Frequently Asked Questions

Rose of Sharon Equestrian School would not exist without two groups of very special people: our dedicated volunteers and YOU the charitable individual! It takes thousands of volunteer hours every month to keep this unique program going and it takes thousands of dollars of financial support each month, as well.

"I'm considering making a donation, but how do I know ROSES is trustworthy?"

ROSES has voluntarily joined the Maryland Association of Non-Profit Organizations as a way of monitoring its ability to meet high standards of ethics and accountability in the governance and management of the organization.

In the interest of full accountability and organizational transparency, information about ROSES can be found on This website encourages charitable giving by enabling the user to make informed decisions.

"How do I know that Rose of Sharon's facilities and programs are worthwhile?"

ROSES is a member center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) whose mission is to foster safe, professional, ethical, and therapeutic equine activities through education, communication, standard-setting, and research for people with and without disabilities. All instruction at the School is conducted by PATH Intl.-certified therapeutic riding instructors. The head instructor has been certified in Special Education by the Maryland State Department of Education.

The stable and grounds of Rose of Sharon Equestrian School are inspected and licensed by the Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Maryland Horse Industry Board.

"Are there different ways to donate?" Yes, there are MANY ways to make a donation!

  • You can make a donation by simply mailing a check to:
    R.O.S.E.S., 5630 Sharon Drive, Glen Arm, MD 21057
  • United Way. You can designate Rose of Sharon Equestrian School by writing our name & address on the form you receive during the annual campaign at work.
  • By choosing ROSES as your dedicated organization, Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to Rose Of Sharon Equestrian School!
  • To make a secure online donaton go to
  • If you prefer to make a PayPal donation: