HUI, based in Cromberg, is part of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). The nonprofit group’s goal is “Ensuring excellence and changing lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies.”
In 1969 the program was formed as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association to promote equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs.
Locally, clients learn horse skills such as grooming, saddling, bridling and riding. They also learn about letters, colors, patterns, sequencing and other life skills.
Students range in age from preschool to adulthood. Some participants have been in the program since its inception 19 years ago.
HUI is currently a mobile operation, operating out of the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Clients come from Sierra Valley, Loyalton and Lake Almanor, but the majority of participants reside in Portola, Quincy and Greenville.
The rideathon fundraiser begins at 9 a.m. Aug. 25 at Marie Anderson’s arena in Sloat. Up to 30 riders will trail ride from Long Valley to Long Valley Ranch, along the creek past a successful plug-and-pond restoration project.
Riders must get pledges from sponsors and pay a $25 entry fee. Money raised will be used for the HUI sponsorship program and will allow clients to take classes at reduced rates.
A barbecue lunch will be served at the Sloat Town Hall after the ride.
To register for the ride, to sponsor a rider or make a donation, call Lauren Sternberg at 836-2795.
Greenville loses to American Christian
Greenville’s James Martinez rounds third and gives his coach Mike Chelotti a high five after hitting a homer during the Indians’ game against American Christian...Read More...
175 mile Sierra Nevada Relay to run through Plumas County
This gorgeous view of mountains towering over a valley is one of many that runners in the upcoming Sierra Nevada Relay will encounter. The relay starts at Donner...Read More...
Fishing Report for the week of 5/16/2013
Unsettled weather has ended; time to hit the water Ben Williams, a Lake Almanor Fly Fishing Company Guide landed this monster rainbow from Goodrich Creek near...Read More...