Congratulations to BCL Member GallopNYC who was featured in the New York Times last week for their recent expansion! Gallop occupies a full-time private office here in our Gowanus coworking space for their main staff, but they have 400 volunteers who help them work with riders with disabilites.
“Luis Rodriguez, 5, who has autism, cannot speak and walks awkwardly on his toes. But on a recent spring afternoon he sat perfectly astride a blond pony in a barn in Forest Hills, Queens, and showed everyone how he felt, erupting into applause at his accomplishment.
The small therapeutic riding company where Luis is a student will soon move into its own place for the first time, after winning a contract with New York City to take over a financially troubled riding stable in Howard Beach, Queens. The move will allow the company, Gallop NYC, to serve 800 children on its waiting list and teach 2,000 students a year, compared with the 700 currently enrolled.”
What an accomplishment! We are proud to see our members making a difference in our community.
Check out the full article here: A Riding Program for Disabled Children Finds Stables It Can Call Home