Rider Scholarship: Give the Gift of Riding or a Groundwork Session to a FREE Participant
FREE’s direct cost per rider is approx. $250/rider per six-week session, with participants asked to pay a session fee of $145. (Direct costs = arena and horse rental, insurance for riders and instructors, certification of instructors, salaries for program manager and volunteer coordinator and instructor salaries.)
The generosity of private and corporate donations and grants help cover the $105 gap between direct costs and session fees—and the cost of providing qualified participants with full scholarships. Approximately 25 percent of all FREE participants are on full scholarship, with all riders on partial scholarship.
You can help ensure veterans, at-risk youth and individuals with special needs keep riding with your contribution of a Full Scholarship or a Partial Scholarship