Current Events

Volunteer Training Session
September 10, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
at GREAT.

Fall Session Dates
September 15th - December 10th
*Closed the week of Thanksgiving.
Call 318 938-9166 or email Liz Thigpen for application.

Hustle for Hope 5K/10K
September 19, 2015 at 8 a.m.
Waskom, TX
Benefitting GREAT

Brought to you by Waskom ISD's Fellowship of Christain Athletes
Sign up online at www.active.com

The GREAT Wild West Show
Benefitting GREAT
Join us for great food, tasty beverages and a silent and live auction!
Including a 2.4 carat emerald cut diamond w/platinum eternity band, Antler Shed deer blind, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival tickets, and more to come.
It’s the wild west show!
Friday, September 25th
7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
421 Texas Street (downtown Shreveport)
$75 per person
*Call for information or to purchase a ticket.

Call 318 938-9166 or email Liz Thigpen at
lthigpen@thearccaddobossier.org for information on any of our events.

Staff

GREAT provides a staff of PATH, International (Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship) certified instructors. The staff is trained and dedicated to having a positive impact on each student's physical, psychological and social well being. GREAT's purpose is to promote a healthy and productive life for people with physical, cognitive and multiple disabilities through therapeutic horseback riding.

Volunteers are a major factor in the success of the program. They assist students with their riding lessons and help care for the horses. Volunteers from Caddo and Bossier Parishes as well as East Texas will log in excess of 5,000 hours this year. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Click here to print a Volunteer Registration Form.
Click here for a copy of the Volunteer Handbook.

The GREAT horses are donated, leased, or rescued. Each therapy horse goes through an extensive training period prior to beginning lessons.

The Arc Caddo-Bossier's recreational programs combine fun, therapy, and education into one experience. The programs are designed to have physical, psychological, and social benefits. Participants can improve strength, endurance, and coordination. They gain independence and pride in new abilities, have challenging experiences, and meet new friends.To see videos of people who participate at GREAT, click here, TheArcStories.com.

Great Results Equine Assisted Therapies (GREAT) has been offering therapeutic horseback riding services to children and adults with disabilities since 1997. GREAT positively affects the physical, cognitive and social well-being of our students. GREAT offers diverse programs to local schools and hospitals as well as private lessons and hippotherapy. GREAT is a program of The Arc Caddo-Bossier and receives its primary funding from individual contributions, civic organizations, annual fundraisers, foundations, and corporations. GREAT is located in a new state-of-the-art facility on beautiful Greenwood-Springridge Road in Greenwood, Louisiana.

Therapeutic Riding Lessons

For an application to the program, please call 318 938-9166 or email lthigpen@thearccaddobossier.org.

Riding lessons are scheduled in twelve week sessions in spring and fall; and a four week session in summer. Parents can schedule their children for group lessons. GREAT provides four 6-week sessions (two in spring and fall) for Caddo Parish Schools' Adaptive Physical Education Program. Students attend with their adaptive physical education teacher and licensed therapist who assist the student in accomplishing set goals.

Great Results Equine Assisted Therapies (GREAT) has been offering therapeutic horseback riding services to children and adults with disabilities since 1997. GREAT positively affects the physical, cognitive and social well-being of our students. GREAT offers diverse programs to local schools and hospitals as well as private lessons and hippotherapy. GREAT is a program of The Arc Caddo-Bossier and receives its primary funding from individual contributions, civic organizations, annual fundraisers, foundations, and corporations. GREAT is located at a state-of-the-art facility on Greenwood-Springridge Road in Greenwood, Louisiana.

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