Buddy Systems, Incorporated. is a Therapeutic Horse Riding program for the physically and mentally challenged children and adults. The program started in 1994 and was ran by Herb and Joan Falk. In 2009, the program stopped. The program started up again in 2012 by Meghan Wilson and Ginny Parola. Both Meghan and Ginny have been around horses all their lives and their love to help others has made the program come back. Our instructors are certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). Buddy Systems, Inc is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. Be A Buddy Annual Giving Program
The types of disabilities served are as follows:*Amputee *Autism *Brain injuries *Post Polio *Cardiovascular Stroke *Cerebral Palsy *Chemical Abuse *Down Syndrome *Emotional Disabilities *Hearing Impairments *Speech Impairments *Learning Disabilities *Mental Retardation *Multiple Sclerosis *Muscular Dystrophy *Visual Impairments
Ride With Us:
We are currently accepting applications for our upcoming riding session starting February 25th, 2013 and February 28th, 2013. Classes will be held both days with start times at 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Classes are 5 weeks long with a one (1) hour session each week. Please email us for an application at firstname.lastname@example.org. More About Therapeutic Riding
Volunteer With Us:
Volunteers are an integral part of our riding program. We could not provide our services to the community without the wonderful volunteers who donate their time to help with the disabilities of these children and adults. Help put a smile on their face and yours! Be A Volunteer today. To volunteer at Buddy Systems you must be at least 14 years of age and attend a volunteer orientation. **Upcoming volunteer orientation is on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Silver Rose Ranch, 11233 N Newmark Ave, Clovis, CA 93619-9706. Please RSVP 301-8404. Buddy Systems cannot survive without the help of volunteers who assist in the riding program as lead and side walkers to the disabled individual riding the horse. Also the support of financial contributions aid in the benefit of scholarships for riders, the feed and care of the horses and the ability to gain more horses and riders in the program for the community. There is always room for volunteers!!
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