Brevard, NC (PRWEB) October 23, 2010
Free Rein (http://www.freereincenter.com), Transylvania County’s only nonprofit Therapeutic Riding Center, has begun operating its therapeutic horseback riding programs at the equestrian facilities of Rockbrook Camp for Girls. Seeking a new location, Free Rein contacted Rockbrook to explore leasing its facilities during the non-summer months. Free Rein now utilizes Rockbrook's barn, equestrian office, teaching arenas, and pastures.
“We needed a new home and Rockbrook Camp had the right conditions for us to continue the important work of the human to horse interaction that has proven to be so beneficial to disabled children and adults,” said Pam Perkins, Executive Administrator for Free Rein. “The Rockbrook Camp facilities also meet the mandatory standards required by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association which certifies our facilities and instructors,” she added.
Charlotte Page, Associate Director for Rockbrook Camp (http://www.rockbrookcamp.com) and a certified instructor with Free Rein explained, “Rockbrook Camp operates its program only in the summer, so Free Rein is able to conduct their classes during the spring and fall." Another nice benefit is that Free Rein has leased some of Rockbrook’s horses. “Their horses are gentle and make great therapy horses,” said Kristen McCauley, Free Rein's Horse Care Coordinator.
Free Rein is accepting new students for future classes and is seeking volunteers for its therapeutic riding programs.
About Free Rein Therapeutic Riding Center:
Free Rein is a 501.c.3 nonprofit organization dedicated to "Horses Helping Humans Heal." Free Rein serves children and adults with autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, physical limitations and a wide range of other disabilities.
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