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SADDLE UP AND READ WELCOMES YOU

Making Reading Fun

 
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ABOUT

Saddle Up And Read is on a mission to encourage youth to achieve literary excellence through equine activities.  In 2017, founder Caitlin Gooch noticed the literacy rates in North Carolina were low.  Caitlin acted immediately by creating an incentive with a local library.  As a prize for reading, this incentive included a day at her father's horse farm.  The only requirement was for children to check out 3 or more books from the library.  It turned out to be a great success which led to Saddle Up And Read (SUAR).  


In April 2019, SUAR became established as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.  "Horses connect people and get kids excited.  Why not use that energy to encourage kids to read?" Caitlin states.  To this day, SUAR has visited elementary schools, libraries, child care centers, church youth groups, and community events.  

 

WHAT WE DO

Making A Difference

 
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FARM READING SESSIONS

Youth have the opportunity to read to a horse at our farm and learn about horses.

LITERACY OUTREACH

To encourage kids to utilize books in the library, libraries can schedule an incentive with us. Readers will be given a requirement to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a day at the farm. We also give away books.

BLACK EQUESTRIANS IN LITERATURE

We have a library of books based on Black equestrians. Through these 
books we are able to teach and 
celebrate a forgotten history.

"Children who read become adults who think."

 

SPONSORS

Dover Saddlery
YBE
State Line Tack
black unicorn creative
 

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