Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center

Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center Equestrian and farm related activities for individuals with special needs or those seeking growth opportunities.

Sprout provides HOPE, HEALING, EMPOWERMENT and RECOVERY through partnerships with horses.

Mission: Providing equine assisted activities and therapies to individuals seeking growth opportunities.

Our second Sprout community event of the year was a fun day at the Middleburg Hunt Point to Point! We appreciated spendi...
04/28/2019

Our second Sprout community event of the year was a fun day at the Middleburg Hunt Point to Point! We appreciated spending time with one another while watching the talented horses and fearless jockeys! Thank you to Rob and Cathy Spicer for your generous invitation to the event and to Lisa Glasgow for planning our tailgate!

Lucky, Anna and Rachael enjoyed representing Sprout at the Broadlands Truck and Pony Show yesterday!
04/28/2019

Lucky, Anna and Rachael enjoyed representing Sprout at the Broadlands Truck and Pony Show yesterday!

Lucky had a fun visit with friends from All Ages Read Together this week! All Ages Read Together is a non-profit 501(c)(...
04/27/2019

Lucky had a fun visit with friends from All Ages Read Together this week! All Ages Read Together is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to educating children in need with free preschool programs in their communities. We love partnering with this awesome organization!

Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week! If you are one of the wonderful people who volunteer at Sprout, this one’s...
04/12/2019

Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week!
If you are one of the wonderful people who volunteer at Sprout, this one’s for you! Read on!

Truthfully, volunteering at Sprout isn’t for the faint of heart. We ask you to block your schedule every week and pick US over relaxation, entertainment, leisure activities and time with friends or family. We ask you to spend countless hours outside through heat waves, rain and snow, when it’s freezing and when the humidity makes your clothes stick. We ask you to walk and run thousands of steps in sand, with your arms over your head, while wearing boots and jeans. We ask you to clean manure and mud and deal with the mayhem of spring shedding, summer flies and frozen buckets during the winter. We ask you to be brave when horses spook, to be friendly to the students who turn away from you, to push the limits of your creativity and make things possible when they seem impossible.

Volunteering at Sprout isn’t for everyone.

Volunteering at Sprout isn’t easy.

But we hope it’s worth it.

We hope that you know how much your time and your help means to our staff, our horses and our students. And that without you, we wouldn’t exist.

You create a happy, purpose-driven barn that is a home to everyone. You care for our horses with love and devotion. You give our students stability, encouragement and friendship - the key ingredients to success. You brainstorm with and empower our instructors to push the limits and challenge people to their full abilities. You inspire those in our community to be selfless servants in a “me-centered” world. For that, and so many other reasons, you are a treasured part of this mission.

So, thank you for being a wonderful piece of Sprout. Thank you for giving your all...all the time.

We appreciate what you do this week and every single day.

Sincerely,
The Sprout Team

PS Facebook limited our post to just 40 photos which does not capture all of the volunteers that help each week! If you are looking for your picture and can’t find it we apologize!

Photos from Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center's post
04/04/2019

Photos from Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center's post

04/01/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Sipping for Sprout today! More photos will be coming, but for now, check out our lovely hosts, Stone Tower Winery! Thanks to Susan Fitzgerald and Associates, Stone Tower, Blossom and Bloom Thrift Shop, Willowsford, Fairfax Lions Club, Whole Foods, Solace Brewing, Shots By Sheridan and 95 auction item donors! Because of our sponsors, 100% of today’s proceeds will go directly to our students!!

Thank you John Champe High School for supporting Sprout at your #jchscolorrun19!! Lucky had a blast and we enjoyed spend...
03/30/2019

Thank you John Champe High School for supporting Sprout at your #jchscolorrun19!! Lucky had a blast and we enjoyed spending the morning with you!!

Lucky enjoyed a fun evening spreading awareness about how horses can help people at the Potomac School in McLean!
03/05/2019

Lucky enjoyed a fun evening spreading awareness about how horses can help people at the Potomac School in McLean!

Thank you to everyone who came out for our first Sprout community event of 2019! We enjoyed a private screening of the t...
03/02/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out for our first Sprout community event of 2019! We enjoyed a private screening of the timeless classic Black Beauty at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema! A special thank you to our parent liaison, Lisa Glasgow, for planning this event!!

Attention Sprout Students and Volunteers:One of our goals at Sprout this year is to build the spirit of our Sprout commu...
02/15/2019

Attention Sprout Students and Volunteers:
One of our goals at Sprout this year is to build the spirit of our Sprout community outside of lessons. Each person that comes to Sprout is a valued and treasured part of our community and we are hoping to make it stronger by offering events that bring us together. Your parent liaison, Lisa Glasgow, has been hard at work planning the first event of our year as a KICK OFF to our Spring Session!

On Saturday, March 2 from 11-1 Sprout will be offering a private screening of Black Beauty at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Ashburn, VA. Tickets are courtesy of Sprout, food and beverage purchases will be paid for by attendees. Seating is limited and to ensure that we fill (but not overfill) the theater, we are asking that you RSVP on the evite link below.

RSVP here by Feb 20!
https://www.evite.com/event/007167ALHJ4H5AALYEPJF3X6IIWCNY?utm_source=NA&utm_medium=sharable_invite&utm_campaign=send_sharable_link

Black Beauty is rated G and is a beloved classic story that follows the life of a horse through his early years, work and finally retirement. The movie gives the viewer a glimpse into a horse-human dynamics and the power of those relationships.

Happy Valentines Day! Today and every day LOVE defines Sprout.  It guides our work, builds our community and fuels our d...
02/15/2019

Happy Valentines Day!
Today and every day LOVE defines Sprout.
It guides our work, builds our community and fuels our dreams.
It is felt deeply, shared wholly and returned in abundance.
Thank you for sharing your hearts and lives with us as we grow together.

With Love Today and Always,
Sprout

Calling Sprout participants and volunteers!  A fun community event is coming your way!  More info coming soon - save the...
02/11/2019

Calling Sprout participants and volunteers! A fun community event is coming your way! More info coming soon - save the date!

We were able to get a couple lessons in before the snow today!  Ms. Lindsay and Duke sure do make an awesome pair! #mssu...
01/29/2019

We were able to get a couple lessons in before the snow today! Ms. Lindsay and Duke sure do make an awesome pair! #mssurvivor!

We had a great time hosting Instructor Bootcamp today! We spent a fun day learning and practicing western reining and ad...
01/24/2019

We had a great time hosting Instructor Bootcamp today! We spent a fun day learning and practicing western reining and adding strategies to support the mental health, communication and behavioral needs of our clients! Thanks to Loudoun Therapeutic Riding, Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding, Simple Changes and Lift Me Up for joining us. And thanks to Stephanie Jennings (Professional Horse Services), Ioana Mărcuș (Equibliss Paychotherapy), Leigh Kelley McCarthy (pediatric speech pathologist) and Katie Wilcox (Behavioral Momentum LLC) for presenting!

Feel Good Friday Time! We are so proud of Amelia's amazing persuasive essay on why she should ride Sawyer more.Her solid...
01/18/2019

Feel Good Friday Time!
We are so proud of Amelia's amazing persuasive essay on why she should ride Sawyer more.

Her solid reasoning includes:
#1 I feel like you are the only one that truly understands me.
#2 I feel lonely and upset when I leave you.
#3 I feel like all my stressful problems have been solved with you.

Thank you to everyone who makes it possible for Amelia and so many others to receive hope through horses at Sprout! We see way more saddle time in her future!

#horsesarethegreathealers #sproutsmiles

Winter session... we may have cold feet but we also have warm hearts!
01/17/2019

Winter session... we may have cold feet but we also have warm hearts!

Happy snow day! Sprout is closed today, Monday January 14 due to the weather. Stay warm friends!
01/14/2019

Happy snow day! Sprout is closed today, Monday January 14 due to the weather. Stay warm friends!

Cold days like this make us want to be in Florida with our Operations Director, Anna Koopman! Check out a photo from her...
01/10/2019

Cold days like this make us want to be in Florida with our Operations Director, Anna Koopman! Check out a photo from her USEF Developing Drivers clinic earlier this week!

We are so glad to be back in action for our first week of 2019 service!
01/09/2019

We are so glad to be back in action for our first week of 2019 service!

A Holiday Note from our Board Chairman, Mike Pratt:From the staff and Board of Directors at Sprout, Happy Holidays! We a...
12/24/2018

A Holiday Note from our Board Chairman, Mike Pratt:
From the staff and Board of Directors at Sprout, Happy Holidays! We are extremely grateful for each and every one of you and your passion for Sprout.

Sprout continues to see remarkable growth and opportunities. I wanted to share some of what we accomplished in 2018 and also recognize some of our volunteers.

The Sprout team continues to amaze with their devotion to serving the Northern Virginia community. This past year Sprout:
• Served 125 Students a week;
• Hosted 287 different riders this year (not counting off-horse program participants);
• Provided services for 45 weeks, five (5) days a week;
• Hosted six (6) weeks of camp;
• Sponsored six (6) interns;
• Started a partnership with Loudoun Cares and YMCA Loudoun

Our volunteers continue to unselfishly commit to Sprout as they devoted over 10,500 volunteer hours in 2018. Sprout had 293 volunteers serve at least one (1) day at Sprout, this does not include businesses that performed days of service on the farm (including Accenture, Pipaya, K Force, Dominion Energy, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, the Washington International Horse Show Junior Committee and Loudoun County High School).

Let’s take a moment to thank our volunteers. We cannot overstate it; however, we wouldn’t do what we do without the commitment of our volunteers.

In 2018, we had 24 Presidential Service Award winners who gave over 100 hours to the mission of Sprout. Those individuals were:

Young Adults: 16-25
 Bronze (100-174 hours)
• Alexis Hubbard
• Bernard Stapor
• Cayley Kilduff
• Lilah Reeder
• Linnea Stripling

 Silver (175-249 hours)
• Hailey Dold

 Gold (250+ hours)
• Hannah Mendiola

Adults 26+
 Bronze (100 – 249 hours)
• Dave Jerome
• Jackie Rivera
• Jane Reft
• Kathleen LeVasseur
• Lacy Warner
• Linda Mooring
• Maureen Dyer
• Mike Brock
• MJ Matoon

 Silver (250 – 499 hours)
• Andrea Lukonis
• Larry Dodd
• Diana Newmiller

 Gold (500+ hours)
• Lynn Bronson
• Miriam Jensen
• Mike Pratt
• Saskia Florence
• Jon Henkel

We would like to thank everyone who donated to Sprout or sponsored one of our fundraising events. Your support enables us to provide the resources for our programs. Over the past year, supporters of Sprout have shown their loyalty and commitment for our students through their contributions at every level. Regardless of amount, our supporters have come together to make a difference for our students. Whether you made your first gift to Sprout or sponsored one of our events, we are grateful for your support, we couldn’t do it without your generosity. Through your donations, Sprout has excelled and will remain a leader in providing affordable quality therapeutic riding in our region.

As we work on the 2019 Sprout calendar I would like to thank everyone who supported our fundraising events in 2018. Our fundraising events are critical to the sustainment of the programs at Sprout. We are also thankful to those who organize these events as each takes a significant amount of time to put together. Our fundraisers are tastefully done and done with the intent of reaching the community not to solely raise funds; but also, spread the word regarding the mission of Sprout.

The changes and projects that occur at Sprout are typically done without a lot of attention or visibility. In 2019 we will pursue some overdue projects; however, rest assured every decision we make at Sprout is done with the intent of improving the services we provide to our students.

As 2018 comes to an end, I sincerely hope everyone has a chance to enjoy the holidays and create some special memories with family and friends. The holidays can be both hectic as well as a time to reflect. As 2018 ends, it will officially end my tenure as President of the Sprout Board of Directors. Though I will be stepping down from the Board, I will continue to support Sprout. I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the opportunity to serve Sprout, it has truly been a blessing and an honor. The staff, the families, and most importantly our students have given me more than words can express. I will never be able to repay what each of you have given me, thank you!

Mother Teresa once said, "Intense love does not measure, it just gives." I believe Sprout typifies giving, compassion, devotion, and commitment to serving.

Happy Holidays!
Mike Pratt
Chairman, Sprout Board of Directors

Holiday joy and cheer was abounding at Sprout's 2018 holiday party in the barn!  We enjoyed our time with Santa, gingerb...
12/23/2018

Holiday joy and cheer was abounding at Sprout's 2018 holiday party in the barn! We enjoyed our time with Santa, gingerbread barn building and caroling to the horses during this fun and festive family event! Thanks to Shots by Sheridan for the amazing photos that capture the LOVE that was shared.

We enjoyed visiting with our friends at John Champe High School and Goshen Post Elementary School today! Students from J...
12/18/2018

We enjoyed visiting with our friends at John Champe High School and Goshen Post Elementary School today! Students from John Champe have been coming to Sprout each week to Volunteer in our barn and learn job training skills! Their commitment to the program, work ethic, responsibility and completion of tasks made them our 2018 Student Volunteers of the Year!

Photos from Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center's post
12/17/2018

Photos from Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center's post

Sprout’s FIRST Junior Horsemanship Program Show was held today! We are so proud of the students that participated in t...
12/17/2018

Sprout’s FIRST Junior Horsemanship Program Show was held today! We are so proud of the students that participated in this pilot program! Over the past three months they have worked diligently on their independent riding, horse care and knowledge! For their horse show today they completed horse health certificates, presented Coggins to the show office, completed four horsemanship quizzes, groomed and tacked their ponies, presented them to the judge, rode in equitation and poles classes and cared for their horses after the show was over.

A big thank you to Will Brown for judging our horse show and for our fabulous announcer Jessi Adler!

We are looking forward to building upon our great start in 2019!

Photos from Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center's post
12/17/2018

Photos from Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center's post

Photos from Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center's post
12/17/2018

Photos from Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center's post

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40685 John Mosby Hwy
Aldie, VA
20105

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Programs Provided: Mounted Lessons Ground-work Lessons School Groups Youth Organizations Adult Special Needs Groups

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 15:00

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(571) 367-4555

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