Saddle Up!

Since incorporating in 1991, Saddle Up! (TENNESSEE) has served almost 1,100 children, provided more than 42,000 hours of services, and cared for more than 110 noble horses who served our program.  In addition to our recreational therapeutic horseback riding program for Middle Tennessee children with disabilities, we offer physical and occupational therapy (called hippotherapy), a school-based equine assisted learning program, the Saddle Up! Equestrian Club, and workshops/seminars. Saddle Up! has a volunteer corps of more than 500 people who in 2013 alone provided over 17,115 hours of service assisting 213 in their lessons as well as barn and office duties.

For our children, Saddle Up! provides more than just a good time.  Research shows that students who participate in equine assisted activities experience physical, emotional and mental rewards.  Saddle Up! is where “all children are equal in the saddle.”


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You can find more information about this organization at SADDLEUPNASHVILLE.ORG


In 2016, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award was for $5,500.

In 2015, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award of $7,500 will continue to offset fees for therapeutic riding sessions allowing Saddle Up! to maintain its commitment to be the place where “All children are equal in the saddle”.

In 2014, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award of $7,500 was gratefully direct funded from the Tony Stewart Foundation to our lesson program.  To learn more visit

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