For some of our riders and their families, participating in activities creates a financial burden that they are unable to bear. You can help a rider to reap the many benefits that Equine Assisted Therapy programs offer by providing a subsidy to cover some or all of the registration fees for one or more riding sessions.
Imagine … making a wish come true, giving hope, providing a key to success. Join the PARDS Adopt-A-Rider Scholarship Program. You will make a difference!
You choose how you would like to support your rider; through full registration scholarship or a subsidy to cover partial registration fees. Then you choose the number of sessions you would like to support them for. You can choose a specific [program] or identify the characteristics of the rider you would like to support (child, adult, type of disability, etc.).
Equine Assisted Therapy encourages riders to learn, increases their concentration, patience and discipline and helps them to develop a sense of control and independence. They sit taller. Focus better.
The motion and action of the horse improves posture, strengthens and relaxes the muscles and stimulates the nervous and circulatory system.
The relationships the rider develops with their horse partner, volunteers, instructor and riding group help to increase confidence, strengthen social skills and provide a sense of belonging.
When you adopt a rider, you will receive a photograph of your rider with a thank you letter written by the rider. You will also have a standing invitation to visit anytime! Come out to PARDS to see your rider grow stronger in his or her skills and confidence. We promise an experience you will be proud to be a part of!
Please contact us to discover how YOU can make a difference in the life of a rider!