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Participant’s Medical History – to be completed by medical personnel only

Participant’s Medical History Form

Registration and Release Form

Registration and Release Form

Do You Want to Ride?

In order to ride with us you must be age 3 or older, have a diagnosed special need or disability and have our rider paperwork signed and current within a year. We do have a waiting list but scheduling flexibility is the main determinant in getting to ride.
Please call us at (916) 685-RIDE to be added to our waiting list.
Why do we ride? View this video of our student Sophia if you would like to know more about what therapeutic riding does for our students

Who is Eligible?

Project R.I.D.E. currently serves over 500 students with disabilities from Elk Grove, Sacramento, and even as far away as Stockton and the Delta. Our youngest students are 3 and our oldest are in their 90s. All of our students have a medically diagnosed physical or intellectual special need or disability.
Below is a partial list of the disabilities our current students possess; if you don’t see your disability on this list, please call us to find out if you are eligible. Please note that at this time we are limited to mounted riders who weigh 175 pounds or less due to the physical limitations of our horses. However, the Equicizer has no such weight limit and may be appropriate for students who are fearful of horses but wish to gain the physical benefits of riding. Project R.I.D.E. reserves the right to determine student eligibility in all cases. Please contact us with any questions.

  • Accident Victims
  • Angelman’s Syndrome
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Craniometaphyseal Dysplasia
  • Cru’ de Chat Syndrome
  • Developmental Delays
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Encephalopathy
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Global Delay
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Leigh’s Syndrome
  • Mental Retardation
  • Miller-Dieker Syndrome
  • Moebius Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • PDD (Pervasive Developmental Delays)
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders (on a case by case basis if staff determines that safety can be maintained)
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Soto Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke Victims
  • Trisomy 13, 18 and 21
  • Velo-Cardio Facial Syndrome
  • Visual Impairment
  • Williams Syndrome
  • Wolf-Hirshorn Syndrome


Lesson fees depend upon the session length and payment for your full session is required in advance. Sessions can run from 4 weeks to 12 weeks in length. A typical session of 8 weeks costs $240. Check with your instructor if you are unsure how many weeks your session is. We accept personal checks made out to Project R.I.D.E. Inc., credit cards or cash payment in our office between 8:00 and 5:00 Monday-Friday or at your regularly scheduled lesson time. If you are a new student with us or our instructor has not worked with you before, before your first ride we will schedule a brief assessment.


Project R.I.D.E. is fortunate to have a very active Board of Directors who raise funds for our “Jockey Club” so that families who would like to participate but cannot due to financial difficulties may gain access to the benefits of our program. If you need financial help to be able to afford our lessons, please inform our staff. Assistance is handled on a case by case basis and may or may not be available. We also maintain a perpetual scholarship in the name of our rider Baylee Rose Tadlock. One of these is awarded each year in the spring.

Next Steps

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From the Rider’s Perspective: A Quick Glimpse of 30 minutes at Project RIDE

A class project by Megan Jacobs, CSUS student

October 2017