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Welcome to GallopNYC! 

GallopNYC is a non-profit organization based in New York City that offers therapeutic horsemanship programs to children and adults with disabilities. We serve 500 riders a week and operate our riding program at four locations. Two of the locations are operated by GallopNYC primarily for therapeutic programs.  Schedules at each location vary seasonally. 

Winter '19 Volunteer Shifts

Please join us at one (or more!) of these volunteer shifts. We strongly encourage our volunteers to return for the same shift for at least half the term (5 weeks) and ideally for the full term (10 weeks). Our riders and our horses get to know our volunteers, and the benefit of therapeutic riding is enhanced when the same volunteers are working week over week. That's why we love to have repeat volunteers!

The latest from our blog

A GallopNYC Rider’s Wish Comes True…

By Amanda Gallo. Sun, 02 Dec 2018

…Because of You and The Make-A-Wish Foundation Generosity.  Tenacity.  And a Belief in Ability.  These are what define our GallopNYC community.   Learn how our community partnered with The Make-A-Wish Foundation to help make Jukai’s wish come true.

Still in Bloom

By alicia. Thu, 22 Nov 2018

When I went to the Green today, after Thursday’s unexpected snowfall, I expected everything to be shriveled and dead. But no! There were persimmons clinging to their tree and the witch hazels had just begun to bloom:   We still had asters and black-eyed Susans   purple basil glowing in the late sunlight beautyberries and […]

Exclusive Recreational Riding Lesson Discounts

By Amanda Gallo. Wed, 24 Oct 2018

Exclusive Recreational Riding Lesson Discounts GallopNYC serves several hundred New Yorkers each week with Therapeutic Riding Lessons, and with our new barns, we’re excited to now be able to offer recreational lessons to the general public and volunteers as well. We even offer evening lessons at Forest Hills on Mondays and Thursdays! Active GallopNYC volunteers […]

Stepping into Fall

By alicia. Fri, 12 Oct 2018

It’s been an educational summer for me: I’ve continued to study grasses (being surprised to learn that, like other kinds of plants, they don’t all bloom at once). Two in bloom right now are barnyard grass (which looks like a little corn plant and makes kernels when it sets seed) and the beautiful witch grass. […]

What the caterpillers taught me this summer

By alicia. Tue, 11 Sep 2018

It’s been an unusually interesting summer: first I began learning the names of our grasses and weeds, then I began finding fascinating fungi (because we’ve had so much rain) and then – then things got buggy. Here are some of the highlights from the insect world: I found a creature crawling up a tree on […]

Meet Nicole, GallopNYC’s New ED! Read More in the Trot on Times

By Amanda Gallo. Wed, 01 Aug 2018

Welcome Nicole L. Cicogna! GallopNYC is thrilled to welcome new Executive Director, Nicole L. Cicogna! Nicole first learned about horses from her father, a NYC Mounted Police Officer. Over the last ten years, Nicole was the Executive Director of Hartley House, a nonprofit organization founded in 1897 to strengthen and serve the Hell’s Kitchen community in NYC, where she […]

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