Standing Ovation by Ovation Riding: Special People United to Ride

Every Friday, Horse Nation teams up with Ovation Riding to spotlight an individual or organization doing good work in the horse world. Today, we’re honoring Special People United to Ride, or SPUR.

Special People United to Ride (SPUR) is a therapeutic riding organization based in Lincroft, New Jersey. SPUR works in conjunction with the Monmouth County Park System to provide riding opportunities and therapeutic horsemanship to individuals with disabilities.

SPUR instructors are PATH International certified and the entire organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. A hardworking team of over 100 trained volunteers help serve over 200 students annually.

SPUR was recently the recipient of a large donation through Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a joint effort between the Today show and State Farm to give back to communities in need. This video may bring a tear to your eye:

How horseback riding changes the lives of kids with special needs

A remarkable surprise for a remarkable group of people. Hats off to the volunteers at SPUR (Special People United to Ride), who help kids, one horseback ride at a time. (By TODAY with our sponsor State Farm)Visit to find volunteer opportunities in your area. More:

Posted by Today Show on Monday, April 16, 2018

Based at the Sunnyside Equestrian Center, SPUR offers not only therapeutic horseback riding but equine-facilitated learning and veteran programs as well.

To learn more about SPUR, please visit the organization’s website.

Many thanks thanks to Ovation Riding for their support of both Horse Nation and individuals and organizations that are doing good work in the horse world. If you know someone who deserves a Standing Ovation, we would love to recognize them in a future post. Email the name of the person or organization along with a message about the good work they do to [email protected]. Photos/videos are always welcome, and include a link to their website if applicable.

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