Reaching Inside Souls using Equines. . .

The mission of RISE is to Reach Inside Souls using Equines while helping individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional needs meet personal goals, maximize activities in daily life and experience the joy of horsemanship.

Adaptive Riding. . .

teaches horsemanship and riding skills to individuals with unique or special needs. In addition to equestrian skills, the rider learns social, behavioral and communicative skills that foster a relationship with the horse and reinforce positive behavior in social situations.

Equine Assisted Therapy (Hippotherapy). . .

defined as physical, occupational or speech therapy treatment that utilizes the dynamic movement of the horse to achieve personal and functional goals. The word “hippo” is the Greek word for horse. The horse’s rhythmic movement simulates the movement of walking which makes the horse an effective tool for physical improvement.

Our program is located in the Garden Ridge area and includes:

Ways to Give:

A donation of any amount is graciously accepted and directly assists RISE Therapeutic Equestrian Center ~ Home of RISE Rehab to serve clients with special needs using equines. If preferred, a particular donation level can be chosen from the donation menu below:

Derby Level

Scholarships for riders. The cost of adaptive riding with a PATH Intl. certified instructor is 4 lessons for $220 or $55 per lesson. The cost of hippotherapy with a licensed therapist and PATH Intl. certified instructor is 4 lessons for $340 or $85 per session after an initial assessment that is a one time fee of $35. Scholarships are applied for and awarded based on individual circumstances, financial need and fund availability. Upon request, donors can be matched with an individual and receive updates on the client's progress.

Steeplechase Level

These donations are directly applied to the feeding, well being and veterinary care of our therapy horses. Donors are welcomed and encouraged to meet our horses.

Endurance Level

A specific horse may be sponsored with an annual gift of $3600. Photos, biographies, and personalities profiles of our horses are available and can be provided upon request. Please let us know if you have an interest in adopting one of our horses. Payments can be made monthly, quarterly or yearly. Sponsors will receive notes and updates from their horse and are welcomed and encouraged to visit and groom their horse!

Trail Ride Level

A particular item can be chosen from RISE Rehab’s wish list and donated to assist in the care of our horses or in the care of our clients.

Patriotic Level

These funds will be used to sponsor our Veterans RISE Up Program, which is a program for active or retired service members who have undergone physical, cognitive or emotional injuries while serving our country. This is a program that is 100% covered through private donations, fundraising efforts and grants.

Olympic Level

These funds directly support our Equestrian Special Olympic Team which will be able to compete at various levels as appropriate for our riders.. This program is covered 100% through private donations, fundraisers and grants.


Dedicated volunteers are a vital aspect to the mission of RISE Rehabilitation and it would be impossible to make a difference in the lives of our clients and their families without them. The minimum age required to volunteer at RISE is 14; horse experience is welcomed but not required. If you are interested in our various volunteer opportunities, please contact us and request an application.

"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."

                              ~ Sir Winston Churchill

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RISE Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Home of RISE Rehab
23165 Bat Cave Rd

San Antonio, TX 78266

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