Chicks for Charity members donate $6250.00 to Shadow Ranch for the construction of walls on
their riding facility, on Monday morning.
Chicks for Charity
Choose Shadow Ranch for Beneificiary
by: Bobby McDonald
"You're truly a God-send!" exclaimed the workers at Shadow Ranch Theraputic Horseback Riding Stables, on Monday, as they were presented with $6,250.00 by the Chicks for Charity organization. "We really needed to put walls on our barn so that we could continue our riding through the winter months, and this will provide that for our children!"
The Chicks for Charity organization, now operating in its second year of existance in Hopkins County, chose Shadow Ranch for this quarter's recipient of the funds collected at their November meeting. "We will possibly have some more money, as some of our members were not present at the meeting," advised Cher Sevier, one of the members. "But, we have already collected $6,250.00 for Shadow Ranch!"
"We've already contacted contractors, received bids, and can now start to work on installing walls on the north and west sides of our riding area," expressed Marion Cox, with Shadow Ranch. "This will construct the badly need walls, so that we can continue our theraputic riding throughout the winter months and protect our riders from the elements!"
Shadow Ranch began three years ago in Hopkins County and moved to the present facility on New Year's Eve, 2010. They have since purchased the property and are making progress in improving the facilities to meet the riding needs of the handicapped clients that they serve.
"We're heavily dependent on volunteers," expressed Cox. "It takes three people to allow one of our clients to ride, for safety reasons, so we invite anyone to come out and lend a hand, if they would like to become involved!"
Shadow Ranch now services 25 riders on a weekly basis and have eight horses that they are using in their stables. "We have to have horses that are very sound, not exciteable, and are 'kid-proof,' so it takes a special kind of horse for us to be able to use them!"
Members of the Chicks for Charity organization met "Captain," a large grey, Throughbred gelding, on Monday morning, and fell in love with him!
If you're looking for some meaningful charity to volunteer, make your way out to Shadow Ranch and volunteer, at the facility on Hopkins County Road 2321, off Highway-11 East! And, thanks to Chicks for Charity, the facility will have a much warmer place to operate, this winter!