Special Olympics Seeks Horses

From Special Olympics
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2015) -- The Special Olympics World Games - being staged in Los Angeles July 25 - August 2, 2015 will be the largest humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games. The Games will welcome 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators. The World Games will feature 25 Olympic style sports throughout the Los Angeles region including eight days of equestrian competition at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.

Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship is managing the equestrian component of the World Games building on 20 years of experience mounting horse shows and serving the disabled. We are assembling a world-class team of horse professionals, volunteers and competition personnel. If you are interested in any aspect of this amazing experience, please contact us. For horse professionals this will be a once-in-a-lifetime challenge.

One of the most challenging aspects of the entire undertaking will be to identify safe, appropriate horses and match them with 140 athletes from 27 countries. Ride On will be bringing 20 of its safe, sound and show experienced horses to the Games and we are looking for 60 more. Your horse will be treated as if it was one of our own and owners are welcome and encouraged to join us for the entire 8 day experience as a groom and show volunteer. The experience will begin with four days of horse matching and training followed by four days www.RideOn.org.