He's Just a Boy on a Horse
Pegasus received an enthusiastic response from families and riders applying for a Scholarship. The selection committee divided the Scholarships into Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Applications were strong, with one father of a young son with autism writing,
“It’s hard to describe how I think it feels for him to be so excited, doing something so fantastic as a horse ride, and for that experience to be filled with such wonderful routines that bring such a sense of calm and peace to him. When he is on his horse, usually Lochie, he is not disabled, he’s just a boy on a horse”.
In launching Pegasus’ first round of Riding Scholarships aimed at supporting people with a disability with a disability develop their potential through horse activities and associated therapy. Our goal is to reward their enthusiasm by providing scholarships for mounted and un-mounted programs.
These scholarships offer financial support and personal recognition of achievement in the Pegasus programs.
Pegasus’ Awards Night will be held on Thursday, 28 August when scholarship sponsors will award a scholarship to 11 recipients.
It's a Big Deal!
After some difficult times just over a year ago, Pegasus has identified the need to put programs in place to ensure our unique equine programs for people with a disability remain for another 40 plus years, and then some.
With this in mind, Pegasus initiated an appeal program and kicked it off leading into tax time. We asked our donors, volunteers, and friends – past and present – and we asked people who potentially knew of us, but who hadn’t previously been invited to support us, to consider a gift to continue our good work for the community.
The result was outstanding, and humbling. It raised more than $63,000! I feel it can only be explained in terms of the goodwill that Bid Williams and the many others who have been there along the way have generated.
Bid, the Pegasus Committee, staff, and I thank each and every one who gave to this appeal – the first of its kind for Pegasus. It has provided the wind beneath our wings that will enable us to spread our wings, decrease our waiting list, and broaden our services.