DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire Therapeutic Riding Program will host a benefit luncheon ringside at the Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic, a premier equestrian sporting event, Saturday, Sept. 18th, 2010 at Silver Oak Equestrian Center in Hampton Falls. Proceeds from the luncheon, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., support the Therapeutic Riding Program.
Tickets, which are $65 for individuals or $600 for a table of 10, include admission to the Jumper Classic on one of the most exciting days of competition at the show, the Millbrook Ventures Speed Derby class, where horses and riders jump a unique course of obstacles at high speed. Tickets to the luncheon, presented by Porsche of North America, include a gourmet buffet lunch and VIP parking, as well as a fancy hat contest for women and children. Tickets can be purchased at www.trp.unh.edu, by firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 603-862-0131. Corporate sponsorships are still available.
The UNH therapeutic riding program, accredited by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA), has been run for the past 21 years at the UNH Equestrian Center. The program adapts equine activities to allow for participation of riders over the age of 5 with cognitive, physical and emotional challenges. A part of the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture under the biology department, the UNH therapeutic riding program is largely supported through donations and client fees. For more information, go to www.trp.unh.edu.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.