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Who Benefits


In 1968, long time area educator W.R. Rochelle, began the foundation for the Rochelle Center to offer supports for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Supports would enhance skills necessary for individuals to become as independent as possible in our community. Today’s Rochelle Center continues that mission by supporting 130 clients in supported employment programs, day care services for individuals with severe to moderate disabilities and residential services.

NEWSULogo328tealThe mission of Saddle Up! is to provide children and youth with disabilities the opportunity to grow and develop through therapeutic, educational and recreational activities with horses. Saddle Up! has served more than 1,300 children with disabilities, provided more than 50,000 hours of services, and cared for more than 130 noble horses who served our program in nearly 25 years. Saddle Up! offers recreational therapeutic riding, physical and occupational therapy (called hippotherapy), a school-based equine assisted learning program, the Saddle Up! Equestrian Club, and workshops/seminars. More than 500 volunteers gave over 17,000 hours of service at Saddle Up! in 2014. Saddle Up! is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredit Center and the only member center in Tennessee of the American Hippotherapy Association. A nonprofit organization, Saddle Up! thanks all donors and volunteers who help make our programs possible. For more information, please visit