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.

 


 

Watch Us in Action on You Tube:

 

 

ticketsBUY TICKETS

Tickets are available at Willits Furniture Center, 775 Central Ave. in Willits, 707-459-4224 and The Mendocino Book Company, 102 S. School St. in Ukiah, 707-468-5940.  


 

BE AN EVENT SPONSOR

If you would like to be an event sponsor, contact Willits Rotarian, Mike Smith, 707-972-2471 or S. Ukiah Rotarian, Beth Schwarz, 707-391-7049.

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to see who we are, 

and thank you in advance for your generous help. 
 

 

 

 


donateMAKE A DONATION

To make a tax-deductible donation by mail:
Write checks to: Ridgewood TRAIL Riders Association 
16200 N Hwy 101 Willits CA 95490

To Donate Online
You can donate $10, $25, $50, $100 or any amount you wish safely and securely online by Paypal or credit card to 



 
Thank you for your support!

 

Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation
16200 N. Hwy 101 |  Willits, California 95490
www.SeabiscuitHeritage.org  |  (707) 459-5992