Derby Dollars Pay for Therapy

Derby dollars pay for therapy. Sheridan Media's Leslie Stratmoen has the details.

A day at the derby in Sheridan pays for a turn on the track for people dealing with physical and mental challenges, by anyone who attends Saturday’s event sponsored by CHAPS. The Children, Horses and Adults in Partnership group provides equine assisted therapy and the Day at the Derby event this weekend is the non-profit organization’s major fundraiser.

CHAPS Director Amber Roberson said the derby is an event people get decked out for, like wearing dress pants, shirts and ties for the men and dresses and hats for the ladies. The event runs from 3-8 Saturday at The Loft at Warehouse 201 in Sheridan, and costs $50. She said the money is used to pay for a variety of programs, from therapeutic riding to activities like walking and combing the horses, for all ages, from children to senior citizens.

She said CHAPS has been active in Sheridan for the past 10 years and operates from an area east of Sheridan off Highway 14 East on the way to Ucross.

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