SHINE would like to announce
two fundraising events:
May 4, 2013: Conquering Rider Fear with James Cassese, LCSW, President of Equine Energetix.
James is generously donating his time and expertise to the My SHINE Program to help raise funds for equipment and to offer scholarships to those who serve. For more information about James and his work, please visit his website - equineenergetix.com.
The workshop will be held at Old Bethpage Equestrian Center, 499 Winding Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Cost is $55 per person. Space is limited. You may register by completing the form at this link and pay through paypal.
June 15, 2013: Family Fun For Freedom
Old Bethpage Equestrian Center, 499 Winding Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
Live music from 7:00pm - 10:00pm featuring Soul Picnic (check them out at soulpicnicband.com) will be performing, food, raffle baskets and 50/50
Cost is $50 per person. You can pay now using the PayPal button below:
June 15 Demonstrations from 4:00 - 6:30:
Can't attend the full day of activities? Join us for an afternoon of demonstrations featuring Trainer Cliff Schadt, plus Reining, Barrel Racing and Donkey Cart Races!
There will also be pony rides, kids games, cotton candy and more!
Cost to attend the afternoon demos is only $5.00 person and can be paid at the door!
We would like to thank Soul Picnic for donating their time.
All proceeds from both fundraisers will help to raise funds for equipment and to offer scholarships to those who serve.
Complete 2013 Spring Schedule is now available online. Click here for details.
SHINE - Special Horses Instructing Noble Equestrians - is an equine program serving individuals with special needs.
We are currently operating at Old Bethpage Equestrian Center, just off Rt 110 on the Nassau/Suffolk border. This central location is convenient to both Nassau and Suffolk counties.
We can accommodate individuals from 3-103 years old and work with a variety of special needs from developmental to various physical disabilities.
Our goal is to introduce riders to the special bond they can have with horses.
If you would like more information or to see if this program may be appropriate, please contact us today.
My SHINE Program started in November, 2006. We started originally with eight individuals riding in our program. There have been over 200 individuals involved with SHINE.
Our riders consist of individuals on the Autism Spectrum, Down Syndrome, Fragile X-Syndrome, mild forms of Cerebral Palsy, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, emotionally fragile, hearing and vision impaired, Sensory Integration Dysfunction, and low muscle tone.
We offer group, private and semi-private lessons.
Each half hour group lesson has a maximum of six individuals with two instructors. The lead instructor teaches the class from the center of the ring. Each rider has a lead walker and if needed, one or two side walkers depending on the student.
We currently have five PATH certified instructors and several instructors in training. There is a director, who schedules all lessons and collects payments and processes all paperwork. Our program would not run without the help of our dedicated volunteers. All of our volunteers attend an orientation to train them as either a lead walker or side walker.