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Support Therapeutic Riding and have a great time with our Cowboy Ride-A-Thon!

When:  May 22 – June 12, 2020

Where: Anywhere!  Trails, arena, road…

How: Just click on the link below to make a donation or sign up as a rider.

https://www.firstgiving.com/event/454923/Cowboy-Ride-A-Thon

What:  Between May 22 and June 12, the Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program is sponsoring a Ride-A-Thon. Because of Covid 19, the organization’s popular Cowboy Ball, held for the past 11 summers, has been cancelled. Instead, volunteers will be setting their own 10 mile course and Riding For a Cause. Riders can simply saddle up, set their own route and ride for ten miles alone or with friends. Each equestrian is encouraged to gather $1,000 in pledges from friends, family and supporters of the Therapeutic Riding Program (although donations of any amount are gratefully accepted). The program needs $50,000 to continue its life changing work of helping students with emotional and physical needs heal through the joy of horses.  Certified instructors and mental health professionals help students with diagnoses such as autism, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy. Funds are needed to help pay for the horses’ needs while the program has been on hiatus, as well as to help the more than 70% of its enrolled students who are on scholarship get back in the saddle once it is safe for the program to reopen. A PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) program, numerous studies have shown the value of horse riding to stimulate cognitive and neurological and social growth. We hope our community will support this Ride-A-Thon and assure that the Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program can continue its important work.

“This program is amazing and life changing!  My son is nonverbal, but now he says, “thank you” to his horse and everyone at the Program!” – Mother of new student.

“This program changed my son.  It changed our family.  My son wouldn’t have grown into the young man he is without this program, and we are forever grateful.” – Mother of past student.

You can help this valuable therapeutic riding program which serves students throughout northern Santa Barbara County by: volunteering as a rider or pledging to sponsor a rider. Riders are encouraged take pictures or videos so that we can share in the fun and beauty that surrounds us.

How: Just click on the link below to make a donation or sign up as a rider.

https://www.firstgiving.com/event/454923/Cowboy-Ride-A-Thon

Please call or email Robin for more information at (805) 325-1544 robin.syvtrp@gmail.com   

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors:

Micheal & Sylvia Molony

Alice Gillaroo & Susan Jorgensen

Judy Zaban & Lester Miller

 

 

Gold Sponsors:

David Selzer M.D.

Jim Dal Pozzo

Robin & Stefani Taliaferro

Susan Dal Pozzo, Allstate Insurance 735-6466