The 3rd annual Children and Adults in Partnership Benefit Polo Cup will take place Sunday at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. Sue Suddith, executive director of CHAPS, says that people can come watch polo for free, get a free lunch, and there will be plenty more going on during the day.
The Powder River Energy Foundation and Morton Buildings join CHAPS to raise money for the equine-assisted therapy program. Suddith said that there will also be a grooms race during halftime of the polo game.
Suddith and Kristin Kelly, Communications Specialist with the Powder River Energy Foundation, say that along with the fundraising events, there's another reason to attend the event.
The free lunch is at 12:45 before the polo begins at 1, and the event lasts until 5 pm Sunday.
CHAPS has about 40 clients who work with three instructors and six horses. It was founded in 2005 after a similar program offering therapeutic riding closed in Sheridan. CHAPS also offers an unmounted “horses for heroes” program at the VA that gives veterans a chance to get outdoors with horses.