Saddle Up!
615-794-1150 ext. 320
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1549 Old Hillsboro Road
Franklin, TN 37069
Organization Details

Board Chair

Board Chair Mr. Brian Hubbard
Company Affiliation Gensler
Term January 2024 to December 2026

Board of Directors

Board Members
Name Affiliation Status
Allie Bohannon Mobley and Gontarek, PLLC Voting
Lise Bohannon Community Volunteer Voting
Jill Bosse Allergan Voting
Susan Burns Community Volunteer Voting
William Burns IV Merrill Lynch Wealth Management - Bank of America Voting
Allie Feiner Alliance Bernstein Voting
Charles Ferguson Pinnacle Dermatology Voting
Andrea Freeman Alliance Bernstein Voting
Timothy Gerst Thinkswell + Rider Parent Voting
Trina Hayes Tractor Supply Company Exofficio
Teri Hendricks Community Volunteer Voting
Brian Hubbard Gensler + Rider Parent Voting
Sarah Ingram Community Volunteer Voting
Sheree Kelley Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery Voting
Courtney Laginess FIS + Rider Parent Voting
Nina Lindley Community Volunteer Voting
Justin Luckett Creative Investments Voting
Nikki Ochab Jackson National Life Insurance Company Voting
Amy Orem Asurion Voting
JT Rinehart Owen Board Fellow NonVoting
Nathan Rittenberry Keifer USA + Rider Parent Voting
Kristy Williams Community Volunteer Voting

Advisory Board Members
Name Affiliation Status
Harry Allen Belmont University NonVoting
Nancy Bass HCA Healthcare NonVoting
Blair Bego bCreative NonVoting
Lauren Cannon Community Volunteer NonVoting
Sarah Clinton Community Volunteer + Rider Parent NonVoting
Nancy Darr Belmont University NonVoting
Lorie Duke Community Volunteer NonVoting
Karen Garfield Pilates Franklin NonVoting
Anna Ham Robertson Media Group NonVoting
Andrea Hildebrand Paramont Global LTD NonVoting
Robert Jenner HCA Healthcare NonVoting
Fiona King Worth Properties, LLC NonVoting
Mr. Michael Lindley Haven Behavioral Heath NonVoting
Lisa McInturff Community Volunteer NonVoting
Art Napolitano Jr. A.O. Smith Corporation NonVoting
Deborah Newman Community Volunteer + Rider Parent NonVoting
Janet Nock Cardinal Health Pharmacy Solutions NonVoting
Matt Paco Lonely Planet NonVoting
Glenn Porter FifthGear Technology Group NonVoting
Katie Radel Ripple Consulting Group NonVoting
Falon Scott Evolution Event Solutions NonVoting
Caroline Sprouse Nissan North America NonVoting
Sally Underwood Vanderbilt University Medical Center NonVoting
Dr. Meredith Voyles The Equine Eye Specialist NonVoting
Jeff Wagner Sage Consulting NonVoting
Joni Werthan Warioto Farm, Inc. NonVoting
Janet Wilkins Community Volunteer NonVoting

Constituent Board Members
Name Affiliation Status
Sarah Clinton Community Volunteer + Rider Parent NonVoting
Timothy Gerst Thinkswell Voting
Brian Hubbard Gensler + Rider Parent Voting
Courtney Laginess MARS Petcare US Voting
Deborah Newman Community Volunteer + Rider Parent NonVoting
Nathan Rittenberry Keifer USA & Rider Parent Voting

Other Board Members
Name Affiliation Status
Dr. Iysha Cawthon DDS Clarksville Pediatric Dentistry NonVoting
Beau Fish Roussel & Associates NonVoting
MacKenzie Goldman Tractor Supply Company NonVoting
Taylor Hamilton Kraft CPAs NonVoting
Sarah Ann Johnson mPloyer Advisor NonVoting
Dr. Colton McInturff Tennessee Equine Hospital NonVoting
Ginny Needham Tennessee Titans NonVoting
George (Sloan) Patton Owen Graduate School of Management NonVoting
Meredith Seymour Tractor Supply Company NonVoting
Sadie Varley Heaven Hill Distillery NonVoting
Tracie Walker Ingram Barge NonVoting


Board Term Lengths 3.00 years
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 28%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4

Standing Committees

Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts

Risk Management Provisions

Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Directors and Officers Policy
General Property Coverage and Professional Liability
Professional Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Since its founding, Saddle Up! has benefited from the vision, leadership and commitment of dedicated volunteers willing to go more than the extra mile to bring a dream to life, nourish it and give it a firm foundation for the future. The earliest volunteers set the stage with their vision of a horseback riding program to serve children with special needs. They found a kindred spirit in Helen Winter, who donated the use of Schandwin Farm, her horses and tack to launch the program. They also braved the elements to offer riding lessons to 10 riders, outdoors, when weather permitted. The founders, volunteers and early Boards persisted through several challenges -- including sometimes donating funds to make sure we had horse feed -- driven by the dream of an equine-based program for children and youth with disabilities. Our Board carries on the tradition of dreaming dreams and expanding possibilities. It was their vision that led to our current home that makes it possible to provide a year-round programs for the children and young people we serve. Our current Board is focused on ensuring that Saddle Up! maintains a family feel and quality/safe programs as we continue to grow to serve more special equestrians. We recently added an Alumni Transitions Program serving our own graduates with a new Equine Assisted job skills program with an intentional transition program to partner equine therapy centers that serve adults. Our Board is also building the future with the mission at the heart of its work and sound business principles as the guide for growth, including an endowment fund to ensure future viability. We met our 2017 Phase One endowment fund goal and are continuing the quest to meet the next three year goal for Phase Two, ensuring that our non-profit can weather any economic or physical storm. All work is done to make sure that Saddle Up! remains the place, 'Where all children are equal in the saddle.' Some rides should never end!