The Temple Grandin Equine Center at the National Western Complex in Denver is an extension of the facility on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins. The Center will hold a Grand Reopening for the 2018 season on Friday, March 16.
The open house, including a tour, will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on March 16 at the Temple Grandin Equine Center National Western Complex Stockyards, 4700 Marion Street, Denver.
Students from the Bruce Randolph School will be participating in adapted riding from noon – 2 p.m. They will participate in leading, grooming and riding skills as well as team building and cooperation exercises.
Volunteers from Laradon adult day programs will be present as well as other providers and donors.
The Temple Grandin Equine Center offers three different types of programs: equine assisted psychotherapy; hippotherapy; and, adapted riding. With the expansion of the National Western Complex over the next few years, the Center hopes to grow from a current herd of four horses to at least 10 by the time the new facilities are completed. Currently, services are being provided to about 45 clients per week. By the time the new facilities are complete, the Center hopes to provide services to close to 600 clients per week.
The mission of the Temple Grandin Equine Center at the National Western Complex is to expose inner city youth to agriculture and equine assisted therapies. The Center is working with individual Denver Public Schools (Bruce Randolph) as well as the Denver Public Schools district level.
Tiana Nelson at (303) 376-2613 or firstname.lastname@example.org.