Hearts installed a motorized lift in January, which has positively impacted several program participants in just a short amount of time. The structure in which the motorized lift lives was generously donated by members of Los Rancheros Pobres, a local men's horseback riding club. The new lift structure was dedicated on Sunday, February 25 at Hearts. Over 28 members of the Pobres donated funds for this special project.
We had a beautiful afternoon to celebrate such a wonderful gift. There were about 50 people in attendance, and we heard from Thom Bateman, who is a member of Los Rancheros Pobres as well as the Board Chairman of Hearts; Pamme Mickelson, the Executive Director of Hearts; and Dr. Lorne Everett, past president of Los Rancheros Pobres, who was the mastermind behind the donation project.
Hearts is forever grateful to Los Rancheros Pobres for this beautiful gift. It is truly an asset for our therapeutic riding program!