It is the mission of the Board of Directors of Special People United to Ride, Inc. (SPUR) to raise funds for the assistance of individuals with disabilities through need-based scholarships for SPUR therapeutic horsemanship programs. In addition, the Board of Directors will provide material assistance to the Monmouth County Park System for the implementation of its therapeutic horsemanship programs, when deemed necessary by the SPUR Board of Directors.


The SPUR Board

SPUR is governed by a Board of Directors that meets once a month

President Elect
Debra LaGrua

Past Co-Presidents
Barbara Carroll & Barbara Duggan

Recording Secretary
Jill Socha

Les Neiman


Board Members
Michele Butera
Bobby DeBarba
Michael DeJohn
Barbara A. Finazzo
Robert Finn
Janice Krilla
Jean Larson
Lisa Loshiavo
John K. Mahoney
Mireia Naharro
Fran Stefanelli
Sharon Stein

Sustaining Members
Nicholas Hegarty
Judy Horan
Cathy Murray
Virginia Russell
Linda Irving Smith
Robin Walla






Upcoming 2019 Meetings

Monday, April 15th
Monday, May 20th
Monday, June 17th
Monday, July 15th
Monday, August 19th
Monday, September 23rd
Monday, October 21st
Monday, November 18th

December (no meeting)

Time: 7:00 pm
Sunnyside Equestrian Center
628 Middletown Lincroft Rd, Lincroft, NJ
Program Room 1

Calendar of Events
Sat., May 18th

2nd Annual Jon Rose Volleyball Punt Classic hosted by Great American Volleyball.

Day/Date: Saturday May 18, 2019.
Location: 1 Broadway, Point Pleasant, NJ Check in begins at 8 AM

There will be a Ball Punt contest with proceeds going to support Special People United to Ride scholarship fund.

Great American Volleyball will also be taking donations at check in to support this amazing program.

Sat., Jun. 1st
2019 SPUR Student
6th Annual Horse Show

9:00 AM - 3 PM
Sunnyside Equestrian Center
Tues, Nov. 26th


SPUR is a registered
GOLD Participant