Welcome! Handi-Riders, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was started in Butte County in 1981 by a dedicated group of people from the equestrian community and Butte County Schools Special Education Department. These individuals worked together to provide a unique form of therapeutic activity for children and adults with special needs: Therapeutic Horseback Riding
Handi-Riders is a PATH Int'l. (Professional Assoc. of Therapeutic Horsemanship) member and Premier Accredited Center. Our program is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an accepted form of therapeutic activity for the physically, developmentally and emotionally challenged. We are proud to have served Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties for more than 30 years.
Rolling Hills Rib Cookoff and Classic Car Show - June 8
Join us at Rolling Hills Casino for the fifth annual Ribs and Rods at Rolling Hills Casino (2655 Everett Freeman Way Corning, California )!
Start off the morning with a classic car show, numbering over 150 cars, followed at 11am by a premier rib cook-off, featuring some of the best ribs recipes in the North State. Throw in some live music and you've got fun!
The Car Show Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 9am - 3pm. Live music by The Hot Rods from 10am - 3pm.
The Rib Cook Off from 11am - 6pm Come taste some of the best ribs in the North State. The cook-off is an invitation only event pitting some of the best cooks in the area against each other, so far there is 15 different teams competing for the title of Best Ribs. Tickets are only $15 and all proceeds go to charity!
There will also be select local olive, olive oil and other fun vendors open to all.
Contact the Handi-Riders office at 530-533-5333 to purchase tickets.
Put a Smile On Your Face Campout June 8-9
Presented by the United Bikers of Northern California, June 8-9, 2013 at the Diversion Dam Group Site, 1000 Sale Lane, Red Bluff. Gates open at 11 AM. Cost of $20 single, $30 couple, includes meal and camping.
There will be 2 bands during the day and evening, door prizes, raffle prizes, bike games, T-shirts for sale. Also put your business or name on the event T-Shirt for $100.00. There will be a Sunday service with breakfast put on by the Christian Bikers for donations. All proceeds to go to Handi-Riders. Raffle/Door prize donations would be greatly appreciated.
For more information, call Dave at 519-3283 or Mandi at 682-0266 or Grace Dwyer at Handi-Riders, cell 559-250-6136 and office 530-533-5333.
Description of Program and Services
Handi-Riders is a center for Equine Assisted Activities & Learning (EAAL). Horses are catalysts, facilitators, mirrors and listeners, as well as physical stimulators. By partnering with their horses, our riders enjoy complete, experiential learning.
Clients are referred to our program through schools, therapy groups, rehabilitation programs and doctors. Each client is provided the resources and guidance needed to maximize his or her potential.
We offer a Winter 4-week session, Spring and Fall 6- week sessions and a 4 one-week Summer Day programs. Private and Semi-Private lessons are offered throughout the year.
Riding classes are conducted under the direction of our Registered PATH Instructors with the help of trained volunteers. Each rider may require as many as three volunteers to assist them: one volunteer to handle the horse and two alongside for safety and to give support where need to the rider.
The horses in our program are donated or on lease. We have horses of all shapes, sizes, gaits and breeds. They must pass a pre-qualification process for soundness and manners to determine acceptability. Once accepted, our horses are trained to remain calm around mobility aids, lesson obstacles, props and rider behaviors before carrying a rider.
Handi-Riders is supported in part by: Businesses, Individuals, Grants, Trusts, Far Northern Regional Center, Community Services from CSUC & Butte College.
Accomplishments and Goals
In January 2012, Handi-Riders moved to a new location, Wade Arena. Situated near the intersection of Clark and Hwy. 70 just north of Oroville, Wade Arena is the ideal home for our program. With a covered arena and enclosed barn, classes are offered rain or shine allowing us to serve our riders without interruption. We are now able to focus on the expansion of our program and facility.
Long Term Goals: 'Expansion of our program' is to include new services for veterans. For additional information about enrolling in classes, volunteering, becoming an instructor, or visiting our Center, or please call the office: 530-533-5333 or contact us via e-mail: email@example.com. Donations may be made through PayPal or by sending a check to Handi-Riders, P.O. Box 1885, Chico, CA 95927.