‘Horses Helping People’ Oct. 5

The first “Horses Helping People” Family Resource Day will be held Sunday, Oct. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. to introduce children and families to the positive impact of the horse-human bond.

This free event, sponsored by the Equus Foundation and American Association of Caregiving Youth, will be held, rain or shine, in the covered Van Kampen Arena thanks to the support of the Van Kampen Boyer Molinari Foundation. The arena is located at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center at 13500 South Shore Blvd. in Wellington.

The community is welcome to directly connect with the recreational and therapeutic facilities in Palm Beach County offering horseback riding and equine-assisted activities, and have the chance to win riding lessons and other products and services donated by exhibitors. “Horsing Around” activities include demonstrations of dressage by international dressage rider Marco Bernal, polo by Palm City Polo and reining by the cowboys of Steed Training. “Horse Health” will be a topic covered by the Palm Beach Equine Clinic, and Personal Ponies will have its specially trained miniature Shetland ponies on hand. There will also be arts and crafts, along with hair chalking by Spazio Salon. Tasty treats will be donated by Visiting Angels of SE Florida.

Space is still available for riding programs that wish to exhibit at the event. For more info., contact AbbiBentz at (561) 789-6076 or e-mail abentz@visitingangels.com.