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

DATE CHANGE! The Sporting Clays benefit has been moved to Friday, December 9.
Event location and check-in time remain the same.
Breakfast Sponsor - BELCO
Registration is open so join the other teams who have already registered! Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and competition will begin at 9 a.m. Breakfast, lunch and beverages and awards will immediately follow. Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, HOA male and female, and Flurry winner too. Door prizes and more so please reserve your team today.
For questions, please email Beth Burroway at and she can assist you. Click here to register today.

A record-breaking event with $230,000 raised and over 225 attendees. April 2 marked a historic moment for SIRE and this annual event. Honorees Marie and Bill Wise were recognized and thanks to a matching gift challenge by Cheryl and Bryan Nelson, the audience handily met the paddles-up challenge and a desperately needed tractor has been purchased and put to good use at the Fort Bend location.

Thank you to everyone who made this evening a tremendous success and to Beck & Masten for being the Presenting Sponsor.

  • SIRE's 2021 Year End Appeal

Year End THANKS!

Thank you for making this year’s year-end appeal a tremendous success. Together we raised approximately $100,000! Your support and dedication to SIRE will significantly help us further our mission of helping those with special needs and provide care for our specially trained herd. Happy New Year and thank you!

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!

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.