Therepeutic Riding Program member Morgan Benty on Emma.

Creston riding program raising funds for Emma

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The Creston and District Society for Community Living’s Therapeutic Riding Program is having a benefit potluck at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 3. The potluck is being held in the therapeutic riding lounge at 849 Erickson Road.

Funds are being raised to pay for Emma the horse’s purchase so that she becomes a permanent member of the herd. The Creston and District Credit Union, the Creston Valley Gleaners Society and Lyn Kistner have already made generous donations totalling $2,000, but $1,500 is still needed.

Emma is an 11-year-old Suffolk punch/quarter horse mare. She has been at therapeutic riding since May 2011 and quickly proved to be an invaluable member of the therapeutic riding team. She is a large horse and is able to carry most of the adult riders who participate in the program. Without Emma, many of these riders would not be able to ride in the program because the other horses in the herd cannot carry as much weight.

Bring a dish and a donation to the Emma benefit potluck, and see the horses in their winter coats.

There is no minimum donation as every dollar counts and all donations are eligible for a tax receipt. If you can’t attend the potluck but would still like to make a donation, please mail a cheque payable to CDSCL to P.O. Box 1820, Creston, BC. V0B 1G0. For more information, please call Michelle at 250-402-6793 or email mwhiteaway@hotmail.com.

— CRESTON AND DISTRICT SOCIETY FOR COMMUNITY LIVING

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