Luncheon at Port Mayaca’s Driving Trial to Benefit New Handicap Driving Program at VTRC

VTRC's Skippy. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Client

Loxahatchee, FL – May 4, 2011 – The Spring Horse Driving Trial at Port Mayaca Polo Club, Saturday and Sunday May 14th and 15th, will include a charity luncheon to benefit the new driving program at the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center. The Luncheon will be held Saturday the May 14th during the Dressage and Cones portion of the competition in Okeechobee, FL. The competition will begin at 9 am and the luncheon will be served from 12 until 2pm. The competition is similar to 3 day eventing, including dressage, cones which is similar to the stadium jumping portion, and a cross country portion, including obstacles that will be driven on Sunday starting at 9am.

Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the start up of VTRC’s new handicap driving program. The addition of a driving program will allow the center to meet the needs of people who may not be able to ride but will enjoy the camaraderie of the barn and the excitement of competition. VTRC Director of Development Susan Guinan has been committed to starting a driving program at VTRC for sometime. She began driving in the 1980s, and has competed at Gladstone and Devon and many other shows along the east coast. She continued her driving while living in England and was involved with the RDA driving program. She is pleased to be able to bring this opportunity to VTRC.

VTRC Executive Director Ruth Menor said, “We are very excited to offer a new program and are eager to see the benefits in our participants. This is a great new way for us to reach out and help more students.”

Guinan has been bringing along a young Haflinger named Skippy who was donated to VTRC and will be the foundation horse for this program. Bob Giles of Winter Hill Driving Center has helped with the training. Skippy was the naughty little boy at the farm, a bit of a brat. But, he has found the perfect job. He happily goes to work pulling his carriage. He has a long line of kids waiting for their turn on the carriage.

Vinceremos is hoping that his debut this weekend will introduce Vinceremos to more potential riders and drivers.

Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding center is a nonprofit organization based in Loxahatchee, FL, that provides recreational and therapeutic riding instruction to people of all ages with varying developmental, physical, and psychological disabilities. The organization, founded in 1982, has received a “Premier Accreditation” rating from the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). For more information please visit http://www.vinceremos.com/.

Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding center is a nonprofit organization based in Loxahatchee, FL, that provides recreational and therapeutic riding instruction to people of all ages with varying developmental, physical, and psychological disabilities. The organization, founded in 1982, has received a “Premier Accreditation” rating from the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA).

For more information please visit http://www.vinceremos.com/.

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