The Riding Center operates as a registered association (“Amuta”).
The association is a legal entity registered in Israel that has been formed for a lawful objective not aimed at the creation of profit. It was established in 1989.
The Members and management of the association include adults who have horseback riding experience, parents of children who learn riding at the Center and representatives of the Municipality of Ramat-Gan.
The members of the Board of Directors of the association all operate on a voluntary basis.
The horse ranch, currently located at the National Park in Ramat Gan, was established by the first Mayor of the Ramat Gan – Mr. Abraham Krinitzi. At times, the ranch was used as a temporary address for the Ministry of Agriculture and as a station for the Israeli mounted police force. Renowned public figures (among them Haim Bar-Lev) used to visit the ranch regularly and ride the horses throughout the park. During that time, the ranch was operated by the Manager of the National Park.
Towards the end of the 80s, a few dozen children learned at the ranch and its activities were dependent on the Ramat Gan municipality’s budget. The city wanted to close the ranch or transfer it to independent management. It was decided to opt for independent management and an association was established for that purpose. This association (“Amuta”) took it upon itself to increase the number of people benefiting from the activities of the ranch and to balance the budget.
Since the year 2000, there have been more than a thousand children and adults that benefited and enjoyed the ranch’s activity each year. Some learn a new hobby, while others reach advanced levels and participate in the Olympic professional riding competitions (show jumping and dressage). Others attend the riding summer schools, and there are those who receive therapeutic treatment via horseback riding.
The ranch has changed beyond recognition – the riding areas have increased by 1,000 square meters to more than 6,000 square meters. Lighting fixtures have been added, and they enable after dark activities. An indoor arena has been built for therapeutic riding purposes, thus allowing therapeutic riding lessons to continue uninterrupted, even in hot days or rainy weather . Around 2 million NIS have been invested in improving the Center. This investment has elevated the Center, enabling it to match European standards.