Herndon: Ride4SPIRIT is Coming to Frying Pan Park

Herndon: Ride4SPIRIT is Coming to Frying Pan Park

Healing power of horse riding.

Healing power of horse riding. Photo Contributed

The Ride4SPIRIT event is a presentation and fundraiser that honors the accomplishments of therapeutic riding and learning programs with horses in the community. This free public presentation showcases success stories about the healing power of horses, celebrates abilities and victories over disabilities, and shares the enjoyment of life skills learned through interactions with horses.

Guests are invited to come watch riders perform in the ring and enjoy refreshments and games while youngest guests are invited to participate in a horsemanship workshop that will let them meet and touch some of the SPIRIT horses while they learn horsemanship skills.

Ride4SPIRIT will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frying Pan Park in Herndon in the Indoor arena of the Equestrian Center.

SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program is a local non-profit located near Frying Pan Farm Park. SPIRIT's mission is to provide therapy, learning, life skills, and to bring healing to the body, mind and spirit – using Equine-Assisted Activities. SPIRIT's Equine Assisted Activities programs provide opportunities year round for people with disabilities as well as children, youth, seniors citizens, groups or corporations, and volunteers to experience the power of therapy and learning through interactions with noble giants and gentle ponies in SPIRIT herd.

For more information, visit SPIRIT at www.spiritequestrian.org.