CHAPS Clients Demonstrate Horsemanship Skills

CHAPS client Chloe Laumann rides her horse over obstacles during the CHAPS demonstration Friday afternoon at the fairgrounds. (Photo by Pat Blair)
CHAPS client Chloe Laumann rides her horse over obstacles during the CHAPS demonstration Friday afternoon at the fairgrounds. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Two clients of Sheridan's CHAPS demonstrated the skills they'll use at the state Special Olympics Friday afternoon at the Sheridan County Fair.

Rachel Koltiska and Chloe Laumann rode their horses over obstacles at the fairgrounds, assisted by adult helpers including instructor Christina Pescatore.

CHAPS Director Kristen Marcus said the CHAPS demonstrations have been part of the fair for several years, but she wasn't sure of exactly how many. She added Friday was a good day for the organization. CHAPS had just received premiere accreditation from PATH International, and Pescatore was named the Certified Professional of the Year for Region 10. This is Pescatore's first full year of teaching at CHAPS, which is an acronym for Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip.

PATH is an acronym for the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship.

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CHAPS client Rachel Koltiska starts around the course. (Photo by Pat Blair)
CHAPS client Rachel Koltiska starts around the course. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Laumann gets some help getting mounted. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Laumann gets some help getting mounted. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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