Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: CSU to host equine-assisted therapy demonstration at National Western Events Center Feb. 3

Colorado State University will implement a new Equine Assisted Therapy program at the newly developed National Western Center, and CSU is hosting an opportunity to learn firsthand why these therapy strategies are so effective for many types of special challenges and disabilities.


The demonstrations will take place Wednesday, Feb. 3
, at the National Western Events Center Paddock Arena, 4655 Humboldt St, Denver CO, 80216. A luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. prior to the demonstrations. A presentation explaining the current educational, research and outreach efforts of CSU regarding equine-assisted activities and therapy will be given during the luncheon. Immediately following the luncheon, there will be live equine-assisted therapy demonstrations at approximately 12:30 p.m.


Many conditions of the body and mind can be treated through animal-human interactions. Colorado State University has developed plans for the Temple Grandin Equine Center, which will be a space for research, education and treatment related to equine-assisted activity and therapy. This presentation and demonstration will showcase EAAT research underway at CSU as well as how these therapeutic strategies have benefited children and adults with physical, emotional and developmental challenges. Guests will be able to watch a variety of equine-assisted physical and occupational therapies, and to speak directly with the therapists, patients, families and caregivers.


For more information, please contact Adam Daurio at or 970-237-2043, or Jennifer Dimas at or 970-491-1543.