had become a Gift to me and my family. We have cherished this gift for 18 years, and we thank God for innumerable blessings: children's smiles, parents hopes, time spent with friends (new and old), a chance to be with our horses in the most special ways ... and even the hard work. RideAbility has clearly become a very intricate part of my family. It means so much to me and my husband and my children ... and my grandchildren. Just last week my husband told me "I hope we can keep this program going for years and years".

So, I started volunteering at RideAbility 18 years ago, I became the executive director 15 years ago and I do everything that goes with that title! I also do a huge amount of horse care and I am a certified instructor. I love to teach the newest children, to get them to connect with their horse. I stay with this program because I can see that we are making a difference when we love and serve these families - I want to "stand beside the broken" and lift them up!

My favorite horse was and always will be JT, the gentle. My mare Jewellee was given to us to replace JT and she has his same loving and gentle heart. ... See MoreSee Less

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