In 1998, Mequon stable owner Don Elias leased his arena and horses to a group of therapists to work with special needs children and adults. He witnessed the positive results of horses helping with a variety of handicaps to improve strength, balance, mobility and outlook on life. In 1999, Don moved to a 45-acre farm in Slinger to start Rides & Reins Therapeutic Riding Center.
We couldn't manage a horse farm and riding center without the help of volunteers! Help us get our facility ready to serve children with special needs. We'll be scrubbing floors, cleaning overhead doors, giving our viewing room a fresh coat of paint, and more. It's hard work but SO rewarding. We'll also be serving up a picnic lunch from Noon to 12:30 on Saturday. We hope you can join us!