The nonprofit Horseplay Therapeutic Riding Center, which is affiliated with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, (PATH International), offers a year-round therapeutic recreational horseback-riding program for special needs children and adults. (Enrollment requires physician consent. For more information, click on "Enrolling" above.) Riding develops strength and balance, and increases self-esteem, benefiting individuals with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, Down Syndrome, autism, brain injury or head trauma, visual and and hearing impairments, mental or learning disorders and muscular dystrophy.
We're on summer break during August. Our next volunteer orientation is Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Please e-mail to sign up and receive a reminder. Thank you!
All sessions are 45 minutes.
The staff members of Horseplay Therapeutic Riding Center wish to express their deep appreciation for the continuing generous financial support provided by the Valero Energy Corporation's Benicia refinery employees through United Way.
"When I first began looking for a volunteer job, I was looking for a place where I would not only enjoy myself, but I would be helping others achieve great things," says Rachelle Woltersdorf.