Interscholastic Equestrian League



Equine Therapy



Attention all IEL riders, are you looking for volunteer hours, or maybe just something fun to do in your free time? This year, as part of our community service program, IEL will be inviting four different equine therapy organizations located in both the Los Angeles and Ventura counties, one to each horse show.  With both your passion and knowledge of horses, equine therapy might be the right fit for you. Equine therapy involves the mutual interaction between the horse and clients with various types of disabilities, most commonly autism, down syndrome, and cerebral palsy. Through riding, and other horse-related activities these individuals can gain confidence and strength

Attached are links to the four websites that will be attending IEL this upcoming year. Please feel free to stop by their table at the shows where you can ask for more information about their organization. These organizations will also be collecting donations of equipment/tack and cash.  If none of these organizations are conveniently located near you, there are still endless ways to contribute to equine therapy, such as collecting used tack for donation, organizing fundraisers, creating brochures, or even spreading awareness to your friends. Volunteering at any equine therapy organization is one of the most amazing experiences you will have. Helping in any and all ways possible is always appreciated!

Facilities attending the IEL shows:

 

October Show:

Special Spirit Inc., located in Shadow Hills https://www.specialspirit.org


December Show:

Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship, located in Chatsworth http://www.rideon.org

 

January Show

Ahead with Horses, located in Shadow Hills http://aheadwithhorsesla.org

 

April Show:

Let’s Ride Equestrian Therapy Programs, located in Tujunga https://www.laequinetherapy.org

 


Contact Us:    showsecretary@theiel.org

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