Carol Tatum Memorial Fundraiser
The Carol Tatum Memorial Fundraiser is the highlight of the year and is so very important to Pegasus as a major source of funding for our therapeutic riding program. The “Gala,” as it has come to be known, together with the Ad Book, honor Pegasus founder and former Executive Director Carol Tatum, who lost her battle with breast cancer in November 2005.
Welcome Back & Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
On Saturday, September 24th, 2016 Pegasus honored the dedication and hard work of our incredible volunteers at the annual Welcome Back & Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. The dinner, cooked by board and staff members, was held in the arena at Pegasus. To express our gratitude to volunteers whose service and commitment to our program have been truly exceptional, we gave special recognition to volunteers who have reached milestone years of service and present the Volunteer of the Year awards. The volunteers of the year for 2016 are Judith Soslowsky and Ryan Frech. All riders, volunteers and families were invited to attend. It was a fun night of food, fun, music, barn tours, pictures with horses, ‘Pegasus Quizzo’ and the sought after staff raffle baskets that each of our staff members had contributed for the evening. Thanks again to all our volunteers for helping us make our Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy programs possible. Check out the pictures of the evening on our facebook page!
Pegasus Trot in the Park 5k & 1 mile walk/run
The Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy will be holding its first annual 5k run and 1 mile walk/ run fundraiser on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The event will raise money for the Pegasus Therapeutic horseback riding programs. The race will start and finish at the Pine Road entrance of Pennypack Park in beautiful Northeast Philadelphia. Registration starts at 8:15am and 5K race will begin at 9 am rain or shine. The 1 mile fun run/walk will begin at 9:15am with Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy’s miniature horse, “Big Mac” leading the way!
Pegasus Horse Show
The first Sunday in May marks the Pegasus Horse Show. This is an opportunity for all of the Pegasus riders to display their talents for family and friends. The show is divided into classes based on abilities, with special awards given to first place in each class. In addition, the Best in Show Award is selected by the judges based on effort and performance. We are very pleased to be able to showcase our riders and their special talents. The horse show is a very special day at Pegasus, filled with smiling riders, prancing ponies, and proud families – and every rider receives a blue ribbon!
Handicapped Riders Division of the Devon Horse Show
Every year Pegasus participates in the Handicapped Riders Division (HRD) of the Devon Horse Show, which is held at Thorncroft Equestrian Center in Malvern, PA. Riders from therapeutic riding programs in the region compete in this day-long horse show. Competing in the HRD is a very special experience that promotes riders’ self-confidence and self-esteem. Pegasus is represented by 10-12 of our more experienced riders, who compete in the Equitation and Dressage classes.