Exceptional Riders Program

Therapeutic Riding

We are now able to accept donations online !!! Click on the link below to donate! We thank you for your support!

The Exceptional Riders Program utilizes volunteers from the community and relies on your donation. This is a non-profit entirely volunteer driven program. Student participation is free of charge.

Dear members of the Exceptional Riders Program family,

We are excited to be back in full swing at Rising Hope Equestrian Center, 2787 Quick Road Harbor Springs, MI 49740-9344.

We are following the CDC and local guidelines to protect our students and volunteers. Wearing a mask is optional.

To maximize protection from COVID and prevent possibly spreading it to our students who have a weakened immune system or an underlying medical condition, please consider wearing a mask if you have NOT been vaccinated.

There are several ways you can help us to continue as a registered 501C3 non-profit program. Donations may be made through our Facebook page; our website; donating your pop can and bottle return receipts; or by mailing your grocery receipts from your local grocery stores such as Family Fare in Boyne City or Oleson’s in Petoskey. The receipts specifically state at the bottom “Direct Your Dollars: This ENTIRE receipt needs to be turned in to your favorite non-profit group a 501C3# and help them earn $1000.00”


Receipts should be mailed to:
Exceptional Riders Program TreasurerAttn: Greg Babcock
7326 North Street
Alanson, MI 49706-9232

And, finally, direct donations by check are also accepted. If you would prefer to donate in person please call (231) 420-2970 or (231) 838-3362.


Checks should be made payable to Exceptional Riders Program and mailed to:

Exceptional Riders Program Treasurer

Attn: Greg Babcock
7326 North Street
Alanson, MI 49706-9232



It is time to rediscover the joys of riding and all that means to you, our family. It is wonderful to
hear those words...

Walk on!

Mary Lee, Instructor

Volunteer Coordinator