Welcome to Free SPIRIT Riders

Our 2015 season is set to start on Monday May 4.  Classes of up to 4 students each will be held on Mondays at 4, 5, 6, and 7 PM; Tuesdays starting May 5 at 4, 5, 6,  and 7 PM and Thursdays at 3, 4, 5, and 6PM. These classes will end the last week in October.

Wednesday AM classes will start June 17 at 9, 10, 11 and noon. These classes will end on Wednesday, August 29.

The cost is $30 per 45 minute class.

Want to volunteer? E-mail us at info@FreeSPIRITRiders.org



Free S.P.I.R.I.T. Riders, Inc is a non-profit organization committed to enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities from Fond du Lac and the surrounding area through safe, therapeutic interaction with horses.


To provide active therapy.
To provide a valuable experience that is enjoyable though challenging.
To promote the rehabilitation of individuals with physical, psychological and learning disabilities through equine-facilitated activities.

Type of Organization:

501(c)(3)Non-profit corporation.

Eligible Individuals:

Any one over two years of age with a diagnosed Developmental, Physical, Visual, Cognitive, Emotional, or Social Disability.

Rider Fee:

$30 per 45-50 minute hour riding class or $15.00 per half hour grooming class. Riders are encouraged to have our services written into the Family Support Program, CMO, COP or CIP treatment plans.  Riderships and partial riderships are available based on family needs and income. 

Our season runs from early May to November. Classes are usually scheduled in mid to late afternoons and early evenings.  A typical season will have classes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 4, 5, 6, and 7 PM with up to 5 students per class time. More classes are added when school is out for the summer, with daytime classes on Wednesdays at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00 NOON.

Major Benefits of Horse Related Activities:

Improves muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination,  motor development, emotional and psychological health.

Primary Funding Source:

Grants, Organized Fund Raising, Fee for services and Individual Contributions.


Help in a variety of ways: fund raising,  newsletter production, gardening and landscaping, office work and more.  Must be 14 years old or older to work with horses.