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May your heart be free… May your imagination run wild…

And may your spirit never be tamed.

Ride Above Disability Therapeutic Riding Center is a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) member center that teaches recreational riding to children and adults of all ages with special needs. The idea behind Ride Above was to create a place where the entire family unit could come and feel welcome, relax and enjoy their time at the ranch. While special needs riders are our focus, we also teach siblings and parents who are interested, which gives our families an activity they can share together. 

Ride Above is a place for family and community, not just for our students but our volunteers and instructors as well. Everyone at Ride Above is committed to changing lives for the better, no matter who you are. We look at every person that is involved and see ability. With a dedicated staff, Ride Above Disability strives to make a difference in the lives of our riders as well as the community of San Diego.

picture of child on horse
RAD sign
rad picture of barn
RAD Staff with child picture



May 14


Tickets are now on sale for our May 14th Barn Dance Fundraiser! Come join us for our annual Barn Dance Fundraiser! After two years we are back in action! In the past, our Barn Dance fundraisers have helped the program raise over $20,000! Which is huge for us as this is our biggest event of the year.


With Covid we had to put our fundraisers on hold and we are excited to be able to host another barn dance this year. The event will include music, dancing, dinner, silent auctions, raffles, parent speeches, great wine and beer and more fun to be had by all! Each ticket includes dinner, dancing and one drink. This is an event you wont want to miss, we look forward to seeing you all there! (this event is 21 and up, dress is casual/western wear) Please contact us further for any information


Purchase Event Brite Tickets HERE.


Sunday April 3, 2022!


Come join us for our 2nd annual Spring Photoshoot Fundraiser with the therapy horses! We have 4 professional photographers donating their time to help raise funds for the program and take pictures of you and your family! Enjoy a 15 minute session with the horses and then with just you and your family. Perfect for Spring, Easter, Graduation, Family or Individual Photos! Only $95 for a 15 minute session and all digital pictures. You must register and rsvp to attend this event. Please call or text 858-209-5662 or email Spaces fill up fast. Photos will be taken at our ranch in Poway. We hope to see you there!



Our program could not operate without generous donations from people like you!

Our program can’t happen without horses that are truly amazing.

Without amazing volunteers we could not provide the services we do.

Use Amazon Smile to select Riding Above Disabilities
as your charity and donate %5 of purchases.

The easiest way to contribute financially which cost you nothing, is when you buy something from Amazon, go to Amazon “Smile” and select the charity- Ride Above Disability (RAD). Amazon will contribute a small portion of your purchase to this charity. It’s free to you and you can use this if you have an Amazon Prime account as well, of course free shipping will still apply.

When signing on to Amazon Smile, they also have a wish list, these are items they are in need of.

RAD is always in need of more horses, if you have a very people friendly horse, with a good demeanor that you would like to donate, please ask for Katie Cram-

All of our donations go towards benefiting the students and the horses. To make an in-kind donation please contact us at 858-209-5662. All donations are tax deductible. RAD is a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization. Tax ID #46-4773955

Meet Liberty


I’ve lived a fantastic, adventurous life with my family but as I’m getting older it’s time to slow down. I’ve done backpacking in Montana, I love going to the beach, I can do trail challenges, gymkhanas…insert thing you would do with a horse, I can do it! My kind, gentle nature really comes out when I’m around young riders, I love to take care of them and help them learn and grow. I love taking naps while getting groomed and snuggling with anyone willing to snuggle.

Sponsored by: Cay & Heidi Bohnsack

Ride Above has been a source of honor and pride for both Cay and his wife Heidi to participate in while giving back to the San Diego area community where they live, work and play. While Cay provides financial sponsorship, Heidi is often found at the ranch as a volunteer.

We will contribute $200 for every closed transaction we do to Ride Above Disabilities.

"Thank you for supporting a cause that is near and dear to our hearts."

Cay and Heidi Bohnsack

and Carly Ferry

Cay Bohnsack and Carly Ferry San Diego Realtors®

cay and heidi with horse
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