Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians (GRACE)
|Record #: GBA1757||Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017||Last Full Update: 03 Mar 2017|
|Description (Service)||Provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons for challenged children and adults including those with motor dysfunction * cerebral palsy * muscular dystrophy * multiple sclerosis * down's syndrome * spina bifida * developmental delays * autism * sensory impoairments etc.
Certified instructors and physiotherapists tailor individual programs to meet the rider's specific needs whether it be physical, behavioural, speech, or occupational.
Other aspects of therapeutic riding involve socialization, recreation, outdoor activity, integration of people and animals, the challenge of sport, and the learning of useful skills, which include care and responsibility for an animal.
Facility offers an indoor arena, lounge and well trained horses.
Volunteer opportunities available as instructors, safety walkers and assistants * time commitment is a minimum of 2 hrs, 1 evening a week * Call Volunteer Coordinator for details.
|Hours||Spring, Summer or Fall programs: Mon-Thu evenings 6 pm-7 pm or 7:15 pm-8:15 pm * 4 or 10 week programs, call for details|
|Areas Served||Bruce County ; Grey County|
|Eligibility||Individuals who require therapeutic riding|
|Application||Contact the office for details|
|Address and Location|
|Site Location||North Grey (across from drive in)|
|Located In Community||Owen Sound|
|Address & Map||
223047 Grey Rd 17B, RR 5
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N7
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|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Office Phone||Barn 519-372-2721|
|Primary Contact||Aunalea Cruickshank, President and Program Coordinator; Phone: (Residence) 519-371-6539|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 992
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6H6