SIRE at HLSR Top HandsFebruary 16, 2011
Winners Receive Official Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Belt Buckles
WHAT: Horseback riders from SIRE, Houston’s Therapeutic Equestrian Centers, who have cognitive and/or physical disabilities, will take part in the Top Hands Horse Show of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
The Top Hands Horse Show offers riders of all ages the opportunity to compete in six events, including showmanship at halter, English equitation, Western equitation, trail, pole bending and barrel racing. The show is divided into categories based on assistance needed, allowing different levels of physically-challenged riders to participate.
Therapeutic riding strengthens muscles, builds confidence, and improves balance and concentration. Riding provides a freedom for these riders and is often the only activity where these riders are able to be mobile and in control.
WHEN: BEST TIME FOR VISUALS:
Friday, February 18th 2 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 19th 2 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, February 20th 9 to 11 a.m.
WHERE: Reliant Arena
One Reliant Park
[*NOTE: Please enter through the security gate at the McNee entrance off Kirby. You will be directed to the Arena. Please call 713.859.6567.]
SIRE, Houston’s Therapeutic Equestrian Centers, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit therapeutic horseback riding organization which uses the spirit and movement of the horse to benefit people with disabilities. SIRE has been active in the Houston area since its inception in 1983 and currently serves clients at sites in Hockley, Spring and Fort Bend County. SIRE is a premier accredited center with NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association). For more information about SIRE, call 281.356.7588 or visit www.sire-htec.org.