ROCK

ROCK Ride On Center for Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing equine-assisted activities and therapies for children, adults and veterans in Central Texas. Founded in 1998 and accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.), ROCK serves over 250 clients and their families annually. ROCK is situated on 40+ acres less than four miles from the heart of Georgetown.

EQUINE-ASSISTED ACTIVITIES AND THERAPIES INCLUDE:
Therapeutic Horsemanship
Hippotherapy (Physical Therapy & Speech Therapy)
Veterans Programs, including ROCK On Veterans
School Programs & Summer Camps – Equine Facilitated Learning
Research in partnership with institutions of higher learning

ROCK PARTICIPANTS
Ranging in age from 2 to 91, services are provided for individuals with many different physical and cognitive disabilities.

VOLUNTEERS
Our mission is accomplished thanks to the passion and commitment of more than 300 volunteers aged 14 or older who come to ROCK weekly. Volunteer opportunities include working with horses and participants, office assistance, barn maintenance, landscaping, fundraising and special events. Training is provided and experience with horses is not required.

PRIMARY FUNDING SOURCES
As a result of generous community support and grants, services are able to be discounted by 60% and further financial assistance is often available. ROCK On Veteran fees to participate are covered 100% through fundraising programs and grants.

JOURNEY TOWARDS EXCELLENCE
2015 – 13TH Annual Ethics in Business & Community Award – Nonprofit Category
2016 – Quality Texas Foundation Quest for Excellence Award – Pioneer Level
2017 – Quality Texas Foundation Quest for Excellence Award – Commitment Level

Improving independence and life skills in partnership with the horse.