Sunrise thanks community for pandemic help

PUSLINCH –  In April, due to the pandemic lock down, Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre in Puslinch launched a Happy Horses Campaign, in an effort to ensure its herd of therapy horses could be fed, cared for and remain at the farm, during the instantaneous lack of programming and cash flow.

“We extend great appreciation to so many wonderful donors who gave small and large donations to ensure success in keeping all our horses,” officials said in a press release.

“The final result of this collective generosity totalled $57,230, which is amazing, and words are not enough to express our gratitude.”

With a much reduced staff, Sunrise has not only been able to give the horses the care they are used to, but also to continue their training, which is essential in order to be prepared for when the many programs are able to begin again.

“We also appreciate those people who have come forward to sponsor or co-sponsor a horse for the year, through an annual or monthly donation,” officials said.

Registered charity

Sunrise is a registered Canadian charity, and these sponsorships that are always available, greatly assist in maintaining the annual farm-based programs that provide therapy, recreation, socialization, mental heath counselling and life skills training, for hundreds of children and adults with disabilities.

“Thank you to all community members who have supported Sunrise in any way,” officials said.