Therapeutic Riding Center to Introduce Newest Addition to Stable

Snowdrift, a Gypsy Vanner, was acquired through a Facebook contest.


WHAT: Texas Tech University Therapeutic Riding and Therapy Center hosting a Horse Herd Party to introduce the new riding horse.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 15)

WHERE: Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center, 5712 County Road 1500, Lubbock, Texas

EVENT: The public is invited to meet Snowdrift, the newest addition to the stable of the Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding and Therapy Center in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences.

Snowdrift was recently won by the Center through a Facebook contest with Lexin Gypsy Ranch. The horse is a Gypsy Vanner breed, the same as another horse in the Center’s stable, Comanche’s Dream, which also was acquired in a Facebook contest in 2014.

The addition of Snowdrift brings the total number of horses in the Center’s stable to 12.

The Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding and Therapy Center provides high-quality equine-assisted therapy to people with disabilities on the South Plains. Its goal, through a collaboration of medical and professional expertise, is to enhance the quality of life for each person participating in treatment through the use of a horse or through therapeutic riding. The Center also trains students in all aspects of equine-assisted therapy as well as research in this field.

The event is free and hot dogs will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Center will showcase all its horses with a 6 p.m. parade, and those attending will be able to take photos with the horses in the herd as well as earn door prizes and enter a drawing for a hand-painted table.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP by emailing the Center at

CONTACT: Kelcee Lewis, volunteer coordinator and office manager, Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding and Therapy Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 792-4683 or

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The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is made up of six departments:

  • Agriculture and Applied Economics
  • Agricultural Education and Communications
  • Animal and Food Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Natural Resources Management

The college also consists of eleven research centers and institutes, including the Cotton Economics Research Institute, the International Cotton Research Center and the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute.