Thorncroft, one of the oldest therapeutic equestrian centers in the country, will host its 10th Annual Lobstah Bake & BBQ on Sunday, Oct. 13 to further its mission of developing the physical and emotional well-being of all people, regardless of their individual challenges.
The event will bring together the Malvern-based nonprofit’s community of friends, families, and riders for a post-summer celebration that will feature a full lineup of great food and live music.
Thorncroft specializes in therapeutic horseback riding for both children and adults with mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. It provides an unparalleled environment of love and respect, which allows true healing and growth to occur.
Thorncroft serves 350 students per week and, this year, will give out more than $65,000 in scholarships to students who, due to financial constraints, were unable to afford the therapy offered at the farm.
“Since 1971, the movement of the horse has been studied around the world and at Thorncroft,” said Sallie Dixon, Thorncroft’s Director. “Through these studies, we have learned that the movement of the horse teaches the human body the correct motion of walking. Students who have never had the ability to walk correctly can experience the sensation while riding. This extraordinary experience provides balance, strength, mobility, and improved self-esteem. The benefits are limitless.”
Thorncroft’s success depends upon the community. The organization relies on the enthusiasm and dedication of its more than 150 volunteers – men, women, and teenagers assist Thorncroft’s staff in a variety of ways.
Attending the 10th Annual Lobstah Bake & BBQ will show your support of Thorncroft as it works to change lives and make the world a better place.
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