UNCW Students Enhance Lives One Rider at a Time

Friday, March 02, 2012

An estimated 20 students from the University of North Carolina Wilmington will  assist individuals with special needs undergoing equine therapy through activities including horse riding lessons, barn chores, and horse care at the Wilmington Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March. 3. 

Established in 1999, The  Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program is a regional nonprofit organization that engages children and adults with special needs through recreational and therapeutic horseback riding. Therapeutic horseback riding provides physical, emotional, and social enrichment to individuals with special needs. More than 30,000 children and adults benefit from therapeutic riding.  

For further information on The Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program, visit http://www.coastalriding.org/index.html. The community service event is one of several bimonthly UNC Wilmington Seahawk Surge service opportunities for students. Each unique surge is organized by student leaders and facilitated by the UNCW Center for Leadership Education and Service (CLES) office. 

Media Contact: 
Joy Davis, UNCW Marketing and Communications, 910.632.3903 or davisjc@uncw.edu