WESTFIELD - Riders at Centaur Stride are saddling up for the therapeutic horseback riding center's fourth annual Healing with Horses walk-a-thon on Sunday, March 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Chautauqua Mall.
Registration for the event will take place from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Centaur Stride hopes people will consider hitting the trail with it by:
Participating in the walk - teams or individual walkers are welcome;
Sponsoring a rider or horse - $300 feeds a horse for a month; or
Giving an in-kind donation - prizes, gift cards, materials or, volunteering.
To pre-register or learn more about Centaur Stride, call 326-4318 or visit www.crowdrise.com/HealingwithHorses.
Located in Westfield, Centaur Stride has been providing programs to benefit people with disabilities in the region, enriching the lives of more than 150 children and adults with cognitive or physical challenges, as well as their families, since 1993.
Many riders have participated for many years, as there are very few activities they are able to enjoy and even less that promote their physical and social well-being.
The programs are labor intensive and require many people to assist. Therefore, each rider and family has the community to thank for the generous donations and volunteer support.
The benefits of therapeutic horseback riding expand across physical, cognitive, emotional and social domains. The joy experienced by family members just to see their child engaging in something they are able to do is monumental.
Thanks for helping provide healing, hope and joy to Centaur Stride riders.