(610) 489-3741   sebastianriding@verizon.net

About SRA

Celebrating 42nd Anniversary. Since 1975, Sebastian has been offering equine assisted therapy programs for children and adults living with a variety of physical,  mental health and intellectual disabilities. The focus  of our program is a safe, fun and healthy approach to growth and rehabilitation through equine activities and riding.

Offering much more than the traditional riding program, we strive to achieve physical development, socialization and learning through fun activities.   We build balance and symmetry, increase reach and range of motion, develop speech and language, thought processes, planning, and sequencing.   At Sebastian, we instill a great sense of success, confidence, and accomplishment in our riders.   Not only do SRA students learn to ride, they groom, tack and care for their horse.

We use specially trained horses to meet our riders’ needs.  We use special equipment and provide ASTM-SEI approved helmets with our riders’ safety paramount in all of our activities.   SRA offers private and group lessons so we can best meet the individual needs of our riders.

SRA is open seven days a week, with the majority of lessons in the evenings and weekends when we have the most volunteer power. We have more than 170 students, 17 horses,  a team of part-time instructors, physical therapists, managed by a program staff and a Board of Directors.

 
 
 
 
 
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 Hot off the press!
Spring-Summer Newsletter 2017
 
 
You can Volunteer to help weekly and/or at our 2017 Summer Day Camps! 
 
 
Sensory Trail Comes to Life at SRA: With the help of grant dollars from CCRES and the Genuardi Family Foundation and the generosity of Brook Buck Of Buck Enterprises Landscaping, the sensory trail has come to life at SRA….and continues to grow! Volunteers from Glaxo Smith Kline graciously donated their time and talents to build a few more obstacles on the trail. The students are loving them! 
 
One action from you could make the difference for us. You can support Sebastian Riding Associates Inc. free just by shopping online! Use Giving Assistant to shop at 2,500+ popular retailers and they’ll donate as much as 30% of your total purchase price to Sebastian Riding Associates Inc.. It’s never been easier to change the world—one purchase at a time. The next time you shop online, use Giving Assistant! With Giving Assistant, not only do you earn more cash back from your purchases, but you can easily donate your earnings to our cause. Shop, earn, donate—all in one place. 
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 We thank you for your continued support!
  
 
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AUGUST 2017 
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12th Annual Legs for Lindsey Fun Walk & 5k Race
on Perkiomen Trail,Oaks,PA
Wednesday, August 9th @6:30 pm
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To REGISTER…www.legsforlindsey.com
 
Legs for Lindsey POSTER to PRINT…please share.
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The last 2017 Summer Day Camp begin Monday 8/14!

Camp 1: July 10-14, 9am-2pm

Camp 2: July 24-28, 9am-2pm

Camp 3: August 14-18, 9am-2pm 

You can Volunteer to help weekly and/or at our 2017 Summer Day Camps! 

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Country WINE Dancing
POSTPONED!
 
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The Summer Horse Show Season is a winning season for all! We a few shows in the Fall too. Check our calendar for dates.  Come cheer our students on as they travel off the farm to compete in local shows. Check back for updates before attending show. Or contact the office for latest details…Christine Hanebury, sebastianriding@verizon.net , 610-489-3741. 
 
 
Dine & Donate
Wednesday, August 16 
Olce Pizza Grille
 
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SEPTEMBER 2017 
Mid September SRA Student Horse Show!
 
October 2017 
Volunteer Appreciation Month!
 
 
 
 

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January 2017
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Jan8, 2pm-5pm: Sebastian’s Holiday Party!
February 2017
Uno Dine and Donate
Thursday,Feb 23, All Day: Dine & Donate
@Uno, in Oaks,Pa
Dine in, Order Online or Take out
Print Coupons
UNO Menus, Gluten Free available too.
 
 
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MARCH 2017
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Fundraisers
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Sunday, March 5, “Painting with a Purpose”
1:30pm-5pm@Painting with a Twist, Skippack
Fabulous day together! Thank you all for the support. Enjoy your masterpieces! 
 
 
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Saturday, March 11, Country Wine Dance!
7pm-10pm@Stone & Key Cellars, Montgomeryville

$30…includes line dancing instruction & flight of wine.

Open to public

Great turnout, WE HAD THE BEST TIME! Look for this to be an Annual Event!

 

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APRIL 2017
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Special Olympics
Sunday,April 9, (1pm-4:30pm) All Montgomery County
 Special Olympic Equestrian Qualifying Trials are held at Sebastian Riding Associates, Collegeville,PA.
*CONGRATULATIONS! go to ALL (29)Riders for an exceptionally great show. (6) Sebastian Riders with top scores will travel and compete in PA State Special Olympic Games @Penn State the first weekend in June 2017. CHEERS!
 
Thursday,April 20, (10am-5pm)Benefit, Shop for a Cause
@Wooden Duck Shoppe, Skippack,Pa 
Graciously donating 10% of all sales 4/20 to Sebastian Riding programs.
And item donations will also be collected (paper towels, toilet paper, kitty litter, cleaning supplies, brooms, duct tape, tissue & laundry detergent).
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MAY 2017
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Saturday,May 6th: 7th Annual Derby,Dine & Dance!
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Saturday, May 27th: SRA Riders@Thorncroft TRD Horse Show
(Therapeutic Riders Division of the Devon Horse Show)
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Monday, May 29th: Sebastian Riding Associates is closed to observe Memorial Day
 
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JUNE 2017
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Thursday, June 1 – Saturday, June 3
 
Special Olympics
Special Olympic Equestrian State Games are at Penn State are the first weekend in June!
 
 
Sunday,June 11th:
40th Annual Jeopardy Trail Ride
2017 REGISTRATION FORM (for each Rider)
THANKS GO OUT TO OUR SPONSORS & RIDERS!
SAVE THE DATE FOR 2018!
Link to use PayPal
Jeopardy Poster to print ….please SHARE!
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July 2017
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DINE & DONATE,Thursday, July 13
@Metropolitan American Diner & Bar
 
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……………….2016 History………………………..
 
APRIL 2016
April 3: Welcome a new horse “Orion” to our farm on trial. 
April 13:Dine & Donate in Skippack@Olce Pizza ALL DAY,benefiting Special Olympians at Sebastians.
This was a delicious day out for us all! It was fun to see everyone out for a meal together in support of Sebastian Special Olympic program. Special thanks to the Olce team for wonderful service, food & generous contributions.
April 17: Special Olympics County Event @SRA  (Sunday 1-4pm) 28 of our talented riders will compete for high scores and the opportunity to advance to State level this June at Penn State. Update: WOW what a great show of support today. Heartfelt thank you to our beautiful teams of SRA Volunteers. It was clear to see how Sebastian’s was voted BEST in the County. Our students & horses brought their ‘A’ game today! Student smiles were as bright as their winning medals. And perhaps just as bright were the faces of their instructors & families beaming with pride.  Stay tuned as we announce shortly, our top 6 candidates for State games held in June 2016. Well done everyone, nice riding!
April 21:Sebastians welcomes Skippack Fire Company out to the farm for visit, tour and a little horse handling…in full gear! 
Update: Great meeting and exchange of knowledge! Thanks to all!
Fireman visit April 2016
 
May 2016
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May 7, 2016 : Update: “WOW. That was a fun night! Always a joy to gather supporters together, and even better in our winning Derby Hats and Suits! We had an amazing evening. Congratulations to our Race, Raffle & Auction Winners! And Thank You All for the fun & loving support of the programs at Sebastian Riding. Because of you, we just celebrated 41 years in Equine Assisted Therapies. We truly hope you enjoyed yourselves and share your pics! Together we are improving the quality of life, one stride at a time.”  (2016 pictures)  
 
JUNE 2016
June 2-4,2016:SRA Montgomery County Special Olympic Equestrian Team travels to Penn State for State Games!
 
June 11,2016:Star Party, Star gazing over the Sebastian farm with unbelievable telescopes and educational guided tour. Donations appreciated. Come out to the farm pastures and view the skies above. Families welcomed.
 
THANK YOU FOR ALL  YOUR continued SUPPORT !
2017 we raise the bar on obstacles;)
2016 Top SIX Scores of 85 riders
1st Place: Team #46,  5,050 pts
2nd Place: Team  #2,  4,850 ptsIMG_20160612_102536824_HDR
3rd Place: Team #20, 4,650 pts
4th Place: Team # 30, 4,600 pts
5th Place:  Team # 25, 4,550 pts
6th Place:  Team  # 6, 4,400 pts
  
JULY 2016
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Sebastian Riding Associates is closed Monday, July 4th.
 
Sebastian Volunteers make the world go around.
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July 11-15, 9am-1pm, Summer Camp ONE, was a blast!! 
July 25-29,9am-3pm, Summer Camp TWO, was over so fast! 
 August 8-12, 9am-1pm Summer Camp THREE, was last till 2017
 
July 14: Dine With Purpose!@The Metropolitan Diner & Bar Benefit for SRA@Metropolitan American Diner & Bar, North Wales…all day(11am-10pm).  Update: friends & family gathered for a meal together and a generous portion all tabs that day were donated by Metropolitanto support programs at Sebastian Riding Associates.
 
AUGUST 2016
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Wednesday,August 10: 5:30pm
Legs for Lindsey 5k Race
on Perkiomen Trail,Oaks,PA
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 This is a well loved Annual Race.
Really cannot thank you enough for the community support.
2016 Race Results
 
 Remember August for the 
2017 12th Annual!
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Thursday, August 18:
7pm-8:30pm @Sebastian Riding Farm
Speaker Mindy Chernoff,MA.
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Friday, August 19:
2nd Annual Staff & Volunteer Camp Night Out!
5pm -till Saturday 10am
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September 2016
Sept 10th: 7:30pm STAR PARTY!!!
Sept 17th & 18th: Student Horse Show: “The Enchanted Garden”
The Summer Horse Show Season was a winning season for all! We a few shows in the Fall too. Check our calendar for dates.  Come cheer our students on as they travel off the farm to compete in local shows. Check back for updates before attending show. Or contact the office for latest details…Christine Hanebury, sebastianriding@verizon.net , 610-489-3741. 
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October 2016
October 16th: Farmers’ Union Company Horse Show
October 16th: Benefit, Painting with Purpose!
1:30-5:30 @Painting with a Twist 
October 23rd: Annual SRA Staff & Volunteer Appreciation Day!
Noon-3pm, donated snacks welcome to HELP THANK our MUCH APPRECIATED STAFF & VOLUNTEERS!
November 2016
Thanksgiving Day: SRA is Closed 
 
December 2016 
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4th Annual Vendor Fair @Chadwick’s
Thursday, December 1st, 2016 , 6pm- 9pm
Live Music: The Wise Guys
(Happy Hour Specials 5pm-7pm)
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Winter Break
Dec 19, 2016- Lessons resume Jan 2, 2017
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………………….2015 History……………………..
 
Congratulations! Frank Viall – 2015 Natoli Award Recipient! The Childhood Development Foundation held its annual Grant Award Reception in July at the Plymouth Country Club, giving grants to several organizations that provide services for thousands of special needs children.
 
John Deere 5500! Summer 2015 we were lucky enough to purchase a used John Deere 5500 to help around the farm. This was made possible with funds provided by SEI Investments. THANK you SEI!

Quilt Raffle every September: The 2015 winning raffle ticket for the  horse themed quilt donated by Pat Grotzinger was won by student, Nika KownurkoCongratulations Nika, we are green with envy!!!

Intro to Horses program: In October 2015 , SRA hosted the Wissahickon School District Autistic Support classes for our Intro to Horses program.  The students learned about body language, how to groom a horse, leading a horses and a scavenger hunt to top off the fun.   Thank you for exploring the wonderful world of therapeutic riding with your students!

Dogtober Fest 2015: Our Vinnie recently attended the Dogtober Fest at SEI Investments as part of a promotion of their animal charities to the nearly 2000 employees at their Oaks location.  Of course, he was a huge hit and in a lot of ‘selfies’, everyone wanted to take him home! SEI Cares.

The 2015  10th Annual Legs for Lindsey was held on August 12th   We were so grateful to SEI Investments for allowing us to move the race to begin and end at their facility with the race run on the very flat and scenic Perkiomen Trail.  With over 300 runners and walkers in the 5K and fun run, we take that as a green flag for the race to stay at this location!  Please be sure to visit this website for a list of all the sponsors of this race and support them as you are able! 

 
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 Sebastian Superheros!  😆 Day Camp