Riding center to raise funds through annual horse show
The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center will hold its 2nd Annual Spring Horse Show April 20 for its special needs riders.
The center is inviting everyone to the horse show to learn about what the volunteers and riders do at the center. More than 100 volunteers spend time at the farm each week to help support the riders.
Therapeutic riding helps children and adults with special needs gain strength, learn how to communicate, focus, balance and build self-esteem.
In addition to therapeutic riding, the farm also offers hippotherapy, an All-Abilities Summer Camp and a new program called Freedom Reins for post 9-11 veterans in collaboration with the Durham Veterans Administration with a program expansion for disadvantaged youths.
Local artists will create works of art at the farm and will auction them off at the event, with a portion of the proceeds going to the center.
A Blazing Saddles Chili Cook Off will also be held at the farm, which is located at 4705 Nicks Road, Mebane, which is about five miles south of the Tanger Outlet exit off Interstate 40.
On May 4, the center will sponsor a open trail ride for anyone who would like to roam the farm on horseback.
For more information about the show and trail ride, go to: http://www.nctrcriders.org/, or call 919-304-1009.