SHARING LOVE, STRENGTH AND JOY SINCE 1998
At Ride On St. Louis we promote health and enrich lives through love, joy and holistic healing. We are a comprehensive conditioning and learning non-profit organization serving veterans, children and adults with health complications, as well as, the retired equine-assisted service horses who partner in our programs. Ride On St. Louis offers services that incorporate the equine environment and horse-human interaction, to provide substantial and sustaining quality of life improvements. Our health and wellness programs for both humans and horses improve wellbeing through individualized treatment and or activity plans.
Explore our website to learn more about all that we’re doing to make positive health changes, and how you can get involved as a client, volunteer, donor or sponsor.
Our Mission & Values
SERVING YOU, YOUR LOVED ONES & THE COMMUNITY
Promote health and enrich lives through love, joy & holistic healing.
Ride On St. Louis was founded in 1998 to serve all for the greater glory, honor, and love of God. We value the use of prayer and recognize our dependence on God. The center promotes volunteer-ism, the willing spirit of service, the offering of good works and the duty of caring and the giving of love with an openness of heart to receive and know God’s Peace and Joy in return. Ride On St. Louis operates in accordance with the highest standards in all relationships with customers, suppliers, environment and the community. We foster a climate that encourages innovation and diligence amongst staff and rewards accordingly.
We work tirelessly to provide quality long-term improvements for each person that comes through our barn doors. Our services are designed to reach each person individually to achieve the greatest results. Our approach to equine-assisted services through customized procedures seeks to improve abilities, bolster the activities of daily living and or improve functional challenges.
Equine-assisted service contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs. Clients are encouraged to perform horsemanship activities to support the client’s individual needs.
Our horses, who have given so much to humans in need, are loved and cared for beyond their specialized careers as equine-assisted service horses. When retirement comes, this program allows our horses to retire on site and in our care for the remainder of their lives.
A vocational skills, equine-assisted learning program providing in-depth equine education, hands-on application and accountability for people with disabilities, health-related obstacles or hardships.
Accommodates service members who have been injured and strives to nurture the mind and body through both the physically healing movement of the horse and emotional interaction.
The program aims to prevent adverse health risks associated with loneliness and isolation, fosters togetherness, enhances social life by providing opportunity for communication, self-discovery, and revitalization of the mind and body.
The sports horsemanship classes instruct and condition individuals to be true equestrians and to embrace all aspects of the equine world. Clients work toward knowledge and ability to manage, groom, tack, and exercise horses while participating in various activities and instruction.
OUR COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES
Whether you're looking to volunteer, experience an event with a cause, or show the local community you or your business gives back through sponsorhsips, Ride On St. Louis is ready to partner with you!