The Therapeutic Riding Institute‘s mission is “to enhance the quality of life for children and adults that have a variety of challenges by providing accredited therapeutic equine experiences in a safe, fun and compassionate environment.” The riding therapy program contains six learning components: mounting, warm up, lesson, exercise, games and dismounting. Riders learn basic skills by learning to ride a horse. Students benefit from physical activity, mental stimulation, extended communication opportunities and new peer relationships. The experiences carry over into the students’ every day activities by giving them confidence to try new challenging experiences.
To help further their mission and inspire some friendly competition among local businesses, asking them to “adopt” a horse for The Great TRI Horse Race and fundraise for their keep. You’ve got til May 21st, 2021 at 11:59pm to help these horses cross the finish line.
Here’s the line up for the race with current standings:
Visit one of the participating business, like Warped Wing Barrel Room & Smokery in Springboro and you’ll see this horseshoe on the bar. Scan the QR code to “bet” on their horse Chance and contribute to TRI. Donors who contribute will receive a TRI pint glass koozie.