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NMSU celebrates new covered arena for Therapeutic Riding Program

WHAT: Ribbon-cutting for new Therapeutic Riding Covered Arena

WHO: NMSU President Garrey Carruthers, other NMSU leadership, Therapeutic Riding Program clients are invited
WHEN: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9
WHERE: Therapeutic Riding Covered Arena, 750 Stewart St., on the NMSU Las Cruces campus
VISUALS: Horses, riding arena, program clients
The therapeutic riding and hippotherapy programs at NMSU help individuals with disabilities meet a variety of therapy, education and recreation goals. This is the first covered area at NMSU for equine activities, which will provide a cool, shady environment for these programs. The total cost of the covered arena was $200,000, with $150,000 coming from capital outlay funding with support from N.M. Sen. Mary Kay Papen, and an additional $50,000 from private donors and College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences funds.

More information about the Therapeutic Riding Program is available at trp.nmsu.edu.