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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTACT: Kelcee Lewis, volunteer coordinator and office manager, Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding and Therapy Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 792-4683 or email@example.com