Fundraiser for therapeutic riding program serving
individuals with special needs
The Willits and South Ukiah Rotary Clubs
invite you to attend
"CLAWS FOR A CAUSE"
the evening of September 5, 2015
on the Charles Howard House lawn
at Ridgewood Ranch, Home of Seabiscuit
Benefitting Ridgewood T.R.A.I.L.
Therapeutic Riding Program
Live Music by "the Bassics"
Appetizers, Local Wines & Beers
Live Maine Lobster and Filet Mignon Dinner
Live and Silent Auctions
Site Tours and a Heartwarming Video
The setting is at the charming Charles Howard House lawn
with tables surrounding the life-size bronze statue of the legendary racehorse, Seabiscuit. All proceeds will benefit T.R.A.I.L.
Tickets for this exceptional event are $80 per person and are limited. See below for how to purchase tickets, be an event sponsor
or make a donation. Your support is appreciated!
A worthy cause and YOU can make a difference!
Student Ashley Adamski, horse Freya
and Volunteer Veteran Al
The Ridgewood T.R.A.I.L. Riders Association was started by a group of 4-H'ers in 1993 and is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. With family support and the financial assistance of the Willits Rotary Club the program took off.
T.R.A.I.L. is located on the beautiful 5000 acre historic Ridgewood Ranch about 5 miles south of Willits and serves around 25-30 individuals with special needs year round.
The program director Erin Holzhauer is a PATH Inc. certified instructor and one of the original 4-H founders.
"The exceptional equine instructors and volunteers that work tirelessly here are what really make this program work," said Holzhauer. "Without them my job would be impossible. Also, we must not forget the horses. They provide the magic that brings out the best in our clients."
The unique benefits of horseback therapy
When riding a horse, the clients we serve are given the opportunity to feel the freedom and empowerment through movement, providing a combination of sensory, motor and neurological stimulation that translates into stronger muscles, increased coordination and greater self-esteem. The psychological well-being that comes with working with horses helps individuals bridge their relationships and communication with peers and other individuals in their life.