Friday, March 18, 2016

Pilot Club helps us out! Woohoo!!!!

Pilot Grant Awarded to Shadow Ranch

Pilot Club of Quitman recently received notification from Pilot International Founder’s Fund in Macon, Georgia, that the club has been approved to receive a matching grant on behalf of Shadow Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center to provide teaching aids and three (3) treeless saddles.

Treeless saddles, made totally of leather and without a wooden frame, facilitate riders who have disabling conditions to participate in therapeutic riding lessons. In those lessons, riders participate in activities and games from horseback that increase their coordination, benefiting their balance, gait, and agility.

Additionally, riders typically develop a therapeutic relationship with the horse, sometimes grooming and caring for the horse’s needs to the extent that they are able. Most participants and their families report that the client’s overall sense of well-being progresses and helps them to increase their self-confidence and interaction with others.

Shadow Ranch serves a nine county area in Northeast Texas, making therapeutic riding available to people without having to travel to a large metropolitan area. For further information, contact Marion Cox, Executive Director, 214 604-8005 or via email:

As a part of Pilot International, Pilot clubs throughout the United States and around the world provide quality by implementing service initiatives to develop youth leadership, promote awareness of brain safety and fitness and improve the lives of those affected through education, prevention programs, volunteer activities, financial support and research. They also provide care for families in times of need.

For further information about Pilot Club, contact Debby Keenan, 903 383-5065 or

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