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About Saddle Up and Read

Saddle Up and Read is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based out of Wendell, NC.

Two-thirds of kids in America who aren’t reading proficiently in fourth grade will end up on welfare or in jail. 

This disproportionately affects children of color.  Even though millions of dollars have been spent on literacy in America, literacy rates have not improved. There are many factors to consider when questioning why this happens.  One includes the lack of representation of diverse characters in books. Children read more when they see themselves in books.  With the help of the community and supporters around the country, SUAR has created a library of books that feature Black equestrians.  

Our program is committed to encouraging youth to read.



Our Mission​

To encourage youth to achieve literary excellence through equine activities.

Our Vision​

To inspire a love for reading so children develop into lifelong readers.

Our Solution
Saddle Up And Read will assist schools, libraries, youth groups, and Pre-K classrooms to build literacy skills and increase the number of grade level readers.