Volunteering at TERI Inc.’s Therapeutic Riding Program

This past Saturday, August 25th, the San Diego Polo Club partnered with TERI Inc. for a day of service.  SDPC has supported TERI Inc. for years and passionately supports their mission to improve the quality of life for individuals with both developmental and learning disabilities.

Volunteers on Saturday were provided with the opportunity to participate in the Therapeutic Equestrian Program offered at TERI Inc.  The therapeutic riding approach has been proven to strengthen and enrich numerous needs of children with autism ranging from motor skills to self-esteem and confidence.  SDPC engaged children in interactive games while on horseback that helped to cultivate courage in terms of balance, coordination, problem solving, and to also emphasize the power of imagination. The beneficial aspects of such a program are innumerable as its effects reverberate throughout multiple facets of the children’s lives including improved focus and performance in school.

SDPC was also given a tour of the TERI Inc. grounds and their amazing facility.  In addition to therapeutic riding, volunteers assisted in bathing and grooming their equine friends.

If you missed this opportunity to help support TERI Inc, mark your calendars! On September 30th, Closing Day of the 2012 summer polo season, SDPC will be hosting a fundraiser to help benefit this non-profit.  Please come out to show your support as TERI Inc. continues to make revolutionary progress in the field of autistic research and therapy.

More photos here.

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