Sunrise receives $138,300 grant for arena

PUSLINCH – Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre has received an Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) Capital grant for $138,300.

The funding will be used for renovations to the Sunrise indoor riding arena.

Renovations consist of a new ridge cap on the roof and a lowered and fully insulated ceiling, which will raise the temperature of the riding space in the winter and control the summer temperature for comfortable activities.

This will result in greater accessibility for all riding students with special needs, some of whom with physical disabilities have had to discontinue riding sessions at this time of the year, due to the winter temperatures.

The grant will also provide automatic doors and windows on the indoor arena for ease of operation and appropriate ventilation in the summer.

Board members, staff, volunteers, children and adults with special needs and their parents, acknowledge and appreciate the positive impact this grant will have for the ongoing Sunrise programming, officials state.