Sharing with you a wonderful family’s story & video of Abbie Hayes, riding with Sebastian Riding Associates. It was created by William Pizzie, Comcast Network/Comcast Sportsnet, and aired at the 2016 March of Dimes fundraiser. Go Abby!
Vinny was on TV!Comcast News
Sebastian Riding Associate, was recently interviewed by Jill Horner of Comcast Newsmakers.
Jill Horner speaks with Dene Mitchell, about Sebastian Riding Associates programs, and how a horses help heal in big ways.
Sebastian Riding Associates won for BEST CHARITY in Montgomery County! Many, many thanks to all our students, families and supporters for voting Sebastian farm and the service we provide, as the best! We feel the same about you;)
UCARE Community Partner In-Focus: Sebastian Ridingby Tabi Rudzinski Sebastian Riding Associates is a therapeutic horseback riding facility which currently serves over 100 riders in a variety of programs including equine assisted therapy, hippo-therapy, summer camp programs, intro to horses, and more. These programs are geared towards children and adults with a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. SRA is run by 3 full time staff members, in addition to part time instructors. Volunteers also play a big role in helping things at the barn run smoothly. In 2015, 213 volunteers spent over 10,200 hours feeding,cleaning,assisting lessons, and more at SRA. Although the work can get messy, the mission and feedback of students at SRA keeps volunteers coming back. When asked about running SRA, general manager Chris Hanebury says, “I’ve never worked so hard in my life, but I feel very passionate about what we do and how we help people. It’s awesome because it seems the world is more open to alternate therapies than it’s ever been.”
The selection of four charitable organizations as its 2015 beneficiaries. The mission of Dressage at Devon, a world-‐class dressage competition and the world’s largest open breed show, includes the furtherance of dressage education. Mike Riley, Chair of Dressage at Devon’s Board of Directors, said that the Directors unanimously chose the following beneficiaries: SRA was one of four organizations that received a $5,000 grant from the Dressage at Devon this October. We are so thankful for the support of our program by this prestigious event.
Smartpak Colicare, a leading equine supplement supplier, featured our very own Thunder as the October Horse of the Month. We had been using a digestive supplement for Thunder when he had to have his surgery last year. As a result, Smartpak provided $3750 toward the vet bill through their #Colicare program.