Benefits of Therapeutic Riding



SPUR is a Gold-level GuideStar Exchange participant,
demonstrating its commitment to

Welcome to SPUR!


Our Mission and Purpose

Working in conjunction with the Monmouth County Park System, Special People United to Ride (SPUR) is a non-profit 501(3)(c) organization that provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to achieve personal goals through therapeutic horseback riding. The Park System's Sunnyside Equestrian Center provides a safe haven where limitations are replaced by the freedom of riding and handling a horse. Student work to improve self-esteem, social skills, balance, muscle tone and posture, as well as, to process sensory messages sent to the brain.


A PATH International Premier Accredited Center

Student comes to the Sunnyside Equestrian Center for the many wonderful benefits of therapeutic horsemanship. Each comes with his or her unique needs and goals but all leave with physical and emotional gains that often can only be achieved through Sunnyside's nurturing yet challenging programs.