Over the years, Hugs for Horses has provided year-round instructor-directed recreational and therapeutic horseback riding to hundreds of children and adults in the Georgetown community.  Currently, Hugs serves over 70 children and adults with disabilities in small group youth and adult classes and in individual sessions if funding allows.

Riders are referred by physicians, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, and our riders’ parents.  The number of children and adults with disabilities we can serve is directly tied to the level of funding we receive.

 New Rider information

We accept new riders as our funding allows.  Before we can consider a new rider, we will need you (the parent or guardian) to

  1. obtain a signed and dated referral for therapeutic horseback riding from a primary care physician or therapist for your potential rider that
    • requests therapeutic horseback riding for your potential rider
    • requests a time period for therapeutic riding (for example: 12 weeks, one year, indefinitely.)
    • lists all your potential rider's diagnoses therapeutic riding will impact, including those that affect his/her safety and/or ability to ride. 
  2. complete and sign the Rider Information and Waivers form. This form should be updated annually or when there are changes to any information contained thereon. 

Please return the referral and Rider form to Hugs for Horses by mail, email, or in person as follows:

Mail to:

     Rona Jacobs, Director

     Hugs for Horses Therapeutic Riding

     215 Equestrian Drive

     Georgetown, SC  29440

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The HUGS Show is almost here!

Our 10th annual Hugs for Horses Spring '19 'Ride with Pride' Horse Show is Sunday, May 19.  Riders, please return your Show Information and Rider Forms before April 17.  Download it HERE!

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