Brewster, N.Y. – June 10, 2019 – Cheered on by staff, volunteers, family and friends, Pegasus Therapeutic Riding participants were recognized for their accomplishments at the 37th annual Pegasus Horse Show.
Hosted at the nonprofit’s main equestrian center, Pegasus Farm in Brewster, N.Y., 65 children and adults with special needs proudly demonstrated their equestrian skills at the 37th annual Pegasus Horse Show on June 7-8.
Grouped in classes of three to five athletes, each Pegasus Horse Show participant demonstrated skills he or she practiced during weekly lessons at one of the nonprofit’s three chapter locations in Fairfield and Putnam counties. Each student earned a show ribbon for accomplishing a particular horsemanship skill exceptionally well.
This year, Alice Stewart won The Ann Pinkerton Award for Adult Rider of the Year; Rose Aglieco won The Pat Bugg Award for Special Service and Dedication to Pegasus; Ryan Hornick. won The Pegasus Horsemanship Award; Allyson Schroeder won the Robert M. Stein Challenge Trophy for Outstanding Rider of the Year; Marilyn Platt and Barbara Kurian both won The Peggy & Bill Larned Award for Most Helpful Volunteer; Rhiana Brennan won The Seth A. Armen Junior Volunteer of the Year Award; Phillip Alves won The Michele Arnhold Independent Rider Award; and last but not least, Pegasus Farm's Bo and Sherman both won The Libby Bartnick Award for Pegasus Therapy Horse of the Year.
The 37th annual Pegasus Horse Show was made possible in part through generous donations from the following event sponsors: Atti & Company, CPAs, LLC; Cummings & Lockwood, LLC; Cusato Management Corp.; Agriventures Agway; Insite Engineering, Surveying & Landscape Architecture; Peach Lake Market; James Cassano Farrier; The Dolan Maple Hill Farm; Bill Glass Photography; Alltron; General Cleaning Service, Inc; Welsh Organics, Keno Graphics and Eppy Tech.
Thank you to everyone who helped make our Pegasus Horse Show a huge success!
Founded in 1975, Pegasus Therapeutic Riding is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center that provides the therapeutic benefits of horseback riding and other equine-assisted activities to people with special needs and individuals at risk. Visit www.pegasustr.org for further information about Pegasus’ programs or to make a tax-deductible donation in support of its mission.