Healing With Horses Fundraiser To Benefit Centaur Stride

Centaur Stride Therapeutic Riding Facility Inc. and the Kiwanis Club of Lakewood will host its ninth annual Healing With Horses Walkathon fundraise on Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at the Chautauqua Mall in Lakewood.

The event will benefit Centaur Stride and is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Lakewood. Sign-in will be held at 1:30 p.m. near Old Navy. Participants do not need to be active members of the Centaur Stride programs to be a part of the event.

Centaur Stride is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit therapeutic and recreational horseback riding facility. Located in rural Westfield in Chautauqua County, Centaur Stride provides access to the benefits of horseback riding to a broad spectrum of individuals with disabilities.

Programs are designed to improve many facets of the lives of riders, their families and the individuals working with them. Integrating lessons to allow riders without disabilities to participate creates awareness of the basic human needs of friendship, understanding and inclusion for all. Some make significant improvements in their physical abilities, but ALL riders, whether their challenges are physical, cognitive or emotional, or a combination of all of the above, make great “STRIDES.” Today, more than 150 individuals benefit annually. The benefits of therapeutic horseback riding span physical, cognitive, emotional and social domains. People with disabilities add value to life and enhance human compassion in all.

For more information, visit centaurstride.org, send an email to Info@CentaurStride.org or call 326-4318.

Anyone interested in taking part is welcome to start a team or walk as an individual by visiting the partner website at rowdrise.com/2018HealingWithHorsesWalk-a-thon. Individuals are also invited to sponsor a horse at CentaurStride.org/involvement/donate.