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2014 Rider's Packet:
PDF | Word


Oregon Coast Magazine article
on Bright Horizons
(nov/dec 2013 issue)


View a slide presentation
of Bright Horizons Riding.



Thank you! to our Sponsors, Contributors and to everyone who attended and made this year's fundraiser and fun and successful event!
Hearts for Horses 2014
Reserve the date: Next year, January 31st, 2015. Same time, same place. See you there!


Videos! Volunteering | Meet Morgan, a P.A.T.H.
certified instructor
| Alex Learns Horseback Riding | The Lift Chair



Welcome!



Sept 2013 Website Update: Wow, has 2013 flown by? Where has the time gone? We have had a great spring and summer and are looking forward to the coming Fall Session. We are pleased to report that we will have a record number of students this session, and we have a couple of new horses in the barn, come out and check them out. If you haven’t been out to the barn in a while, come and check out our new sign on Logsden Rd. No excuse for not finding us now. We wish to thanks Steve Swan for our signs artwork and Don & Carolyn Mann for the use of their signpost.

This Holiday season we will hold a Christmas Open House and Potluck on Dec 8th from 2 to 4, and we hope that Santa will visit again this year! Bring your favorite dish and dress warm. Remember to bring a health treat for our Equine Therapists too. Watch our Calendar page for updates.

Please mark your calendars for Feb 8th, 2014 for our 7th Annual Hearts for Horses Benefit Auction, to be held at the Oregon Coast Aquarium from 6pm to 9pm. This is very much a family event, so bring your kids, friends, and relatives out for a fun evening and help support our great program.

We have been blessed in many ways this year and would like to thank The Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians, Family Trust Management of Waldport and the Lincoln County Commissioners, each have generously granted us money this year to support our Scholarship Fund and general operating expenses. We could not operate without the support of our community.

If you are interested in riding, know someone who would benefit from our services, or are interested in volunteering, we would love to hear from you. (View a slide presentation of Bright Horizons Riding.)

Come out and visit us! We look forward to seeing you at the barn!

Amy Cline
Executive Director
Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding
Phone: 541-961-4156
amy@brighthorizonsriding.org

 

News

Bright Horizons
is featured in The Oregonian

"For disabled youth, few activities offer the physical/emotional benefits of horse riding therapy"
Thursday, September 02, 2010


Congratulations, Morgan!

Morgan Matteson is our new PATH International Certified Instructor. Learn more about Morgan and Tammy Vance, also a Path Intl. Certified.

Tammy Vance with her daughter
Tammy with her daughter
[click image for larger view

 


The Ramp and Lift Project is officially accomplished!



On July 26, 2010, Bright Horizons realized a dream that was three years in the making – the installation of a Sure-Hands lift that will enable us to serve riders who utilize wheelchairs and are not able to transfer independently on to our horses.

Coupled with our recently completed ramp and mounting area, we will now be able to expand our programs to an entire new group of riders who have previously been excluded due to lack of accessibility.

The Sure-Hands Lift and Ramp
The Sure-Hands life and ramp
[click image for larger view

The ramp and lift is the result of many donations of cash, materials and manpower which demonstrates what can be done when many sources collaborate to make things happen. The final lynchpin in the effort was the donation of the lift mechanism by Atonement Lutheran Church. They graciously donated the lift which had been utilized by a parishioner who had passed away. Funds for the overhead support rail and installation were made possible by a grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Fund. The ramp was constructed with materials donated by ProBuild Lumber with the generous donation of design and installation work by Mark Hanrahan. Of course the backs and hands of many Bright Horizons volunteers were also necessary to complete all of the work necessary for this project.

 

To learn more

Please contact us at contact@brighthorizonsriding.org