Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center Third Annual Gallop for Greenlock 5K Road Race and Fun Walk
Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center is excited to announce its Third Annual Gallop for Greenlock 5K Road Race and Fun Walk. The race will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Registration begins at 8:30AM and the race starts at 10AM. The USATF certified course begins and ends on the grounds of Greenlock (59 Summer Street, Rehoboth, MA). Early registration is now open. The Gallop for Greenlock 5K welcomes leashed dogs and strollers. This 5K is important to raising funds and awareness for Greenlock. All funds raised go to support the programs at Greenlock.
Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit organization that utilizes equine-related activities for the therapy of individuals with physical, developmental and emotional differences. Uniquely, the horses are our treatment partners. We offer both Hippotherapy and therapeutic riding which teaches specific riding skills. Hippotherapy is a practice in which physical, speech, and occupational therapists employ the horse’s movement as a treatment tool to improve neuromuscular function, language and fine motor skills. Hippotherapy relies on the sensory input provided by the horse’s rhythmic and repetitive gaits to prompt a neuromuscular response in the rider – a response that mimics the movement a child’s body would ordinarily make while walking.
The therapy is especially helpful to children transitioning from wheelchairs to walkers or from crutches to walking unaided. The program can be an early intervention treatment strategy for children as young as two years old.
Less than half of the cost of services provided is covered by fees. The support of generous donors and fundraising events, like The Gallop for Greenlock 5K, are vital toward making up the difference and ensuring that Greenlock can continue to provide the care needed by our clients.
The Gallop for Greenlock 5K is not only a fundraiser; it is an opportunity for Greenlock and the community to come together. Edith Wislocki, Executive Director of Greenlock says, “We really want the local community to come out to Greenlock to see what we do; while having an enjoyable day with our dogs, horses and family participants.”
Greenlock encourages everyone to check out the riding center after the race. For more information and registration forms, please visit our website: www.greenlock.org.