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.


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 Events

Saddle Up for SIRE

7IL Ranch, Cat Spring, Texas

Thank you for making Saddle Up for SIRE 2018 a success! Through your efforts we raised over $95,000 to benefit the riders at SIRE. We had a wonderful day with over 50 bring your own horse riders joining the SIRE Trail Ride. We look forward to doing this again next year.

  • SIRE Under the Stars

SIRE Under the Stars

Friday, April 5, 2019
6 – 11:30 p.m.
River Oaks Country Club

Join us for the SIRE Under the Stars annual gala and enjoy live entertainment, auction items and more. Sponsorships available soon. All donations support the riders at SIRE and help maintain the health and wellness of our horses.


December 15, 2018
9:00am to Noon
followed by Lunch and Celebration
Hockley Riding Center

‘Tis the season for the annual All SIRE Holiday Horse Show. This all site show will showcase our rider’s talents and recognize their outstanding spirit.  All SIRE riders are encouraged to participate. This is your opportunity to show off your skills in friendly competition with fellow SIRE riders.
Registration fee is only $50.00 which includes lunch. Additional lunch tickets for friends and family are only $10.00. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, December 5.


Events Benefiting SIRE

  • 2018 U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship

Event Rescheduled!

SIRE Friends and Family Celebration and Appreciation Event
Sunday, November 18, 2018
2 p.m. – Houston Polo Club

Join us for an afternoon as we showcase SIRE at the Houston Polo Club and enjoy amazing polo competition. Free admission but ticket for entry required.  For more information, please contact Beth at Beth@sire-htec.org.

  • Art of the World

Art of the World


 Join us for an evening of fine art, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. 

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 281-356-7588 Ext 202 or via email at beth@sire-htec.org.

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.