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RLAK travels to Special Olympics

Raleigh, NC - The St. Andrews University Ride Like A Knight (RLAK) program sent a contingent to Raleigh over the weekend to compete in the state’s Special Olympics Equestrian Tournament.

Rider Josh Dazey and Red Ted represented RLAK in showmanship, western riding and western equitation.

“Special Olympics gave myself and my student the opportunity to be in competition,” said student coach Brooke Ellington.

RLAK instructors Hallie Myers, Claire Pollard, Sarah Lishen, Willow Goodman and Stacy Canty also traveled to the show to work the warm-up arena, serve as ring stewards and assist with rider check-in while cheering Dazey on.

“I had the opportunity to make sure all riders were present for their classes,” said Lishen. “I got to met the coaches one on one and gained knowledge as to why certain equipment was used.”

The entire experience provided a new perspective for each of the RLAK representatives present.

“Special Olympics gave me the opportunity to see the competition aspect of therapeutic riding and enabled me to see where I could take riders as an instructor in the future,” said Pollard.

To learn more about the Ride Like A Knight/Therapeutic Horsemanship program at St. Andrews, visit the Therapeutic Horsemanship Page.

 

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