Storybook Farm welcomes Chattahoochee Valley Down Syndrome Association | News
The Chattahoochee Valley Down Syndrome Association has partnered again with Storybook Farm Inc. to offer a session of therapeutic horseback riding to their families.
Last year's event was a lot of fun for children and parents alike! Storybook Farm, located in Opelika, Alabama, offers equine-assisted activities with trained staff and volunteers.
When: March 2, 2013 10 -11:30 a.m. CST
Where: Storybook Farm, 300 Cusseta Road, Opelika, AL (about a 30-40 minute drive for most in the Columbus area)
Who: Individuals with Down syndrome and their siblings
Requirements: Each participant must complete a registration form completed to turn in when upon arrival. Those interested can get a copy of the registration from by e-mailing Tim_Frost@gamd.uscourts.gov.
Additionally, the Farm asks that each participant have a dated letter from a doctor clearing each child with Down syndrome for activity based on their AtlantoDens Interval X-ray.
Everyone will be responsible for their own transportation and lunch. The Farm says there is plenty of picnic space if you want to bring a picnic.
Parents are not allowed to walk alongside the horses – the staff is trained to do that – but parents are encouraged to watch from the patio or alongside the arena.
Space is limited. Interested persons are asked to check their calendars and RSVP by e-mailing Tim_Frost@gamd.uscourts.gov to get on the registration list! Please include the names and ages of the children/young adults who will be participating. Registration will be first come, first served by RSVP until full.