(From left) Instructor Christine Ross

(From left) Instructor Christine Ross

Creston Therapeutic Riding Program offers demonstration at open house

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  • Mar. 23, 2012 12:00 p.m.

The Creston and District Society for Commuity Living’s Therapeutic Riding Program held an open house at its Erickson Road location on the weekend.

The event offered visitors a chance to see the grounds and meet the horses, as well as watch a demonstration.

“While learning riding and horsemastership skills, people with mental, emotional and/or physical disabilities gain a host of benefits,” said the CDSCL website. “Riders may participate for a variety of reasons: rehabilitation, skill development, fun, recreation, and may even compete.  In order to meet each rider’s individual needs, their program is specifically designed for them. Therapists, the instructor and the rider him/herself are involved in customizing a program.”

For more information on the Therapeutic Riding Program or to make a donation, contact Michelle Whiteaway at 250-428-2296 or mwhiteaway@hotmail.com.