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Kiwanis provides grant to Special Equestrians

By Staff | Nov 15, 2018

PHOTO PROVIDED Kiwanis Treasurer Les Boyle presents a check to Special Equestrians Executive Director Jan Fifer inside the covered riding arena. Shown are, from left Les Boyle, Jan Fifer, participant Evan Weygant riding Scarlet, and volunteer and horse leader Nadina Roberts.

The Sanibel Captiva Kiwanis Club recently awarded a grant to Special Equestrians, a local non-profit serving children with mental and physical challenges. The organization operates a 14-acre farm in the Buckingham area, where children are helped through riding activities and care for the horses. It serves over 90 students, who come from a five-county area. A United Way partner, Special Equestrians is also a Premier Accredited PATH – Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship – organization, insisting on strict procedures and standards for safety and well-being for all participants.