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Saddle Up!

Emphasizing abilities

three stars

85.70

1549 Old Hillsboro Road Franklin, TN 37069
tel: (615) 794-1150   Web Site
EIN: 58-1930303

Board Leadership
Seth Estep
President

CEO
Laurie Kush
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.70 three stars
  Financial 83.04 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Saddle Up! is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the region, and the only one exclusively serving children and youth who have disabilities. We are a Premier Center accredited by PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) International, the organization that sets the standards for safety and quality in equine assisted programs. Our Equestrian Club includes classroom work, barn work, riding, and horse care, and it provides members the opportunity to earn badges and other recognition showing their achievements and growth. At Saddle Up!, the emphasis is on abilities and each child is encouraged to do all he/she can whether it is helping to groom or tack his/her horse or ride independently

Saddle Up! is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the region, and the only one exclusively serving children and youth who have disabilities. We are a Premier Center accredited by PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) International, the organization that sets the standards for safety and quality in equine assisted programs. Our Equestrian Club includes classroom work, barn work, riding, and horse care, and it provides members the opportunity to earn badges and other recognition showing their achievements and growth. At Saddle Up!, the emphasis is on abilities and each child is encouraged to do all he/she can whether it is helping to groom or tack his/her horse or ride independently

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Financial

three stars

83.04

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.12
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Saddle Up! on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Saddle Up! on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Saddle Up! (TN) 85.70 three stars
Challenge Aspen (CO) 94.67 four stars
Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis (MO) 86.47 three stars
Pearl Buck Center (OR) 97.17 four stars
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (MD) 92.54 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $817,582
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $30,944
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $848,526
   Program Service Revenue $223,614
Total Primary Revenue $1,072,140
   Other Revenue $395,007
TOTAL REVENUE $1,467,147
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $814,109
   Administrative Expenses $76,610
   Fundraising Expenses $182,958
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,073,677
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $393,470
   
Net Assets $8,283,121

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 85.70 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 87.81 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.41 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 90.75 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 58-1930303
Name in IRS Master File SADDLE UP
NTEE Code E86
NTEE Classification Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (575) Services for the aged (see also 153 ad 382)
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$85,638 7.97% Laurie Kush Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Saddle Up! (TN) 85.70 three stars
Special K Ranch (MT) 90.26 four stars
4 Paws for Ability (OH) 94.28 four stars
Pine Tree Society (ME) 96.46 four stars
Adaptive Sports Center (CO) 94.52 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Saddle Up!
1549 Old Hillsboro Road
Franklin, TN 37069
tel: (615) 794-1150
fax: (615) 794-7973
EIN: 58-1930303

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Board Leadership

Seth Estep
President

CEO

Laurie Kush
Executive Director

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