Therapeutic Horseback Riding for Children with Disabilities
WELCOME to Kids Rein, Therapeutic Horseback Riding for Children with Special Needs. We offer a unique therapeutic horseback riding experience for individuals with varying disabilities. Kids Rein specializes in early intervention techniques riding children as young a 3 years old.
For more information on Therapeutic Horseback Riding, please visit our "About Therapeutic Riding" page.
Kids Rein also rides adults with disabilities!!
Interested in Therapeutic Horseback Riding for your child, yourself or a loved one?
Download "Rider Registration Packet" (from "Forms" section) and email us at email@example.com to register.
Registration availability is on a first come first serve basis.
(Click on "Riding Schedule" for more information.)
rides on Saturdays @
9am, 10am and 11am
(Click on "Riding Schedule" for more info)
(Closed during the winter months of
December 15, 2013 through March, 2014)
SPRING RIDING BEGINS
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Location: Latta Equestrian Center, Huntersville, NC
at the Kids Rein Arena
Volunteer Orientation Date
Saturday, June 29th at 1:30 pm
Location: Latta Equestrian Center
Kids Rein Arena
All New Volunteers must attend
Please print, fill out and bring with you Kids Rein Volunteer Packet located on the Forms page
(All riders must submit a "Rider Registration Packet" before riding.)
(For more information on Volunteering, please click on "Volunteer". All Volunteers must fill out and submit a Volunteer Packet before volunteering, click on "Forms" for packet.)
Donations are a vital role for the survival of Kids Rein. Kids Rein is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity organization. Donations are tax deductible. Please visit our "Donation" page, or
donate now by clicking on the
Donate Now link below:
WHAT'S GOING ON?
Anna Marie Shelander
Anna Marie Shelander of Denver, NC, passed away Dec. 23, 2012. She was only 19 years old. Anna is the daughter of one of our wonderful Volunteers and Assistant Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Ursula Compton.
Survivors include Anna's mother Ursula Compton, father Dan Shelander and his family, step-father Clifford Compton, and brothers Ben and Alex Shelander.
Unselfishly, Ursula and the family made a wonderful generous
offering to Kids Rein -
"In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kids Rein."
Kids Rein is so humbled by this act of kindness.
Our hearts and prayers go out to you Ursula for such a tragic loss. May God bless you and your family and may He hold you in his arms during this incredibly difficult time of healing.
Remember, Anna is in a much better place and is no longer suffering.
We love you Ursula and know we are here for you.
Thank you for giving so much of yourself to Kids Rein with your genuine unconditional love for the children that we serve.
Thank you Ursula for Making a Difference!!!!
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Gerald McGraw and The Mecklenburg Bull Shooters for hosting their 2nd Annual "Shoot for Joy" fundraiser on Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 benefiting Kids Rein. It was a beautiful day and the turn out was great! We all had a fantastic time shooting Sport Clays.
The Mecklenburg Bull Shooters raised $7,000 for Kids Rein!!!!!
YAY!!! Thank you!!!!!
Teressa is backriding a child with Cerebral Palsy.
"No wheelchair necessary when riding a horse!".
Chance (the horse) is his silly self, wearing a baseball cap!
(Photo courtesy of Cornelius Parc and Rec Special Needs Dept. 2012)
KIDS REIN SUMMER CAMP 2012
in conjunction with Cornelius Parc and Rec Special Needs Dept.
was a GREAT SUCESS!!!!
Please click on the website address below to see pictures!!!!!
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS WHO HELPED WITH SUMMER CAMP!!!!!
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For important updates on fundraisers, riding sessions, and donations - as well as getting involved with Kids Rein, Facebook members can also "check-in" on Facebook when they come out to volunteer and they can tag Kids Rein in their personal posts and pictures. The Kids Rein page will also have pictures and videos continuously posted from our riding sessions.
Please interact on our Facebook Page and "mention us" on your personal page informing others of Kids Rein programs! We will get more support from our community!!
KIDS REIN NEW PROGRAM:
"MY HERO'S HORSE"
Therapeutic Riding Program
for injured Police Officers
Kids Rein is proud to expand its therapeutic horseback riding services to police officers who have been injured in the line of duty. Currently, Kids Rein is riding Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Officers.
The way it works, says Teressa Tucker, Founder of Kids Rein, is that we want to give back to officers who risk their lives for us every day. The only way we feel we can give back is by offering equine assisted therapy to these injured heroes.
Kids Rein is looking for officers to volunteer their time to assist the injured officers during equine therapy sessions. Officers are there to help each other out, which really helps the injured officer in many different ways. (A medical release is required for each rider before riding.)
Please consider donating to this program. All donations are tax deductible.
A Rider Registration Packet must be filled out for all riders. A Volunteer Packet is required for all volunteers. These forms are located on the “Forms” page of the Kids Rein website.
VOLUNTEERS WE NEED YOU!!
Please consider volunteering.
You can make a difference in the life of a child with a disability!
(Click on "Volunteer" for more information)
KIDS REIN is located at Latta Equestrian Center, 6201 Sample Rd., Huntersville, NC
For directions to Latta Equestrian Center, please visit www.lattaequestriancenter.com
Address: 6201 Sample Rd., Huntersville, NC.
Thanks to Valerie Pierson, Director of Latta Equestrian Center, Kids Rein has a wonderful loving home to operate Kids Rein Therapeutic Riding Program. Kids Rein is very thankful to Val for providing Kids Rein with partial sponsorship for our program!!! Kids Rein can't thank you enough Val!!!!!
Kids Rein is dedicated to "Making a Difference in the Lives of Children with Special Needs". Please help out by donating and/or volunteering today!
Teressa Tucker (Founder)
Phyllis Smeaton (Co-Founder)
PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors
(Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International)
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