Thank you for your interest in the Center for Adaptive Riding. Benefits of therapeutic riding and horsemanship include increased core strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, sensory integration, circulation, fine and gross motor function, confidence, independence and communication skills. EAAT has been proven beneficial for a variety of special needs, including Autism, PTSD, Stroke/CVA, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Injury, Chromosomal Disorders, Developmental Delay and Socioemotional/Behavioral issues.
Support the Center for Adaptive Riding in continuing to provide excellence in equine-assisted activities and quality care to their horses by choosing a donation level that suits you. Every dollar donated makes a difference in the lives of our participants, their families, our horses, staff and volunteers, and our community.
This is what you can make happen with a grant of $1,000 to $10,000. Our current funding priorities are:
1. $1,000 can provide a rider scholarship for one season of therapeutic horseback riding lessons.
2. $2,500 for a 50-foot round pen. A round pen allows an instructor to have a smaller, confined space to work with a rider and a horse off-lead. Ground work is particularly useful in grief therapy, and is an integral part of our Veterans’ program. We occasionally use it with people who cannot be on horseback. Ground work develops trust and communication between rider and horse, which carries into relations with other people. Ground work facilitates success in the saddle.
3. $10,000 for horse care. It takes a lot of time and resources to provide quality care for our horses, including feed and supplements, hoof trimming, trailering, veterinary care, equine dentistry, training and housing. What our equine members provide for our riders is priceless.
Call Nikki at 775-329-1839 to walk with her about these exciting grant opportunities. To make a grant from your Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund, please contact a member of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada Stewardship Team at 775-333-5499.