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SPECIAL PEOPLE UNITED TO RIDE INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 09/09/2014: SPECIAL PEOPLE UNITED TO RIDE INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: SPECIAL PEOPLE UNITED TO RIDE INC

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Lincroft, NJ
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SPECIAL PEOPLE UNITED TO RIDE INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 09/09/2014: SPECIAL PEOPLE UNITED TO RIDE INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: SPECIAL PEOPLE UNITED TO RIDE INC

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Physical Address: Lincroft, NJ 07738 
EIN: 22-2389766
Web URL: www.spuronline.org 
NTEE Category: P Human Services
P20 Human Service Organizations
Ruling Year: 1983 
Top Funders: Contributions/Gifts - $34,609
Fund Raising - $6,300


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Mission Statement

Working in conjunction with the Monmouth County Park System, Special People United to Ride is a non-profit organization providing individuals with disabilities the opportunity to achieve personal goals through therapeutic horseback riding.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $41,927
Total Expenses $41,910

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Leadership

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Mrs. Barbara Carroll

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Board Orientation & Education ?
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No
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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
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No

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Programs

Program: SPUR Horseback Riding Lessons for Individuals with Diasbilities (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$25,000
Category:
Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Adults
None

Program Description:

Provides therapeutic horsemanship to children and adults with disabilities. Mounted and non-mounted activities are customized to each participant's individual needs and abilities. Riders must be at least four years old to participate. Horses for Heroes is specially tailored for active or veteran military members who are suffering from the psychological impacts of service or sustained physical injury. Scholarships are available for those in financial need.

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Program: SPUR Horses for Heroes (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served:
Military/Veterans
None
None

Program Description:

SPUR Horses for Heroes offers equine activities to active duty or reserve military members and veterans with disabilities. The program works with a wide range of special needs, including but not limited to, amputations (both upper and lower limbs), paraplegia, traumatic brain injury, visual impairments, and post traumatic stress disorder.

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Program: Special Needs Summer Camp Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
None
None

Program Description:

The summer of 2014 we will pilot a new week-long camp for 8-12 year olds with special needs. This SPUR camp will provide a safe camp environment that utilizes equine-assisted activities to promote cognitive, physical, emotional and social development of children with disabilities. As part of this program, campers will work toward individual and collective achievements. Campers will have the opportunity to form relationships with each other as well as the horses, as they maneuver through obstacle courses and play mounted and un-mounted games with their equine partners. Themes such as respect for boundaries and anti-bullying will be incorporated into the daily activities and will be reinforced through journal entries and various horse-themed hand-outs and worksheets.

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Special People United to Ride (SPUR) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with disabilities. The program has consistently increased in the number of riders with disabilities for each of the last seven years, to our current enrollment of 100 riders per session. Approximately 90% of funds raised by SPUR are utilized directly for student scholarships.
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