As flowers bloom and sunny smiles blossom, this has to be our favorite time of year! On June 14, in sunny Shadow Hills, Calif., AHEAD With Horses, Inc. will hold their 33rd Annual Children’s Demonstration and Fun Day where all the special-needs program children are truly stars.
AHEAD With Horses is California's #1 Center for Developmental Therapeutic Vaulting. This amazing nonprofit maximizes the potential of disabled, disadvantaged and special needs children by providing developmental therapy, education and recreation through horses.
The program provides developmental therapy services to hundreds of children and has touched the lives of over 100,000 since its formation. The Annual Children’s Demonstration and Fun Day Event is where the children get to show off the miracles they are able to accomplish thanks to the hard working horses, volunteers and staff.
Parents Heidi and Andreas have seen these miracles first hand with their three year old daughter, June. “Due to an unusual chromosome abnormality, June has significant low muscle tone and she is particularly delayed in her gross motor skills. When June started the program six months ago, she was not able to walk. June is now able to independently walk - allowing her to participate in a regular preschool program. She also loves the horses,” Heidi recently shared in a letter about AHEAD with Horses for William Shatner’s Hollywood Horse Show.
At Ahead With Horses, children with autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, chromosome disorders, spina bifida, seizure disorders and ADHD can learn how to ride a horse. At Fun Day, the public is made aware of the struggles these kids have faced and celebrate their personal achievements.
The event will feature enough uplifting family fun to keep everyone entertained. Enjoy the barbecue lunch, games, arts and crafts, music, silent auction, T-shirt sales, special gifts for all youngsters in attendance, and the best part of all: watching all of the children showcase what they have learned to do while on a therapy horse.
Bring the family, join us for the fun and help this amazing nonprofit that does so much for children to move ahead physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.
Purchase tickets in advance or at the door (tickets include the barbecue lunch): $12/adults, $6/children, kids under 3 are free.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
11am - 3pm
10157 Johanna Ave., Shadow Hills, CA 91040
For more information on how to purchase tickets, make donations and get involved please call: (818) 767-6373 or visit: http://www.awhla.org.