Sarah Ann Meakin was born in San Francisco, and has served as the Executive Director of the James S. Brady Therapeutic Riding Program for the last twelve years.  “Brady Riding” is a non-profit and volunteer run organization that provides equine facilitated therapy for children with special needs.  The special bond between the therapy ponies and students provides transformational emotional development, mental growth and builds physical strength.  “I see miracles every day I am out here with the ponies and these beautiful children and their families…my passion for this program is a calling I am honored to answer.”  Her vision is to have a facility that operates every day of the week that will serve both members of the special needs community, as well as combat veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries.  Follow “Brady Riding” on Facebook,, and for upcoming events and ways to become involved.