How you can help the JNH Riders with Disabilities

Jamestown New Horizons – a special combination of toddlers to teenagers with disabilities, dedicated volunteers, experienced instructors and gentle horses and ponies – was founded by Bonnie Grueninger, the program director, for the sole purpose of providing therapeutic horseback riding lessons exclusively for children with intellectual, physical and emotional disabilities.

Jamestown New Horizons (JNH) is located in an agricultural setting at 15350 Old Jamestown Road (½ mile north of the Jamestown Mall), Florissant, MO 63034, and is easily accessed by all major arteries. It is a great place for children with disabilities to discover new friends, new abilities and new horizons!

Jamestown New Horizons, a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) federal tax status, has been helping children with disabilities to sit up tall since 1985. Its main fundraiser of the year is the Swing Fore the Kids annual golf tournament/silent auction. The Brian K. Shorley Memorial Scholarship Trivia Night/Silent Auction is held in the spring. Give St. Louis Day is May 2, 2017.

If you are interested in helping with the Swing Fore the Kids tournament or the Trivia Night, please send email to: In addition to needing golfers to participate, the success of the tournament depends on 5 things: Hole Sponsors, Horse Sponsors, Cash Donations, ads in the Tournament Program Book and auction items. The Trivia night needs new items for its silent auction and lots of attendees.

The Jamestown New Horizons therapeutic riding program helps children with disabilities to improve physically, to develop cognitive and socialization skills, to develop courage and to learn to help others – their horses and ponies, their volunteers and their classmates.

Jamestown New Horizons has been partially funded by the Productive Living Board of St. Louis County (PLB) for 30 years. Each year JNH has met the PLB's standards for: Quality Enhancement, Service Excellence, and Accountability.

Its annual budget of $132,000 is far below the budget of any therapeutic riding center of its caliber. While maintaining a 100% safety record, JNH has provided more than 38,000 hours of therapy for children with disabilities since inception.

The children in the Jamestown New Horizons program need your help in order to receive the great therapy provided by the JNH horses and ponies. Please know that any funds received will be used wisely to help the JNH children develop to their full potential.

Thank You!