SIRE Spotlight : PJ Murray

SIRE is thankful to be blessed with a fantastic staff. This month we would like to shine a light on an individual who brings happiness, experience, and patience to every lesson and meeting : PJ Murray. PJ is a very busy individual! She is the Hockley Site Manager and an Instructor. She is a grandmother … Continued

Brandi Johnston – SIRE’s Comeback Queen

Sitting on a set of wooden bleachers on a hot summer day, the smell of dirt and grass fill the air. Light music accompanies the whir of large ceiling fans that are secured to the arena. The hustle and bustle of horses being herded around the barn signify the end of a riding lesson. As … Continued

SIRE Inclusion and Diversity Statement

SIRE Inclusion and Diversity Statement Inclusion is valuing, appreciating, and effectively utilizing the talents of people with a diversity of dimensions including age, appearance, beliefs, education, ethnic origin, gender, ideas, job classifications, physical ability, political views, race, religion, sexual orientation and more. SIRE is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment that values and … Continued

Celebrating 22 Years of riding at SIRE

James Giovanniello was born in Miami, FL on July 13, 1978 and moved to Texas in 1993. He lives with his father Joe in The Woodlands. His mother passed away in 2000, the same year that James graduated from The Woodlands High School. James attends Bridgewood Farms and participates in Ceramics, Horticulture, Job Training, Physical … Continued

Abby commits for Luke!

“that day I decided that I would have to terminate my six year long engagement with the band program in order to fulfill my commitment to Luke” When I first started working with SIRE in the spring of 2015, I had absolutely no experience working with people with disabilities, and I did not know what … Continued

Check out our HEB commercial

Our riders and volunteers came together to make a Commercial for HEB as part of a contest HEB was running. While we did not win, we love the commercial and wanted to share it with the world. As you can see we had fun! Click here to see the video.

Volunteer Spotlight – Tonya

Volunteer Spotlight – Tayna Newman Tanya previously volunteered at SIRE from 2008 to 2010 and then again in 2012 before moving away. She currently volunteers Thursday afternoons and we love her happy smile and gentle way with all of the horses. Tanya is married to husband Carlos, and has one fur-baby, Asher, their golden retriever. … Continued

Volunteer Spotlight – Mike Lyons

Volunteer Spotlight – Mike Lyons  Mike has been volunteering at SIRE for close to five years and started after his daughter became a volunteer. In his own words, he would wait and “twiddle his thumbs” while she was in classes, so he decided to jump in and go through the training to volunteer himself. We are … Continued

Volunteer Spotlight Brianda

Brianda Carrasco is a volunteer at the SIRE Fort Bend Riding Center. In addition to the hours of work and passion she brings to SIRE, Brianda is participating in the Miss Houston Latina Pageant. This is the 1st place platform video Brianda made for the competition. We are so proud of Brianda and wish her … Continued


Hard work pays off! For the past few months 63 SIRE riders have been honing their competition skills in showmanship at halter, English equitation, Western equitation, trail, pole bending and barrel racing. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Top Hands event attracts special needs riders from around the Houston area and SIRE was there in … Continued