Saddle Pals

A Horsemanship Program

UCP Saddle Pals, located in Grass Valley, CA, provides weekly adapted horsemanship lessons to people, age 4 and up. The program, run by a remarkable team, promotes growth, independence, and improved quality of life for our clients with developmental disabilities. As a result of learning to ride a horse, clients can improve coordination, balance, and posture.  Likewise, it helps students develop better self-awareness and self-esteem.

Nationally accredited by PATH International, UCP Saddle Pals promotes growth, independence, and improved quality of life for riders with developmental disabilities, helping them:

  • Develop a bond with UCP’s therapy horses
  • Learn responsibilities associated with riding a horse and animal care
  • Expand their knowledge and skills in a fun, supportive environment


UCP Saddle Pals Services are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 complications. Please check back for re-opening information!

Saddle Pals Hopes to Resume Operation in Spring 2022.

Check back for for specific information when it becomes available. Thank you!


After just one year of riding, Carlianne could walk without falling and climb onto her horse.


To learn more about Saddle Pals, contact:
Martha Kubitschek, Director
(530) 268-8785
Program Location: Grass Valley, CA