CRIDERSVILLE — Fundraising activities like Saturday’s 27th Ride-A-Thon for the Equestrian Therapy Program at Fassett Farm on 22532 Bowsher Road in Cridersville are important to continuing programming.
“This is very important because it helps to actually postpone the cost of the rider, and it is also very useful because it is one of the few fundraising activities we hold every year. This is our mainstay. It’s one of them, “said Michele Andrews-Sabol, Executive Director of the Equestrian Therapy Program.
By riding a horse, people with disabilities can benefit from this activity.
“The horse is multidimensionally walking and produces over 150 movements. Each time the horse takes a step, many muscles of the body move. It creates a very strong core and in addition to them It feels really great, “Sabol said.
They want to raise $ 60,000 through the event.
Most of the money is brought in by the rider himself.
“Our riders go out into the community and take a pledge, then come to the farm that day and fulfill their pledge on horseback. They have a little obstacle course,” Sabol said.
The event runs Saturday from noon to 4 pm and includes activities and games for children.
“If you have a pumpkin picture and a face picture and provide the weather forecast, you can ride a hay wagon wherever you go through the trail,” Sabol said.
They will also hold a Chinese auction at 2pm
“So they buy a ticket, you put your ticket in the bag of the item you like best, and then we draw the ticket, and hopefully they win the item,” Sabol said. Said.
Their silent auctions can also be accessed online. https://bit.ly/3iRWqav You don’t have to be present to bid or win.
“Silent auctions have a lot of really great things. There are great grill and meat packages that fit the grill, some beautiful autumn baskets, lots of activities, lots of Taste of Lima baskets, lottery tickets,” Sabol said. Stated.
The funding target for this year’s Ride-A-Thon is $ 60,000.
Please contact Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.
Ride-A-Thon Supports Equestrian Therapy Program
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