Blue Sky Therapeutic Riding and Respite
EPIC Cares of EPIC Carts is thrilled to partner with Blue Sky Therapeutic Riding and Respite in the 3rd annual Horses and Hope event on October 15.
Blue sky was founded in 2010 by a group of people devoted to developing a comprehensive program to help those living with disabilities. This includes individuals with autism, physical, cognitive or emotional disabilities, and also their siblings, parents and caretakers.
Their mission is simple: “To provide a safe, happy and healthy therapeutic community that works to empower and propel our special needs citizens and their families to their fullest potential.” This heart-centered organization is dedicated to setting a new standard in service for our special needs community.
Blue Sky’s therapeutic riding center has helped many special needs individuals gain confidence and improve motor skills, cognitive ability and gain valuable life skills. Citizens have an opportunity to ride horses and learn about the animals as well as create artwork, learn gardening skills, woodworking and other various entrepreneurial activities. The experience is truly enjoyable for everyone involved.
The organization offers several services for the disabled community as well referrals to community resources. Their assistance doesn’t stop there, though. Family is important to Blue Sky, and therefore they also give support and respite to all members of a family with special needs children. For example, the organization offers the opportunity for riders of all abilities – including siblings of special needs individuals – to ride and compete in special events.
Blue Sky provides weekly individual therapeutic horseback riding lessons in a structured learning environment to special needs citizens. In addition, the organization holds many group activities for special needs children and adults, including the ability to participate in events such as Special Olympics.
Blue Sky is a is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. EPIC Cares is proud to partner with a charity that has such a powerful mission to empower the special needs community. Tickets are available now! Come check out the heart of this amazing charity.
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