What is the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International?In 1969, the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International ( PATH Int., formerly NARHA) was formed by a group of individuals who recognized the need for safety standards and a community of like-minded and like-spirited professionals.  PATH Intl. is committed to being a global authority, resource and advocate for EAAT ( Equine assisted activities and therapies) that inspire and enrich the human spirit.PATH Intl. celebrates ability, optimism, diversity and a shared love of equines.  It is an international voice of the EAAT industry.  As the premier professional membership organization, PATH Intl. establishes and oversees standards for the accreditation of centers and the certification of instructors and equine specialists.  More that 7,500 individual members and 6,300 equines throughout the world at more than 850 PATH Intl. member centers help change and enrich the lives of nearly 55,000 children and adults each year.  Saddle Up Riding Club is proud to be the only PATH Intl center in Pinellas County serving the many children, adults and veterans that they serve.

our mission:

Give hope to those who need it most!

 Saddle Up is a place not just for riding horses, rather Saddle Up is a place of the heart. Everyone who works or volunteers at Saddle Up does so with their heart, not just their hands. This is a program where people connect with horses, which is a wonderful thing in itself. But it is so much more than that. This is a place where people connect with each other; where relationships are built that change the lives of the riders as well as the volunteers; where genuine love and commitment are evidenced at every practice session and at every event. Saddle Up is a place of equalization: every person, no matter rider or volunteer, no matter able bodied or disabled, no matter mentally challenged or fully mentally functional, all experience the sheer joy that comes through the triumph of the human spirit.  

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SURC Riding Club, Horse Camp, Riding Lessons, Homeschooling, Mommy & Me, Show Team, 


Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) improve lives.  SURC is a member of PATH Intl

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