History of Project R.I.D.E., Inc.

Founded in 1979, by Chris McParland, an Adaptive Physical Education Teacher at Jessie Baker School and countless dedicated community members, this program has come from humble beginnings with just a few students, some borrowed horses, and portable fencing.  Now, we have grown to serve over 600 students spread across a 10 county area. With a fully enclosed 32,000 square foot arena, an outdoor 6000 square foot arena, a horse herd of 16, RDA Simulator horse and outdoor interactive sensory trail, we have come a long way!