Spirithorse Therapeutic Riding Center Subordinate

The Spirit to Ride, The Courage to Try

aka SpiritHorse Connections   |   Kingsburg, CA   |
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Spirithorse Therapeutic Riding Center

EIN: 46-0628024  Subordinate info


To assist people with special needs in realizing their full potential through intervention with horses.

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Program Manager

Kasey Thiesen

Program Manager

Kelly Okland

Main address

PO Box 591

Kingsburg, CA 93631 USA

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Subject area info

Special population support

Population served info



Non-adult children


People with disabilities

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NTEE code info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Therapeutic riding program

While we teach riding, the principal goal of our program is therapy. Our horses have been carefully selected based on their gentleness, level of training, and ongoing display of love for their work. Learn more about our horses on the OUR HORSES tab.

Our riders work through a 97-step program that is tailored to specific disabilities. Intervention is provided in a one-on-one setting and group settings with parent or guardian involvement. Riders as young as two-years-old with disabilities lead their ponies independently. If the children are in their parents arms, we place the lead rope in their hands and they lead their pony. We work to develop greater ability in each of our riders, and there is rider participation no matter how involved the rider's disability may be.

Each session begins with grooming and tacking up, leading the horse/pony, mounting, riding, and then ends with leading the horse/pony back to the barn, unsaddling, grooming, and rewarding the horse/pony with a treat (often

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses
Substance abusers

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

SpiritHorse International 2012


Spirithorse Therapeutic Riding Center
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8.41 over 5 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.2 over 5 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4% over 5 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Spirithorse Therapeutic Riding Center

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Spirithorse Therapeutic Riding Center’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $82,450 -$13,151
As % of expenses 36.6% -3.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $81,098 -$15,854
As % of expenses 35.8% -4.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $307,591 $327,691
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 6.5%
Program services revenue 37.1% 22.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 4.0% 15.5%
All other grants and contributions 58.9% 61.8%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $225,141 $340,842
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 51.4%
Personnel 24.6% 23.8%
Professional fees 2.4% 0.5%
Occupancy 13.3% 9.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 59.7% 66.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $226,493 $343,545
One month of savings $18,762 $28,404
Debt principal payment $0 $13,100
Fixed asset additions $16,523 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $261,778 $385,049

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.0 1.7
Months of cash and investments 4.0 1.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.2 1.7
Balance sheet composition info 2021 2022
Cash $75,634 $49,074
Investments $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $16,523 $16,523
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 8.2% 24.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 16.2% 2.2%
Unrestricted net assets $76,066 $60,212
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0
Total net assets $76,066 $60,212

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2021 2022
Material data errors No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Program Manager

Kasey Thiesen

Program Manager

Kelly Okland

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Spirithorse Therapeutic Riding Center

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 04/01/2024
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Board chair

Brian Okland

Michael Jost

Reginald Gierke