Marianna Greene Henry Special Equestrians / MGH Arena

Address: 29401 Al Hwy 21 South
Talladega, AL 35160
Phone: (256) 761-3364 Fax: (256) 7613365 Email: mgheques@mgharena.com Website: http://www.mgharena.com/

"More than a decade ago, Marianna Greene Henry encouraged her parents, Pat and Marilyn Greene, to begin hippotherapy classes for AIDB students on their farm. Her dream was to build a facility to help children with sensory and multiple disabilities through horseback riding.

Tragically, Marianna died at age 31 before she could see her dream become a reality. Pat and Marilyn, with their son, Tim, carried out Marianna’s dream and founded MGHSE in her memory. Now world-renowned and certified by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA), MGHSE serves more than 400 children who are deaf, blind, or multidisabled per year and offers recreational activities to AIDB’s students with trail rides, riding classes, and hippotherapy, or therapy on a horse. Through participation in these activities, AIDB’s students exercise static muscles, improve balance and motor skills, improve verbal skills and build self-esteem, confidence and pride."

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