Written by: Hallie I. McEvoy Client:Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Centerhttp://www.thebtrc.org/ Release Date:2004-09-14
WHAT: The Buffalo International Horse Show
WHEN: September 15 to 19, 2004
WHERE: The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center on 950 Amherst Street in Buffalo, NY (a short distance from the NY Thruway).
The U.S. Equestrian Federation, the governing body for American equestrian sports. This event is rated 'AA' , the highest rating possible for a horse show.
An annual event on the international horse show calendar for more than fifty years, come see top international American and Canadian equestrians jump over courses of formidable obstacles.
JUDGE: Frank Willard of High Point, NC.
The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC) was built in 1921. Named the Buffalo Saddle and Bridle Club, it served as a facility for arena polo. A non-profit organization, the BTRC provides vital services to differently-abled youth riders. The use of horses has long been proven as an excellent therapeutic method of assisting people with both physical and mental challenges to improve the quality of their lives.
Benefits of therapeutic riding include increased physical strength and stamina, a greater range of motion combined with the development of balance and posture, improvement of communication and social skills along with an increased attention span, and most importantly of all, an overall boost to confidence and self-esteem. Along with this prestigious horse show, other vital equestrian events are held throughout the year to benefit the program.
For further information about events at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center or to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact Erin Wisler at (716) 877-9295. You can also visit and learn more online at http://ryegate.com/BTRC/index.htm