Ohio County Equestrian Inc. is gearing up for its upcoming “Friends in Faith” Horse and Mule Fun Show fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Ohio County Park.
Therapy groups are invited to attend as well as other horse enthusiasts from all equestrian disciplines.
This year marks the 12th annual Friends in Faith Horse and Mule Fun Show, which is the biggest benefit for Ohio County Equestrian Inc. “It’s also a way for the community to see what we do for our riders, as well as give our riders the opportunity to showcase their skills,” says Melissa Logsdon, whose son Jansen receives equine therapy at Ohio County Equestrian. “Many of our riders do not have the opportunity to participate in competitive sports, but the Friends in Faith horse show gives them a chance to experience the motivation and thrill of a competition.”
Ohio County Equestrian provides therapeutic horseback riding in order to achieve goals that enhance physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral and educational skills for people who have disabilities. It not only focuses on the therapeutic riding skills but also the development of a relationship between horse and rider.
Equine therapy promotes strength, balance, coordination, flexibility and confidence.
For therapy purposes, horses provide a unique neuromuscular stimulation when being ridden through their one of a kind movement. Horses move in a rhythmic motion that mimics the human movement of walking. Their stride, therefore, acts to move the rider’s pelvis in the same rotation and side-to-side movement that occurs when walking.
Additionally, horses can also act as an aid by giving those with disabilities a companion to care for.
Admission to Friends in Faith is $3/car. (Donations will also be taken.)
All breeds are welcome to enter the fun show for $3 entry fee.
There will also be a cake walk and silent auction.
The show starts at 2 p.m on Saturday, September 10, 2016.
Ohio County Park is located at 2300 KY-69 in Hartford, KY 42347.
For more information, call Brian or Kathy Law at 270-256-1759 or Katy Wimsatt at 270-316-6630.