Log In   ·   Become A Member

Giddy Up 5K Supports Center For Therapeutic Riding Of The East End

Nicole Barylski

Spending time at CTREE offers visitors several benefits. (Photo: www.facebook.com)

Center for Therapeutic Riding of the East End (CTREE) and supporters will "gallop" through the Hamptons on Saturday, April 30th during CTREE's 3rd Annual Giddy Up 5K. The walk/run starts and ends at Sagg Main Beach in Sagaponack, and the route will take participants through the majestic roads and lanes of Sagaponack.

CTREE's mission is to provide therapeutic horseback riding lessons and equine assisted activities for children and adults with cognitive, emotional or physical disabilities.

"A lesson at CTREE produces immediate results," explained Lena, parent of CTREE rider, Maren. "Maren is more engaged, alert and stronger in her core section." Spending time at CTREE offers visitors several benefits. "Riding has not only been one of the most effective physical therapies, but has been empowering," she added. "Rett Syndrome sidelines her from so many activities, but when she rides she beams with happiness and pride. Thank-you CTREE horses and instructors for helping Maren succeed."

The 501c3 not-for-profit, which operates out of Wolffer Estate Stable in Sagaponack, was founded in 2008 and began with just two clients. Since its inception, it has provided over 30 riders with equine assisted activities and therapeutic riding lessons. CTREE operates 36 weeks per year and lesson volunteers donated more than 1,600 hours of service last year.

"I heard about the organization and they asked me to support their event," explained Polo Player and Ralph Lauren model Nacho Figueras, who served as the honorary chairman at last year's CTREE at Sebonack benefit. "I think what they do is fantastic for kids who have disabilities and it's my pleasure to help them."

Currently, CTREE offers therapeutic riding lessons and equine assisted activities to those with cognitive, physical or emotional disabilities, equine assisted activities to veterans through the CTREE Patriots Program, and equine assisted learning programs to local school groups, including special needs, at risk, leadership, and ESL children.

The route will take participants through the majestic roads and lanes of Sagaponack. (Photo: www.facebook.com)


"CTREE has made many new friends and raised funds and awareness from our Giddy Up 5K," shared Managing Director Karen Bocksel. "It's a wonderful morning run and walk through beautiful Sagaponack." The top three runners in seven age categories will be awarded prizes. "All the funds raised are used to support our riding and equine activities programs, as well as our new CTREE Patriots program for veterans. We are grateful to all our sponsors and runners," added Bocksel. "Come join us and our sponsors for a fun morning for a great cause."

Pre-registration is $25, and registration is $30 on the day of the event. The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m., with registration opening at 7:30 a.m.

For more information, call 631-779-2835 or visit www.ctreeny.org.


Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski




Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)
 

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
Location:*
Comments:*
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Question:*
What color is the sky?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
 
 
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1213.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2229.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2227.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1945.gif
Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.

New York Title Abstract Services, Inc.
We are a title insurance services company dedicated to promptly delivering fully compliant and accurate reports, and title insurance, for residential and commercial real estate throughout New York State. Headquartered in the Hamptons, our professional team has extensive real estate experience and understands the business from all sides including title insurance, legal, sales, governmental, banking, and lending regulations.

Hamilton Hoge
As the owner’s representative our practice encompasses all aspects of a project from pre-purchase property due diligence, program development iterations, advisement on systems, analyze contracts/vendors, critical path analysis, feasibility and schedule. The strength of our approach is in facilitating organized communication. We strongly analyze all representations and warranties for the protection and benefit of our client.

Citarella
The Citarella Standard. We’re passionate about sourcing and selling the world’s best seafood. When you order our fresh seafood online, what you receive always reflects the unrivaled standard of our markets. It’s hand-prepared, never frozen, and shipped overnight. 631-283-6600.