Riding for the Handicapped, Long Island Association

Address: PO Box 352
, NY 11545
Phone: (516) 783-3059 Email: madebuglione@verizon.ne Website: http://www.lirha.com/

Since 1978 LIRHA (501(C)(3) has provided free horseback riding lessons to physically and emotionally challenged individuals. We are a non-profit organization. The program and Instructors are certified by PATH (formerly known as NARHA).

We also have licensed physical therapists that work with the instructors and students during a class. Imagine lives denied the freedom that most of us enjoy: freedom from disabilities such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal bifida, retardation, brain injury, autism, attention deficit, stroke, legally blind. Not only do LIRHA's students with such disabilities benefit physically from riding, but also the psychological rewards is enormous and self-esteem rises tremendously.

Our Mission – Provide therapy on horseback, cost free, to individuals with physical, emotional and/or cognitive disabilities. And to also offer recreation and education with our certified riding instructors and licensed physical therapists. To contribute positively to the well being of our students. We will strive to provide these benefits with compassion, and in an enjoyable environment. We will help our students to see their "ability" not their "disability".

 

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