Do Some Good at Victoria Therapeutic (Horse) Riding Association

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What a sunny day to be doing meaningful work! For the May How to Do Some Good event, we went to Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association to help them get ready for their horse show in 2 weeks. The riders at their show are mostly kids (and some adults) with all kinds of learning and physical disabilities. We were there on the weekend so we didn’t get to see the kids doing their lessons, but the horses were happy to get some attention. We moved and raked the hay and woodchips to create an entire track around the field, pruned the blackberry bushes so the course is clear for the kids and horses, and got the games and bridge all cleaned and ready. Once again, what a great group of people that came out to help out! I love the sense of community and the feeling that we can do so much more with a group of people than on our own. Thanks to everyone who came out, and see you at the next event on June 14th! Come check out photos on Facebook!


 

I’m pretty excited about what I have planned for our May event, you guys!

We will be working with Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association (VTRA). VTRA is a registered charitable organization that uses horseback riding as a recognized therapeutic aid for people with a wide range of physical, cognitive, social and learning disabilities.

We’ll be helping them get their expansive site ready for their Horse Show in June, an annual competition for their riders who underwent therapy. The Horse Show is circus-themed this year and they’d like our help with painting the stables, getting the track ready, and cutting decorations, etc, to make their site super festive and fun for their riders. Of course, we’ll also be getting a personalized tour from VTRA, and their coordinator said the tour is half an hour long with all the different and exciting stuff (and beautiful horses!) they have to show us on the grounds. VTRA will also be providing us with a yummy BBQ lunch. Please let me know in the comments or via a message if you are vegetarian or have any dietary restrictions.

Thanks to Rotary Club of Downtown Victoria, there is no cost to attend this event. You will have the opportunity to meet their awesome members. Come have fun and lend a hand to a great cause! All adults and youths are welcome; bring a friend! (No children allowed as it’s a working farm environment. Youth under 16 are welcome but need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.)

Wear closed-toe shoes and wear weather-appropriate gear. Make this a rewarding weekend outdoors activity, and learn more about how we can all do some good together. Thank you in advance for making our city even more vibrant!