Is Upward Transitions a non-profit?

Yes! We are a registered 501(c)3 organization (tax ID # is 45-1956036) with a mission to enhance the lives of
individuals with physical, emotional, and/or cognitive challenges through horse-related programs to help
build coping skills to achieve their fullest potential. Visit our About page to learn more.

How do I sign-up myself or my child for therapeutic riding lessons?

Please fill out the Rider Registration form or call Denise Reding, Program Director at 210.867.1188. Please visit our MAX Program or Veteran program pages for information on how to register for those programs.

How much do therapeutic riding lessons cost?

We never want cost to be a barrier preventing our riders or participants from experiencing the incredible benefits equine therapy has to offer. As a result, we do not publish pricing. Please contact Denise Reding, Program Director at 210.867.1188 to discuss lesson costs and details.

How can I gift lessons to someone I know?

Please contact Denise Reding, Program Director at 210.867.1188 for more information on how to gift lessons.

Do you offer any horse-related programs besides riding lessons?

Yes, we offer the MAX Program connection workshops as well as programs for adults and veterans.

How do I sign-up to volunteer?

Visit our Volunteers page for more information on volunteering at Upward Transitions and how to sign-up.

How can I donate?

We are currently accepting donations via PayPal at paypal.me/UpwardTransitions.

How can my business contribute to Upward Transitions?

Businesses can volunteer for a one-time workday or on an ongoing basis during lesson semesters. They can also donate on a one-time basis for either general operations or specific projects. We also offer a number of sponsorship opportunities and fundraising events. Please contact sponsors@upward-transitions.org for more information on how your business can partner with Upward Transitions to serve our community.

Does Upward Transitions have specific funding/project needs?

We need funding for our programs and scholarships. In addition, we need general operation funding primarily for the care of our horses. We also want to cover our arena to expand the number of days we can offer lessons.

What specific areas and/or populations does Upward Transitions serve?

We serve the Bandera, Bexar, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr and Medina counties with the majority of our current
riders in the northwest part of San Antonio. We have riders ranging in age from 4 to 60 years of age with the
largest population between 6 and 20. We are able to support a wide range of emotional, physical and/or
cognitive disabilities such as: autism, development delays, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, head trauma/brain injuries, PTSD and intellectual disabilities.