Keeping Client-Riders in the Saddles

  “I’m proud to be able to wear my uniform again and have the opportunity to represent the U.S.A.” Derrick Perkins, SIRE rider and United States ParaEquestrian You should hear our rider Lauren chatting about school. Unremarkable? Her mother says it’s amazing. Years after his spinal cord injury, retired Air Force sergeant Derrick Perkins may … Continued

SIRE site of two recent studies

                    Our therapists are our horses.   This summer Equest and SIRE were delighted to host Michelle Weed of the U.S. and from France, Hélène Viruega of Equiphoria and Marianne Vidament of the Institut Français du Cheval et de l’équitation. [See below for information on the … Continued

Suds, Scenes & SIRE ~ Perseverance and Heart

Saturday, August 23, 2014. 6 – 11 pm Alamo Drafthouse 114 Vintage Park Blvd, #J Houston, TX 77070 Beer, wine, dinner, speakers, auction and movie (See below for a quick preview of some auction items.) $50.00 per ticket casual attire Don’t miss the chance to grab tickets or sponsor this year’s Suds featuring Hidalgo. Last year’s Suds, Scenes … Continued

SIRE "Offering Hope to Many" Heights Pages June 2014

  Check out the June issue of Heights Magazine, for stories about some of our supporters, clients, and volunteers who live in the Heights.     You merge onto the freeway, the skyscrapers of downtown Houston at your back. It’s early Saturday, so the ribbon of road ahead of you for once has few cars. … Continued

SIRE Supporter Keely McIntosh competing in Young Rider Championships

Keely McIntosh to represent Texas in the FEI* North American Junior & Young Rider Championships   SIRE has been very grateful to receive support (and horses) from Keely's mother, Jenny Booth. We're so proud of Keely, who as a youngster volunteered at SIRE and supported SIRE events. By placing in four Grand Prix Show Jumping classes this spring, Keely and … Continued

SIRE Arena Volunteer Training August 2014

SIRE, Houston’s Therapeutic Equestrian Centers, will be hosting volunteer training on Saturday, August 23rd from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM at our sites in Hockley, Spring and Fort Bend. You’ll be joining a great group doing a fantastic service for people with disabilities. In 2013, 550 SIRE volunteers served 33,268 hours valued at $736,570. Of our volunteers, … Continued

Whole Foods Market Champions and SIRE Make a Great Team

Whole Foods Market- Champions Store and SIRE Whole Foods Champions 1% Day On June 29th, as part of the Whole Foods Market Champions store Grand Opening, SIRE gave demonstrations and taught how we keep our horses at optimum health for the best experiences for our clients. A few hundred store guests were able to learn … Continued

SIRE Rider & Para-Dressage Athlete Derrick Perkins

All of SIRE watched in awe this spring as SIRE client (and so much more) Derrick Perkins began his campaign to represent the United States in international competition as a para-equestrian. Those of us who follow upper-level dressage were proud and just a bit envious knowing Derrick was competing at the Wellington, Florida showgrounds in the Adequan … Continued