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Painting with a Purpose
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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 Riding by 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.”
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Pennsylvania National Horse show Foundation: SRA received a grant from the Pennsylvania National Horse show Foundation to purchase new sheepskin dressage saddle pads.
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.
Regional Therapeutic Riding Center Directors’ Roundtable, Sebastian Riding Associates,Collegeville,Pa, has over 40yrs experience with Equine Assisted Therapies. Chris Hanebury, shared the details of their Riding Free program developed to help children & teens with PSTD.
Living Well with a Disability: Looking for a new kind of therapy? Consider saddling up and taking the reins.
Sebastian Riding 2010 Video written and produced by Dave Bock and Nicole Reggia. Nov 30, 2010
Located on 27acres of Evansburg State Park:
Sebastian Riding Associates, Inc
3589 Water Street Road
Collegeville, PA 19426
For more information on Programs & Enrollment:
Christine Hanebury, General Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Dec, Program Director, email@example.com
For more information on Volunteering:
Cyndi MacFarland, Volunteer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org