(610) 489-3741   sebastianriding@verizon.net

About SRA

  
2018 SEBASTIAN  VIDEO  
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Celebrating our 43rd Anniversary this year! 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.

 
Did you know?
Summer 2018 Newsletter
 
You can Volunteer to help weekly, biweekly and/or at our 2018 Summer Day Camps! 
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 We thank you for your continued support!
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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! Our Janssen volunteers help maintain good footing & repairs on the trail. Volunteers from Glaxo Smith Kline graciously donated their time and talents to build a few more obstacles on the trail. The students are loving it all! 
 
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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October 2018
Staff & Volunteer Appreciation month! 
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Online Apparel Store

Now you can order Sebastian apparel

quickly and easily with our new online store!

SALE START DATE:  Tuesday, October 9, 2018

SALE END DATE:  Sunday, November 11, 2018

Orders will be delivered on December 8th.

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It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping!  Choose HOLIDAY SURPRISE at checkout to keep the order a surprise from your child.

 
Saturday, October 20
Community Horse Show
Farmer’s Union Fun Show (mid-Morning)
 
Wednesday October 24
Intro to Horses 
 
Saturday October 27 (2-4pm)
SRA Volunteer Gathering! @The Carousel!
Pottstown,PA
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November 2018
Saturday, November 3rd, (2pm to 4pm) $75

Yoga and Horses at Sebastian’s Riding Associates

Please contact Yoga Home at http://ouryogahome.com/yoga-horses/ or call Yoga Home at 484-344-5040

 

 
December 2018
Photos with Mr & Mrs Santa Clause and helpers;)
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 <—-> 2018 History <—>
January 2018 ! 
Sunday, January 21
Clinic:Let’s Talk About Behavior
Guest: Monica Jenkinson, Laurel House
2pm-4pm @SRA
 
Tuesday, Jan 2
SRA Winter Break lead into a bright new year 2018 for all!
Regular schedule & Lessons resumed, Tuesday January 2nd.
Sunday, Jan 7
2pm-5pm
All Sebastian Teams gather back to kick off 2018@SRA!
2017 Holiday Party SRA
 
February 2018
 
Thursday, February 8
DINE & DONTE @ PANERA BREAD,
601 South Trooper Road, Audubon,PA
4pm-8pm
TAKE THIS COUPON or SHOW DIGITAL COPY

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  Saturday, February 25th
 
 2018 Painting with a Purpose _8791_w
Fundraiser

Paint With A Purpose for Sebastian Riding Association

Saturday, February 25th

(arrive@1:30) 2:00 to 5:00 PM

 Painting with a Purpose

Skippack,Pa

March 2018

Thursday, March 8, Benefit! (All Day)
DOUGH RAISER! @ UNO Chicogo Grill (Oaks,Pa)
Dine & UNO will donate a portion of your tab back to SRA!
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March 2018
FUNDRAISER 
Spring Bulb Sale!
Now till March 23
Please submit orders to Sebastian Riding Associates by March 23rd.
Orders will be ready for pick-up at Sebastian Riding Associates no later than May 4th
in time for Mother’s Day!
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 April 2018
Sunday April 1, 2018
SRA Closed for Easter
No Lessons today
Happy Easter!
Sunday April 8, 2018
SRA Volunteer Spring Training!
3pm-5pm
All current volunteers are welcome! Please let us know you can attend 
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Montgomery County Special Olympics
Equestrians_Qualifying Horse Show
Hosted at Sebastian Riding Associates
 
May 5, 2018 
8th Annual Derby, Dine & Dance!
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or  Contact: Chris Hanebury
 
May 19
Yoga & Horses_ Sold Out!
Next class is June 16
May 23
Dine & Donate
@OLCE
May 26, 2018
Devon (TRD) Qualifying  Horse Show 
Chester County, Malvern, PA
May 27, 2018
Finals in Dixon Ring @Devon
June 2018
Sunday June 10, 2018
Annual Jeopardy Trail Ride Benefit
Cancelled for this summer
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SPONSORS Contact: Chris Hanebury
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Annual Jeopardy Trail Ride Benefit
Cancelled for this summer
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Thunder’s Celebration of Life!
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Saturday June 16, 2018
Yoga & Horses_ Sold Out again;)!
2-4 pm
Contact Jenny Dec if you are interested in the next class.
Kerry Thomas, THT Bloodstock Clinic
“Analyzing the horses mind”
OPEN TO PUBLIC
Postponed till October 2018
$10/Audit
www.thtbloodstock.com
 
July 2018
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CAMP ONE: July 9-13, 2018 (9am-2pm) Monday -Friday
CAMP TWO: July 23-27, 2018 (9am-2pm) Monday -Friday
Sign up now to volunteer to join the fun;)
Sunday July 29 2018
Horsecology with Kim Kindred
2-4pm
$10/per
Learn how to read your horses personality
to establish the best training method.
Contact Jenny Dec if you are interested in the next class.
CAMP THREE: August 6- 10, 2018 (9am-2pm) Monday -Friday
Sign up now to volunteer to join the fun;)
Saturday August 11, 2018
Yoga & Horses_ Sold Out again;)!
2-4 pm
Contact Jenny Dec if you are interested in the next class.

Thursday August 2, 2018

Dine & Donate
Wednesday August 8, 2018
13th Annual Legs For Lindsey 5k run/fun walk
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September 2018
Thee much anticipated…
Sebastian Riding Student Horse Show!
Saturday & Sunday
September 15 -16
Saturday The Dinosaurs roam the Earth again!
Let your instructors & volunteers know you are interested;)
Save the Date!
Saturday October 13, BENEFIT!  
Line Dancing Order Form
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Line Dancing! (+Instruction;)
 

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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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AUGUST 2017 
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Wednesday, August 9th @6:30 pm
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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 2018 Summer Day Camps! 

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Dine & Donate
Wednesday, August 16 
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Country WINE Dancing
POSTPONED!
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SEPTEMBER 2017
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Monday, September 4th, CLOSED to observe LABOR DAY!
Mid September SRA Student Horse Show!
Saturday September 16th (Trail)
Sunday September 17th (Dressage)
SRA Volunteer Summer/Fall 2017 Training Series
Horse Leading & Horse Care
Part One:
Thursday, August 24, 6pm-7:30
Sunday, August 27 , 3:30-5pm
Part Two:
Friday, September 8, 5:30-7pm
Sunday, September 10, 3:30- 5pm
Part Three:
Friday, October 6, 5:30-7pm
Sunday, October 8, 3:30-5pm
Attend one of each, or attend both!
 
October 2017 
Volunteer Appreciation Month!
Volunteer Appreciation BBQ Party
Sunday, Oct 22, 4pm-6:30pm @SRA Farm
 
 
December 2017
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Dec 4- Dec 9
Week Long Dine & Donate!
@ Capt’n Chucky’s
Trappe, Pa
Mention SRA at register and 15% of your tab will be donated back to SRA! 
CAPT’N CHUCKY’S COUPON!
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Saturday, Dec 9
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THIS will be an Annual Event!
Tuesday, Dec 19 thru Jan 1
SRA Winter Break_ No Lessons
The office will still be open and regular feed schedules will remain.
Lessons will resume on Tuesday January 2nd.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Update: It was perhaps the coldest (snowy)day to venture out to a clinic…
but all navigated the weather to attend anyway and were riveted for hours!
Stayed tuned for another visit with Kerry.
Public Welcome!
9:30am-3pm
Kerry Thomas, THT Bloodstock Clinic@SRA
ANALYZING THE MIND OF THE HORSE
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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