It's SIRE's mission to improve the quality of life for people with special needs through therapeutic horsemanship activities and therapies, and educational outreach.

Press Releases

  • VA Medical Centers Partner with Therapeutic Riding Programs VAnguard, a newsletter for and about VA employees nationwide, featured an article about the partnerships between the VA medical centers nationwide and horseback riding facilities to provide therapeutic riding programs to wounded veterans. In part, the article reads: “The NARHA Horses for Heroes program was launched a year ago at SIRE, Houston’s Therapeutic Equestrian Centers’ ...
  • A Sad Farewell to Chester  It was with great sadness and a heavy heart that we said goodbye to longtime therapy pony Chester on Tuesday, March 4th.  We discovered Chester that morning unable to put any weight on his hind leg.  Even under those conditions, Chester bravely got into and out of the trailer for a ride to the veterinarian.  ...
  • Deer Park High School Visit On December 4th teacher Judy King from Deer Park High School brought twenty five students from her Counseling and Mental Health class to visit the Spring site.  The students toured the facility and observed classes.  They were also able to interact with several SIRE riders.  Client parents Sabrina Teeter and Vanessa Santillan spoke to the ...
  • Visions of Sugar Plums! Wheee! The Sugar Plum fairy waved her magic wand, sprinkled some fairy dust, and *poof* $10,000 appeared as an early Christmas present for SIRE’s Fort Bend clients. No doubt lots of hard work on the part of Fort Bend Junior Service League members was involved. This was the 13th year of the Sugar Plum Market, ...
  • Spring Riders and Staff Shine Therapeutic riding “really touches the spirit, the mind, and the body,” says Shayna Bolton, SIRE’s Spring site director, in “Horses & Healing,” Cy-Fair Magazine, Winter 2013. We don’t always get to know the people working on stories for other publications. This time, though, we learned that the writer, Liza, had to work on the story quickly, since she ...
  • 2013 Swing for SIRE Winners Everyone who played at the 2013 Swing for SIRE Golf Tournament on November 4th was able to enjoy the beautiful Wedgewood Golf Course in Conroe, delicious food, and a multitude of chances at awards and prizes. Of course, our SIRE riders were the ultimate winners, since the tournament raised nearly $10,000 that will go directly ...
  • Retiree expands time with therapeutic riders Thanks to the Houston Chronicle, which published this article in their Ultimate Cy-Fair section.by Megan Mattingly-ArthurIn 2002, equestrian enthusiast Robin Gray purchased 3 acres located just across the street from SIRE’s Hockley campus and built what she describes as a “barndominium” for her and her thoroughbred dressage horses. Having volunteered for SIRE occasionally in the past, ...
  • Eight-year-old donates to SIRE SIRE’s Hockley site happily hosted a special visitor this summer; one accompanied by her mother and who brought a check for SIRE. You see, for her birthday party celebrating her 8th birthday, our visitor, Anna Sophia, asked her friends to bring donations to SIRE instead of a birthday gift for her. Judging from the amount ...
  • 1st Annual All SIRE Horse Show We’re expecting an extraordinary day of friendly competition as well as a chance to meet old friends and make new ones. More than 50 SIRE riders are expected to compete. Also riding is a special contingent all the way from Japan! Saturday, June 8, 2013 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Fort Bend location 2100 Preston Street Richmond, TX ...
  • Builders raise spirits at SIRE after remodeling Builders raise spirits at SIRE after remodeling By TRISH JOHNSON, CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT October 6, 2011 SIRE therapeutic riding center can expand its instructor education and training efforts thanks to recent remodeling at its facility in Hockley. Volunteers from ...