The Santa Barbara Youth Project was co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Peter Claydon and Susan Miller, R.N. because of the need to provide alternative interventions for at-risk youth in our community. The SBYP is dedicated to supporting disadvantaged children by sponsoring them to attend week-long, summer horse camps.
Summer horse camps are a collaborative event, reflecting the long-standing commitment of three Santa Barbara organizations to provide at-risk children with opportunities they otherwise might not have. The Santa Barbara Youth Project partners with local, well-established, and respected organizations such as C.A.L.M., Hearts Therapeutic Riding, Fighting Back and MISC in serving the community.
We are a non profit organization that since 1998 has been dedicated to combining the healing power of horses and the kindness of strangers to help our most vulnerable children. More recently, we have added after school EFL (Equine Facilitated Learning) programs for these same children.