Helping Hands on Horseback
Helping Hands on Horseback


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Thank you for making a gift in support of our mission! Your donation keeps our riders in the saddle, funds our unmounted programs, and ensures our irreplaceable therapeutic horses stay healthy and content. Thanks to supporters like you, we have been a premier equine-assisted activities and therapies program for more than 40 years.

Gifts to The Pegasus Fund represent more than 90% of Pegasus' $1.3 million annual operating budget. When you give, you help some very special people gain greater independence, self-confidence and strength. Thanks to your support, their own hard work, and the magic of the horse/human bond, our participants are able to meet their challenges with dignity and courage, and they become the awe-inspiring champions they were born to be.

Here are some of the comments we've recently received from our families, and donors like YOU helped make it all possible:

"Our son has come a long way with riding, and we are very proud of all his accomplishments and how well he is working toward a long-term independence. Riding has given him a reason to shine. He often writes and talks about riding at school and with his peers. We are very happy to be given the opportunity to have him in this program."

"[Our daughter] talks about the horses and the experience all the time and asks if it is riding day and looks forward to it. In school, her therapists use it in examples, drawings and photos, and they get her to communicate more."

"We are so appreciative of this wonderful opportunity you provide to the special needs community in our area."

"[Our son] loves it, and it is good for him on many fronts. He is completely disinterested in sports and reluctant to try new things that he thinks he won't like, yet he had a positive attitude about trying this. He really enjoys it and did well from the start. He loves animals, so that is a draw. It is great for him to develop more core strength and improve his eye/hand coordination. We feel so lucky to be a part of this wonderful program."

"Thanks to everyone who makes Pegasus possible!"


You will make a real difference for our participants:

  • Make an unrestricted contribution. Like every organization, Pegasus has annual operating expenses. Your unrestricted gift will be used where it is needed most to fund all the basics: program equipment, feed and vet care, farm and facilities upkeep, instructor salaries, maintaining our PATH certification, paying for the utilities—all those mundane but critical things which allow us to continue providing our life-changing services.
  • Help fund our Financial Assistance Program. We provide nearly $20,000 in program scholarships to participant families in need each year!
  • Make an Adopt-A-Horse donation and put your money to work specifically funding care for our amazing herd, in honor of any one horse—or all of them!
  • Contribute in any other way that matches your interests with our needs. Give us a call, and let's chat about it!
  • Donate a horse (CLICK HERE for details).

Would you like to make a tribute gift in honor or in memory of someone?

Many donors contribute to The Pegasus Fund in celebration of a milestone, in honor of a friend or loved one, or in memory of someone dear who has passed away. Making a tribute gift is not only a meaningful way to acknowledge a family member or friend, it also has a lasting positive impact on the lives of our Pegasus participants.


Are you interested in contributing a legacy gift to Pegasus?

Most people leave an estate when they pass away, whether or not they have a great deal of wealth. “Estate” is simply a word used to describe belongings that you own at the time of your passing. No matter what your income or estate value is, your gift is important. By leaving a legacy gift, you ensure that the things you value will remain with the community when you are no longer here. You help build a vibrant, enduring community not just for your children but for their children to come as well. Your generosity and vision will have an impact that lasts far beyond your lifetime. Your legacy can, and should, reflect what is most important to you. Creating a legacy empowers you to complete the work of your heart. Contact us today to discuss how including Pegasus in your estate planning will benefit our participants for years to come.


You can make your gift online, by phone or by mail:

To contribute by phone, call Candice Sciarrillo at (845) 669-8235 x110.

Gifts by mail can be sent to Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, c/o Candice Sciarrillo, 310 Peach Lake Road, Brewster, NY 10509-1715.

To make your gift online, click the button below:


If you have made a tribute gift and would like to download an instant notification flyer to send to the person or family you have honored or memorialized, click this link: Instant Notification Flyer. Pegasus will also send a formal notification card in accordance with your instructions at the time you made your gift.

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which qualifies for matching funds. All contributions are tax-deductible as permitted by law.


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