Raised for Local Nonprofits
3027 gifts
Totaling $620,033.29
Raised for Local Nonprofits
3027 gifts
Totaling $620,033.29
Raised for Local Nonprofits
3027 gifts
Totaling $620,033.29

Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center

Goal: $20,000.00

Specific Need

We hope you will consider joining us on May 5th to support Sprout SURVIVE and THRIVE.  Let's "walk on" into a brighter future in the best way we know how...together as a HERD!


$5 Monthly/Recurring Gift:

Goal: 200 Monthly Donors

This monthly gift covers online engagement and content creation for students including our Sprout at Home webpage, Book Clubs, Horseless Horse Shows, Virtual Lessons, Motivation Monday interviews, Trivia Tuesday Quizzes and adapted Fitness Friday workouts!


$25 Monthly/Recurring Gift:

GOAL: 200 Monthly Donors

This monthly gift covers individualized planning and support for our 135 weekly students, including goal assessments, instructional design, purchasing adaptive equipment and keeping our horses fit and focused for riding with consistent training by our professional staff.


$55 Monthly/Recurring Gift:

GOAL: 40 Monthly Donors

This monthly gift covers the subsidy for a therapeutic riding or driving lesson for a Sprout student each month!  Lessons are taught by PATH certified instructors on horses that are trained to support the specific needs of our clients. These lessons provide opportunities for physical, social, cognitive and emotional growth in our enriching and encouraging environment!


$105 Monthly/Recurring Gift:

GOAL: 30 Monthly Donors

This monthly ?gift adds up to the annual subsidy for Inclusion Camps at Sprout which serve 20 campers each week!  Inclusion Camp provides kids with the opportunity to make friends of all ABILITIES while increasing their horsemanship and riding skills!


$255 Monthly/Recurring Gift:

GOAL: 8 Monthly Donors

This monthly gift covers underfunded programs including our Spring and Fall Horse Shows, CARROTS (our supported volunteer group for Sprout student), Junior Horsemanship Program (which gives students the opportunity to compete) and Community Inclusive Instruction (vocational training for teens)!


$555 Monthly/Recurring Gift:

GOAL: 3 Monthly Donors

This monthly gift covers the maintenance on our farm, fields and facility including mowing, weeding, trail clean-up, paint, pest control, fence repairs and more!


Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center is dedicated to changing lives through equine assisted activities and therapies. Sprout provides hope, healing, empowerment and recovery through partnerships with horses.


Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center is a hands-on human services provider that serves over 135 weekly students with close to 100 volunteers, 17 horses and 5 full-time and 10 part-time staff members. Each year, nearly 500 individuals are served by Sprout. Their ages range from a 2-year-old diagnosed within the Autism spectrum to a 30-year-old survivor of a traumatic brain injury to a 60-year-old with advancing physical and mental deterioration. What they all share is the support they receive from Sprout physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. Sprout exists to serve your neighbors, family and friends. We work for people who need support to walk, talk, learn and connect with others. We believe that all people should have access to a robust life filled with love, opportunities and dignity. We choose to use our passion, our energy and our talents to better the lives of others.


At Sprout, we have an equal passion for horses and people.  Our horses are the embodiment of hope, the fulfillment of dreams and the opportunity for freedom in an otherwise confined world of disability. Our horses are the great mediators between where people are and where they want to go.  They have a unique gift to transform despair into joy, confinement into ability and isolation into community. Our horses bond with people in ways that change their lives forever.


There are so many things about this time that are challenging for all of us. At Sprout we had to make the heart wrenching decision to pause on our largest session ever on March 12th, as a measure to keep our students safe (and following our policy to align with the school system).  We kept the farm open through March 22nd, to give our community an opportunity to visit with the horses, have picnics on the farm and volunteer. But, after careful consideration of “stay at home” guidelines and the challenge of upholding social distancing practices due to the size of our community, we had to stop that as well last week.  So, for now, we are praying that our friends remain healthy and we are placing our hope in returning to our mission soon. During this difficult time, Sprout has taken the opportunity to review its vision of providing hope, healing, empowerment and recovery and we are committed to continuing this mission for those we serve. 


As far as work on the farm goes, we are doing our very best to care for the things that you’ve supported over the years – those most vital to Sprout.  Our horses remain a priority and they are receiving daily care, grooming, exercise and medical support.  We have committed to maintain our full-time staff and continue to give our part-time instructors opportunities to work at the barn and home while our students are not with us.  We have engaged our volunteers with at-home tasks, and they are building horse-related online content daily. And, for our students, we’ve created an online Sprout Family Network where folks can post needs, connect with one another and engage in the daily operations of the barn.  In addition, we’ve created “Sprout Minute” educational videos, Sprout trivia quizzes, a book club, and we are hosting the “Sprout Quarantine Classic”, a horseless horse show open to ALL horse enthusiasts near and far (we’d love for you to join us)!  We started a blog on our website too – we’d love for you to check it out here!  We are working daily to serve how we can, with whatever we have to help people where they are.


Our most critical need at this time is funding to support our students (the on-going outreach and initiatives during this time), our horses and the farm for the next 120 days.  We are making this appeal through Give/Choose for funding to ensure support for our students and for the health and well-being of our horses and the farm - the vital cornerstones of our center - so we can resume services as soon as it is safe to do so.


Your thoughtful donation will make a difference!  Your most appreciated gift will sustain us during this difficult time and provide support for our students, horses and our farm.  Your generosity will help us SURVIVE this current circumstance and allow us to THRIVE tomorrow and beyond!  Your timely and thoughtful gift will also position us to resume our mission and services immediately when we are given the approval to resume operations.  


Thank you for your kindness and generosity.  Please know that your gift matters greatly! 

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$904.92 received
in 9 gifts
and 1 prize
4.52%  of  $20,000.00 Goal


40685 John Mosby Hwy
Aldie VA 20105
Phone: (703) 965-8628

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