John Cherrie of the Quarter Century Club presented a donation that will make a difference for those wanting to attend PRANCE but, for financial reasons, may not be able to.
The Quarter Century Club is a group of some 150 members in related careers in the insurance industry from across Ontario. “I became involved many years ago,” says Cherrie, “and we decided to develop a sponsorship program where we could donate to causes such as Sick Kids Hospital and the Salvation Army. Recently, we decided to sponsor more local groups such as PRANCE.”
PRANCE (Pegasus Riding Association Nurturing Challenged Equestrians) is a registered, non-profit charitable organization that has been in operation since 1992. The focus of the PRANCE therapeutic equestrian centre is to promote well-being and life enhancement for physically, developmentally or emotionally challenged persons through experiential activities with, or on, a horse or horses.
Located at Miramichi Farms, on the shores of Lake Huron between Port Elgin and Southampton, riders come from all surrounding areas including Owen Sound, Walkerton, Hanover, Elmwood, Dobbinton, Holyrood, Port Elgin, Southampton, Wingham, Teeswater, Ripley, Sauble Beach, Chesley, Tiverton, and Kincardine.
The $2,000 donation will enable four riders to attend with scholarships who might not otherwise have been able to take part. “The scholarships will help support riders who receive no funding from other sources and will also help out with travel expenses for others,” says Executive Director Ann Marie Johnston. “This is a wonderful gift.”
For more information about PRANCE, visit: https://www.prance.ca