REINS Therapeutic Riding Program
July 21, 2017
As we do each month, the San Diego Bergelectric Charitable Foundation Committee selects a local non-profit organization to sponsor and support. With the help of the Bergelectric Charitable Foundation Committee and the amazing staff within our San Diego office, we have been able to help raise monetary donations as well as collect in-kind donations for several local non-profit charities this year.
This month was no exception, the San Diego NTS Division selected, REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program of Fallbrook, California as their July Charity.
Not only were we able to provide REINS with a monetary donation from the Bergelectric Charitable Foundation, we were also able to pull together a group of Berg San Diego employee volunteers to participate in a beautification project that was orchestrated by Bergelectric Charitable Foundation Committee members Jeremy Crotinger and Heather Ball along with Maggie Schuur of REINS. This beautification project included painting several structures and providing ground maintenance on the property.
A big shout out and thank you goes to our Berg volunteers; Eddie Soula, Donald Cifuentes, AJ Mazzarella, Tony Torres, Dan O’Connell, Kurt Schroder, Pedro Perez, Roger Molina, James Castro Jr., Gabriel Perez, Grant McDonald, Tillie Fleming, Yuridia Grandados, Zach Craig, Phil Mullane, Jeremy Crotinger, and Heather Ball.
The mission of REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program is to supports the physical, mental and emotional health needs of disabled children and adults with therapeutic equine-assisted activities.
The benefits of this therapy are both mental and physical and include normalization of muscle tone, increased balance & coordination, developments of speech & language, and improvements in body awareness & self-esteem.
How Can You Help?
REINS is committed to giving every student the opportunity to receive therapy from our equine therapists. They know that often times families are just getting by due to large medical bills for their special need child. Because of their commitment, their students pay only 24% of the actual cost of lessons.
Your donations will help REINS maintain their 10 acre ranch as well as helps to feed, shoe, and care for the 20+ therapy horses they have. You also help to pay for the therapeutic riding instructors which allow nearly 200 disabled children and adults receive the life changing therapy through REINS.
There are many different ways you can help REINS and their special students. You can volunteer in lessons or at an event. Or you can Adopt a Horse, Sponsor a Student, or be an Event Sponsor.