Plumasnews.com includes a sampling of stories that are featured in the weekly editions of Feather Publishing newspapers plus important breaking news as it happens. To get all the news that is important to Plumas County, subscribe to one of our weekly newspapers by calling 530-283-0800.
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.
Chester girls lose final game of season
“Well, we didn’t really play that well the first half,” said Chester girls’ basketball coach John Potter on the Lady...
Tigers’ season ends with loss to Modoc
Portola, the No. 11 seed in the Division V basketball playoffs, traveled to sixth-seeded Modoc last Wednesday to compete in...
Special turkey hunting opportunities offered in CDFW’s North Central Region
Feather Publishing 3/7/2014 Hunters seeking opportunities during the upcoming spring turkey season can visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Upland...Read More...