Giving Alternative Learners Uplifting Opportunities, Inc. (GALLOPNYC)

Giving Alternative Learners Uplifting Opportunities, Inc. (GALLOPNYC)
8803 70th Road
Forest Hills NY 11375

EIN: 05-0615968
Founded: 2005
Last Updated 2019-06-13

Public Charity

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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
GallopNYCis a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2005. GallopNYC uses therapeutic horse back riding to help people in NYC with disabilities walk, talk and learn, inspiring them to live their lives as fully, independently and productively as possible.

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

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses and also uses horses to provide our services that are cared for and sheltered by another organization(s).

Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) programs with instructors, specialists, counselors, trainers and/or facilitators who have certified training for their scope of practice applicable to the people participating in the programs and specific to the program offerings - serving as staff (full-time or part-time), as independent contractors, and/or as service providers, serving in a volunteer capacity, or accompanying clients when participating in our programs.

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

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Therapeutic Riding Volunteers Needed In NY City
Minimum Age: 16
GallopNYC is a New York City-based nonprofit organization that offers therapeutic riding lessons to people with disabilities. We operate our riding program at four locations - GallopNYC Sunrise Stables,Howard Beach, Queens; Prospect Park, Brooklyn; GallopNYC Forest Hills, Queens; and Bronx Equestrian Center in The Bronx.


We need volunteers to lead horses and escort our riders. No prior experience with horses or in therapeutic riding is necessary.

GallopNYC bases its program on good horsemanship, sound riding principles, and therapeutic riding and hippotherapy standards that are approved by PATH Int'l (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International).

Lessons are taught by a riding instructor certified by PATH Int'l and supported by licensed physical therapists, as well as a dedicated and experienced group of volunteers. The program offers a safe and supportive environment in which an individual can reap the many benefits of therapeutic riding.

Lessons are offered every day.

Horse Care
Minimum Age: 16
GallopNYC's herd of 29 horses and ponies is housed at GallopNYC Forest Hills and GallopNYC Sunrise Stables. VOlunteers help with barn chores, grooming, turn out, lunging, and after passing a riding assessment, exercising our horses.

Wish List Items

Devonshire Boots

Children's Riding Boots

Protective Vests

Mounting Block

*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

We are proud to be a 2019 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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


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