Local Equestrian Center to Host 'Gala with a Heart'
Just 25 miles away from Savannah, in the small town of Guyton, Georgia, you’ll find an equestrian center that while it may look like a normal horse haven from the outside, is anything but usual on the inside. This is the home to the Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, an incredible non-profit organization that was founded to improve the quality of children with special needs through the therapeutic nature of horses. Therapeutic riding courses and an equestrian program in partnership with local schools helps special needs children develop social and physical skills while having a great time too.
To continue its incredible mission and also celebrate its tenth anniversary, the Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center will host the Hearts for Healing Gala to raise money for its programming on Tuesday, February 14, at the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel on Tybee Island. A silent auction with an assortment of high-end items will start this Valentine’s Day evening following by dinner and dancing to live music from the John Brackett Quartet.
"spend your valentine's day this year where it matters – by supporting our community and helping those who need it the most."
Faith Equestrian began back in 2006 with two students and a whole lot of faith. Bonnie Rachael opened the center in her backyard after finding an article about a similar program in a flyer at church. Knowing this was something God called her to, she began the process of obtaining her certification through PATH Intl. The center began to slowly transform over time, each year adding riders, volunteers and horses. In 2014, the property doubled to ten acres which included a house for the future program director. In 2015, the foundation was laid for the Danielle Collins Covered Arena to be built in memory of Bonnie’s first student.