A Day Just For Riding Horses



Kingman's Healing Hooves held the Second Annual Special Olympics Horse Show Saturday at its location inside Kingman.

Kids and adults who have various disabilities and challenges competed in several events. Sponsors included Subway, KRMC, Barnette Management and Dr. Kevin Wogalter of Riverview Vision.

Judge Karen Babcock and many volunteers at Healing Hooves also helped make the event happen.

Healing Hooves is an equine therapy and riding center that hopes to continue making the Special Olympics an annual event.

It is not an official event since the Special Olympics is already sponsoring one in Phoenix, but Healing Hooves wants to provide riders in Mohave County something they can compete in as well.

Riders enjoyed their day at the event. Adult participant Sasha Martin explained, "It's a lot of fun. It's helping me to walk better and to be a better person."

Pictured is Alicia Wilson, 18, in the Junior Obstacle Course class.