Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, Inc (SMART)

Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, Inc (SMART)
4640 CR 675
Bradenton, FL 34211
Phone: 941-322-2000

EIN: 65-0043354
Founded: 1987
Last Updated 2020-09-09

Public Charity

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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Enriching the lives of people with special needs through therapeutic horse-related programs.
"Empowering lives through the healing power of horses since 1987!."

Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Services (EAS) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine-Assisted Services (EAS).

Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.

Volunteer Opportunities

Gardening And Handyman Work
Minimum Age: 14
Our beautiful, 23 acre facility is always in need of extra pairs of loving hands. There are lots of jobs and work to do that include mowing, weeding, Sensory Garden tending, basic repair work, etc. If you like to work outdoors--this could be the perfect volunteer job for you!

Committee Members For Annual Mint Juleps & Roses
Minimum Age: 14
SMART is always interested in adding to our family of fundraising volunteers! We have a fun, annual event the first weekend in May---our Mint Juleps and Roses Derby Day event. Successful, beautiful, exciting! Join us for the prep, sponsorship seeking and/or day of activities!

Lesson Volunteers
Minimum Age: 14
Volunteers are needed to assist with lessons, providing support and assistance to the riders by leading horses, sidewalking with riders, grooming and caring for the horses before and after lessons and helping out with barn chores.

Wish List Items

Rider Scholarships And Horse Sponsorships
70% of our participants are in need of a scholarship in order to receive the benefits of therapeutic riding.
A Rider Scholarship is $875 per year, providing 35 riding therapy sessions per person.
Our Horse Sponsorships help to offset the care and maintenance costs of each horse. ($250/ $500 / $1000)

Barn Supplies
We can always use the following items.
Feed - Purina Impact; Safechoice Sr; Beet pulp
Hay- (Timothy/Alfalfa)
Vegetable Oil
EquiAid or Fiberpsyll
Horse Shampoo and Show Sheen
Fly Spray, Swat, Fly Masks
Paste wormers

Farm Supplies
We can always use the following items:
Gift cards to Home Depot, Loews, Tractor Supply, Office Depot, Walmart
Water, Gatorade, Soft Drinks
Assorted Tools, Manure Forks, Lumber (1x6x12)
Solar Electric Chargers for Fences

*Guardians are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations. The Guardian Designation is awarded annually.
Equine Welfare Network Guardian
Effective Date
March 26, 2020

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We welcome you to donate directly to us. We will receive 100% of your donation made here.


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