North Country Ride will host fundraiser at Wade Stadium
Through a partnership with the Duluth Huskies, North Country Ride is able to raise funds to continue to improve its program.
ESKO, Minnesota — An equine program from Esko encourages people with disabilities to discover a love of riding while building confidence in the saddle.
For 40 years, North Country Ride has enabled people with physical, mental and emotional challenges to experience horseback riding as a form of therapy. Programs executive director Tamy Horyza says horses give people with disabilities the ability to build strength and confidence.
“Often we find that people who are struggling, whether mental, physical or emotional, have nothing to connect to,” says Horyza, “We provide an activity that allows them to connect to their favorite sport, their favorite thing and it becomes their identity, you know, they now have something they can achieve.
Through a partnership with the Duluth Huskies, North Country Ride is able to raise funds to continue to improve its program. Including, a fun fundraising event coming up at a Huskies home game.
‘We’re going to be able to bring a horse and have a photo shoot for everyone to take a picture with one of our horses and that’s July 27th when we’re going to be there and that’s kind of our big one,’ raise a lot of money to look after and feed our horses, so we try to have a lot of people for the 27th,” says Horyza.
The Huskies doubleheader will take place at Wade Stadium on July 27, with the first game at 12:30 p.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to register for the program, send an email to [email protected]