Saddle Pals

A Horsemanship Program

UCP Saddle Pals 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

2019 Calendar



18 – Volunteer Training

25 – 1st day of Saddle Pals & Heroes Astride Spring Session

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

May 6, 13, 20, 27


June 17, 24

July 1, 8, 15, 22

FALL SESSION (Heroes Astride runs to the end of September) 

August 26

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

October 7, 14, 21, 28


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