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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 '20 Volunteer Shifts

Please join us at one (or more!) of these volunteer shifts. Our winter term will run for ten weeks and 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!

Also, in an effort to continue to improve the quality of lessons we provide all volunteer shifts will begin 30 minutes before the start of lessons. This way we have more time to dedicate to training volunteers, warming up horses and communicating the lesson for the day. We appreciate all the cooperation and support of our improvement efforts. 

The latest from our blog

New GallopNYC ED, Board Member and Advisor

By josephgallop. Wed, 12 Feb 2020

PRESS RELEASE New York, NY – February 12, 2020 For further information contact:  James Wilson,  James.Wilson@GallopNYC.org  New Executive Director of GallopNYC; New Board Members    James Wilson Appointed ED:  After serving as Interim Executive Director for nine months,  James M. Wilson has accepted the position of Executive Director of GallopNYC, effective January 1, 2020.  The GallopNYC […]

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GallopNYC News – Where Horses Help Us Find Ourselves

By josephgallop. Tue, 21 Jan 2020

Why GallopNYCBy Sarah Maslin Nir  I’ve been riding my entire life, since age two — quite a feat when you’re a native New Yorker, seeking out horses endlessly in a city that seems to have long ago replaced them with yellow cabs. I’ve been so singularly addicted to them that I’ve written a whole book […]

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New Research Shows Unique Value of Horseback Riding for Cognitive Development

By josephgallop. Mon, 09 Dec 2019

A study by Mitsuaki Ohta, a professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture, proves that memory, learning, and problem-solving are all boosted benefits of horseback riding.

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GallopNYC Announces New Executive Director

By josephgallop. Wed, 03 Jul 2019

GallopNYC, a therapeutic horseback riding program for New Yorkers with disabilities, is pleased to announce that James M. Wilson has accepted the position of Executive Director of GallopNYC, effective April 2, 2019. James M. Wilson served as GallopNYC’s Director of Operations for five years and was instrumental in GallopNYC’s expansion and the success of its two stables in NYC. The GallopNYC Board […]

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Annual Report 2018

By josephgallop. Fri, 08 Feb 2019

Our Annual Report is here for review! Read about our new Executive Director, Nicole Cicogna, get statistics about our programs, our donors list, meet the staff  and much more, all for fiscal year 2018. ANNUAL REPORT 2018

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GallopNYC New Website Launch!

By josephgallop. Fri, 08 Feb 2019

Welcome to our new website! Explore GallopNYC online like never before. Meet our staff, view horses, learn about our programs, even become a volunteer! Everything is just a click away! Happy viewing.

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