Some children and adults living with special needs saddled up for an afternoon of horsing around.

Gallop NYC hosted its annual "Ride With Pride" horse show Sunday in Central Park.

The non-profit offers therapeutic horsemanship programs to people with disabilities and special needs.

Riders in the program showed off the skills they learned to their families and friends.

At the end of each ride, riders received a blue ribbon to celebrate all they accomplished throughout the year.

Organizers said riding horses not only helps physical strength but also builds confidence.

"They're always being told, either directly or indirectly, that there's things that they can not do and we show them, you can do amazing things, you can make this giant animal do what you ask it to do," said Beth McReynolds, Frontal Barn Manager at Gallop NYC.

Gallop NYC serves 500 riders a week and has four locations in Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.