Kiwanis Club Supports Special Equestrians Program

provided to Santiva Chronicle

Presenting a grant check for $1500 is Kiwanis Board member Les Boyle (center) to Jan Fifer, Executive Director of Special Equestrians, Inc.
From left to right are the Carriage Driving team members: Lacey (horse) Bob Centrone, Terry Centrone, Les Boyle, Jan Fifer, and in the cart Mike Freeman, Instructor, and Austin Major, 2nd year student.

The Kiwanis Club of Sanibel Captiva has provided a grant of $1,500 to Special Equestrians, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding and equine assisted activities to children and adults. Special Equestrians has been serving this community since 1987.

A number of therapeutic programs and services are offered including riding and carriage driving. Riding develops self-confidence, concentration and self-discipline. Joint mobility, posture, trunk control, balance and coordination are also improved through these equine assisted activities.

Special Equestrians, Inc. is a Premier Accredited Center with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH Intl). All aspects of the therapeutic riding program are based on PATH safety standards and guidelines.

Kiwanis support for this unique organization is part of its broad program of providing educational and recreational opportunities for the youth of Sanibel & Captiva. Those interested in joining the Club can visit their website at sanibelcaptiva.org or call 239-677-7299.

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