SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2022 / 9 – 11 AM
4992 SUNSHINE ROAD, PEARCY AR
Link to FB Event: https://fb.me/e/3bYNnbWRT
Sunshine Therapeutic Riding Center is hosting the 2nd annual Sunshine Eggstravaganza on April 9th from 9-11 AM. This year will be a lot different, though. Our focus is on families of children with special needs, so it’s the SUNSHINE EGG-STRAVAGANZA FOR EGG-CEPTIONAL FAMILIES. It will be held at the riding center, which is located less than 2 miles from Lake Hamilton’s campus. At the event, there will be egg hunts at 9:15, 10:00, and 10:45.
We’ll have some photo ops set up and our therapy horses will be on display in the arena. There will be no charge to families to participate in this event, and it will be fully volunteer-driven. It is a way for families with children who have disabilities to participate in an Easter egg hunt without judgement and with developmentally appropriate activities.
Out of the doctor’s office and into the stables, special needs children have a new form of therapy in Garland County.
Making their way to the arena, Patrick Hallahan and his pediatric therapist Annemie Crews get ready to start the day’s session. Crews work with Hallahan on his speech and movement.Out of the doctor’s office and into the stables, special needs children have a new form of therapy in Garland County.
Making their way to the arena, Patrick Hallahan and his pediatric therapist Annemie Crews get ready to start the day’s session. Crews work with Hallahan on his speech and movement.
SAT, OCTOBER 23rd, 5:30PM-9:00PM
The Sunshine Therapeutic Riding Center (STRC) will host a Southern Soiree at The Reserve scheduled for Saturday evening, October 23rd, 2021, to support their growing equine-assisted therapy program (cocktail attire suggested).
The 1st Annual Southern Soiree will be hosted in the outdoor gardens at the recently restored W.C. Brown house, now known as The Reserve across from Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort of Hot Springs. The evening’s menu has been artfully curated by Chef Josh Garland with the best of ingredients reminiscent of a graceful southern gathering. Cocktails and beverages have been sponsored and provided by Hot Spring’s Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Wally’s World liquors.
The STRC Event Committee is excited about the evening’s entertainment of fine local musicians and live and silent auctions. The auctions will take place in the conservatory and will include such fabulous items as the elegant and private Enclave Suite at The Reserve, a private dinner for 10 with Anthony Valinoti of DeLuca’s Pizzeria, a 2 day/1 night accommodation at private waterfowl & big game hunt in southeastern Arkansas near Bayou Bartholomew, a 2 night stay at the Buffalo Point Inn-a premiere location on the Buffalo River National Park, and a 3 day/2 night adventure at the Diamond 4 Ranch (a rustic and remote working dude ranch) in the spectacular Wind River Mountains of Wyoming.
With the fall semester now in full swing, Sunshine Therapeutic Riding Center is gearing up to host its first official fundraiser with a Southern Soirée at the Reserve on Oct. 23.
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Fill your Easter basket with goodies at our COVID SAFE drive-through family event hosted by SUNSHINE Therapeutic Riding Center!
Join us for a fun filled family Easter drive-through event where kids can fill their Easter baskets! Be on the lookout for STRCs very own therapy HORSES and special guest the EASTER BUNNY to make an appearance!
The Sunshine Therapeutic Riding Center (STRC) is a 501(c)(3) equine-assisted therapy organization that aims to make hippotherapy (physical, occupational and speech therapy on horseback) and therapeutic riding services accessible to all individuals with disabilities in the greater Garland County area. These forms of therapy offer evidence-based benefits to the physical, emotional, and mental growth and development of people with disabilities.
A new therapeutic riding center designed to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities has recently made its home in Hot Springs. A love for horses and their son’s Down syndrome diagnosis prompted Zach and Katja Summerlin to found Sunshine Therapeutic Riding Center (STRC) after realizing the need for this type of service in Garland County. Their vision is to make hippotherapy and therapeutic riding services accessible to all individuals with disabilities in the area for little to no cost.
Hot Springs is home to a new nonprofit organization that utilizes horses to deliver essential, previously unavailable services to adults and children with disabilities (cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, wheelchair users, intellectual and developmental disabilities). The organization brings therapeutic riding and access to the only hippotherapy program in the county.