Free S.P.I.R.I.T. Riders, Inc. (Special People in Riding Therapy)

Address: 
W3950 Hwy 23, 2 miles east of Fond du Lac city limits 

Mailing address:  
P O Box 1291
Fond du Lac WI 54936-1291 

Phone: 
920-924-9920 

Contact Person: 
Mary Narges 

E-mail: 
info@FreeSPIRITRiders.org 

Website: 
www.FreeSPIRITRiders.org 

Free SPIRIT Riders was founded in 1987 and is committed to enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities through safe, therapeutic interaction with horses. We are uniquely qualified and prepared to offer recreation to those whose disabilities prevent them from engaging in sport and recreation that is so readily available to others. We offer a challenging experience that is fun. Our participants enjoy the company of a horse matched to their needs that assists them in attaining better balance and posture; engage in team building activities while learning responsibilities, improving social skills and much more. 

How can someone access your services? 
Call 920-924-9920 or e-mail info@FreeSPIRITRiders.org. Rider Registration forms are available on our web site: www.FreeSPIRITRiders.org and can be completed and mailed to our P O Box as an initial contact. 

Hours of Service: 
Seasonal and variable please call 920-924-9920 to learn more; primarily May through mid November 3 to 4 days per week late afternoon and early evening. 

Is there a cost? 
$30 per service hour of approximately 50 minutes; Grant funded tuition support may be available to low income families. We encourage all to pay at least a portion of their fee giving the opportunity for ownership of their involvement. 

Services that you offer to clients whose first language is other than English: 
Depending on the language we may have an interpreter or already have a volunteer on staff that can help. We have found that basic sign language is helpful in many situations. 

Other information that should be included to describe your organization: 
Free SPIRIT Riders address issues pertinent to cognitive, emotional, social and physical disabilities. 
We do not have a specific geographic area for participants; if someone has transportation to our site, we will develop a plan of service for them. We currently serve residents from 7 counties. 
Free SPIRIT Riders is accredited at the Premier Level through the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association.