The CJF also had a hippo therapy program for the handicapped, providing a trained instructor, horses, and everything else needed at no cost to the participants. The local Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs are provided lessons twice a week.
We have maybe three dozen kids who all want to ride at the same time, but they show up with tennis shoes, shorts and no hat… most of them have nothing that has to do with being a cowboy or girl, only the desire to come out and try to do it. And they all do some way or the other, and we love em!!
One of the contestants in the Equine Special Olympics. The CJF has been hosting this event since 1999, furnishing horses, tack, the arena, judges, timers, and other people who help make it run smoothly.