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

The power of therapeutic horsemanship to change lives has been known for hundreds of years. Scientific studies and those who participate note benefits including:

  • Increased strength

  • Improved balance

  • Enriched social interactions

  • Increased flexibility

  • Improved coordination

  • Enhanced self-esteem


SIRE serves adults and children with a wide variety of special needs including, but not limited to cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, developmental delay, attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.

Through equine-assisted activities and therapies, our riders experience the many benefits of therapeutic horsemanship described below.


Gabriella is entering her 20th year of riding at SIRE in a program she started at age 2. When she arrived, she could barely sit up because of mitochondrial disease and acute seizure disorder that causes her to experience about 30 seizures a day. 

Now 21, Gabriella rides as an experienced equestrian.

“The riding is absolutely wonderful. Before she rides, she cannot walk up the ramp to get to the horse, but afterwards, she opens the gate to leave the arena and can walk to the car with assistance,” says Nikki, Gabriella’s grandmother. “SIRE does wonders for people with special needs. It’s the best thing in the world. It’s good for the soul.”

Here’s Gabriella’s story…

SIRE Events

  • SIRE's 2021 Year End Appeal

2021 Year End Appeal

True holiday joy, the joy you feel deep in your heart, comes from giving to something you are passionate about. Our current need is to raise $175,000 by the end of the year. With the two new facilities you made possible, SIRE is poised to grow in numbers of people served and variety of services provided. This will not be possible without your continued support. Please join us on this heart-warming journey to change the world for people with disabilities. Donate today by visiting our Donation Page.

  • All SIRE Show 2021

All SIRE Horse Show

‘Tis the season for the annual All SIRE Holiday Horse Show. This all-site show will showcase our riders’ talents and recognize their outstanding spirit.

All SIRE riders are invited to participate in this fun-filled day for the entire family. Activities include friendly competition, games, holiday activities, lunch, and more.

Sat, Dec. 11 – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Bend Site
7206 Pool Hill Road, Fulshear, TX 77441
For more information, please call 281-356-7588

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Saddle Up for SIRE benefit trail ride and grand opening.
This year’s Trail Bosses were Alex Dumas and Piper Frewin. Thanks to everyone’s generosity over $52,000 was raised for scholarships and equine care. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

  • Fulshear facility barn

We are very excited to announce SIRE-Therapeutic Horsemanship has purchased 40-acres in Fort Bend County achieving our strategic goal of two premier training centers. SIRE held its first day of fall classes at the new Fort Bend facility Sept. 10. A Grand Opening event was held Oct. 23, 2021, in conjunction with SIRE’s iconic annual fundraiser Saddle up for SIRE. Click to read more.

Have an Idea for a Fundraising or Friendraising Event?

If you have an idea for an event in your home, a unique venue, cool restaurant, art gallery, etc., we’d love to coordinate it with you!  Please contact Beth Burroway at 281-414-4830 Ext 202 or via email at

Maximum of 4 riders.
Minimum age required 3 years old.

Provide scholarships for riders and equine care for SIRE horses.


Sign up to volunteer inside or outside the arena today.