Therapeutic Equestrian Center Hosts Expo and Riding Show July 6

Therapeutic riding student Brett Edwards received a medal at last year's event. Volunteer Hope Platt accompanied him. 

Therapeutic riding student Brett Edwards received a medal at last year’s event. Volunteer Hope Platt accompanied him.

The Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) announces its July 6 Horse Expo and Therapeutic Riding Show. An annual benefit in support of the center, the event is open to the public and showcases riders of all abilities who have trained at the therapeutic riding academy over the past year. Audience members are encouraged to cheer on as the riders receive awards for their achievement.

Other equine demonstrations include dressage, vaulting and TEC’s own drill team. Special guests include visiting horses and riders like Susan Stegmeyer of Kingdom Keys Dressage in Florida, N.Y., and Root Farm Vaulting in Albany, and a saddle-fitting demonstration by Dutchess Saddlery.

During lunch break, kids can join in the wholesome fun in a “Horseless Horse Race” coordinated by a local 4-H club and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Participants can purchase lunch from local vendor RoundUp Texas Smoked BBQ and for dessert savor an ice cream cone from Moo Moo’s Creamery. Guests are encouraged to try their luck at the Old-fashioned Penny Auction where they can win prizes while supporting the center.

TEC is a nonprofit organization, and attending the Annual Horse Expo and Therapeutic Riding Show supports its mission to offer an environment where people can overcome physical, psychological and emotional barriers. TEC thanks its generous event sponsors: Farm Family Insurance, Port Cozy, South Putnam Animal Hospital, Downey Energy and Royal Carting Service.

The event takes place at TEC, 115 Stonecrop Lane, Cold Spring, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6. Admission is $5 per person, $20 per family; space is limited and reservations are recommended. Call 845-265-3409, ext. 11, or email [email protected]. For more information on TEC visit myfeettakewings.org.

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