Saddle Up!
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1549 Old Hillsboro Road
Franklin, TN 37069
Organization Details

Board Chair

Board Chair Ms. Trina Hayes
Company Affiliation Tractor Supply Company
Term January 2021 to December 2021

Board of Directors

Board Members
Name Affiliation Status
Ms. Nancy Bass HCA Healthcare Voting
Ms. Lise Bohannon Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Thom Bosse Saddle Up! Interim Executive Director NonVoting
Mr. William Burns IV Merrill Lynch Wealth Management - Bank of America Voting
Mr. William Caldwell Ortale Kelley Law Firm Voting
Ms. Beth Davidson HCA TriStar Centennial Medical Center Voting
Ms. Lorie Duke Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Seth Estep Tractor Supply Company Exofficio
Trina Hayes Tractor Supply Company Voting
Brian Hubbard Gresham Smith Partners Voting
Ms. Sarah Ingram Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Rebecca Keenan Jackson National Life Insurance Co. Voting
Ms. Fiona King Worth Properties Voting
Mr. Courtney Laginess MARS Petcare US Voting
Ms. Nina Lindley Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Art Napolitano DXC Technology Voting
Ms. Ginny Needham - YLC Intern Tennessee Titans NonVoting
Ms. Deborah Newman Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Deidra Pitts MARS Equestrian Voting
Ms. Kristy Williams Community Volunteer Voting
Dr. Nathaniel Wright Tennessee Equine Hospital Voting

Advisory Board Members
Name Affiliation Status
Mr. Harry Allen Studio Bank NonVoting
Ms. Laura Bannon Community Volunteer NonVoting
Ms. Blair Bego bCreative NonVoting
Ms. Jill Bosse Allergan, Inc. NonVoting
Ms. Brittany Brown Digitiv NonVoting
Ms. Lauren Cannon INS Bank NonVoting
Ms. Sarah Clinton Community Volunteer & Rider Parent NonVoting
Ms. Debbie Craig Community Volunteer NonVoting
Mr. Jeff Cunningham Ingram Entertainment, Inc. NonVoting
Nancy Darr Belmont University NonVoting
Ms. Kelsey Fernandez AGAPE Animal Rescue NonVoting
Mr. Quick Foy American Constructors NonVoting
Ms. Karen Garfield Pilates Franklin NonVoting
Anna Robertson Ham Robertson Group Publishing NonVoting
Ms. Suzy Heer Community Volunteer NonVoting
Andrea Hildebrand MARS Petcare US NonVoting
Michael Lindley Haven Behavioral Heath NonVoting
Mr. Justin Luckett Music City Financial Consulting PLLC NonVoting
Ms. Lisa McInturff Community Volunteer NonVoting
Ms. Janet Nock Cardinal Health Pharmacy Solutions NonVoting
Ms. Margaret Orthwein Lipman Brothers NonVoting
Matt Paco D'Andrews Bakery NonVoting
Mr. Glenn Porter FifthGear Technology Group NonVoting
Katie Radel Ripple Consulting Group NonVoting
Ms. Falon Scott Evolution Event Solutions NonVoting
Ms. Caroline Sprouse Nissan North America NonVoting
Ms. Sally Underwood Vanderbilt University Medical Center NonVoting
Dr. Meredith Voyles Veterinary Ophthalmology Services NonVoting
Mr. Jeff Wagner Sage Consulting NonVoting
Ms. Tracie Walker Ingram Barge NonVoting
Ms. Joni Werthan Warioto Farm, Inc. NonVoting
Ms. Janet Wilkins Community Volunteer NonVoting

Constituent Board Members
Name Affiliation Status
Lorie Duke Community Volunteer Voting
Courtney Laginess MARS Petcare US Voting
Deborah Newman Community Volunteer Voting


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 48%
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!