Welcome to Free SPIRIT Riders

Free SPIRIT Riders, Inc. in Fond du Lac WI is planning an Instructor Mentor Training workshop for Thursday and Friday April 10 and 11. The fee is $300, which includes Thursday and Friday breakfast and Thursday lunch. Deadline for registration is March 1. A block of rooms has been reserved for Wednesday and Thursday evening at the Ramada Inn at 1 South Main in Fond du Lac. More information is available at [email protected] or 920-924-9920.

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BLARNEY will be playing on Saturday March 15 from 7 to 11 PM at the Veterans Hall, 500 Fond du Lac Avenue. Tickets are $15 each or 2 for $25 in advance or $18 each or 2 for $30 at the door. Tickets are available at Scott’s Discount Printing and Free SPIRIT Riders office or by sending a check for the number of tickets desired with a self-addressed stamped envelope to FSR, P O Box 1291, Fond du Lac WI 54936-1291. We are collecting items for the Silent Auction, let us know if you have an item for that.

Mission:

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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.

Purpose:

To provide active therapy.
To provide a valuable experience that is enjoyable though challenging.
To promote the rehabilitation of individuals with physical, psychological andlearning 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:

alyssa and tanner outdoor arena$30 per 45-50 minute hour riding class or $12.50 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 9:30, 10:30, 12:30 and 1:30.

Major Benefits of Horse Related Activities:

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

Primary Funding Source:

Screen Shot 2013-07-03 at 11.42.21 AMGrants, Organized Fund Raising, Fee for services and Individual Contributions.

Volunteers:

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.

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