Comox Rotary donates to Therapeutic Riding Society

Smiles were all around at the barn as the Rotary Club of Comox community service director Ellen Hatch presented Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society (CVTRS)'s program director Marg Hind with two cheques in the amount of $1,000 each.

ELLEN HATCH

Hay there!

Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy, and Rotary provides hay, too, wouldn’t you?

Smiles were all around at the barn as the Rotary Club of Comox community service director Ellen Hatch presented Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society (CVTRS)’s program director Marg Hind with two cheques in the amount of $1,000 each.

One is a donation directed towards hay for the 12 horses used in the program for disabled riders.

The second $1,000 cheque is the win cheque when The Blue Pony float came first across the finish line in the pre-race from the Ducky 500 in July. This money will also go towards hay, as one horse can eat at least half a small bale of hay a day — so multiply that by 12 horses, and the hay loft becomes empty again very soon!

A huge thank you to the Rotary Club of Comox because with generous donations such as these, happy horses and approximately 120 riders will benefit through the CVTRS’s sessions, which began Sept. 26.

They all look forward to another year of making a positive difference in people’s lives through the gentle assistance of their equine friends like Tess.

Riders, along with the volunteers, all benefit from working with the horses and the program.

Community involvement, healthy exercise, handling horses and working with people in need are just a few of the many benefits that come with being a volunteer with CVTRS.

CVTRS encourages those people interested in becoming volunteers with the program to contact the office, which is situated on Headquarters Road at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds, at 250-338-1968. Monthly training is provided.

— Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society

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