Boots and Britches Ball
Anyone who has read Black Beauty, My Friend Flicka or War Horse knows of the magical bond that can develop between a horse and a human. In recent years, that bond has increasingly been used to help children and adults with special needs discover their strengths through horseback riding.
Little Britches Therapeutic Riding, a Roxbury nonprofit that works with this special population of riders, has been helping individuals with disabilities since 1979. The organization currently serves roughly 80 riders from 28 area towns.
“Our riders are a diverse group, mainly kids, with a wide range of disabilities and developmental disorders,” said Little Britches president Janie Larson. “The program gives them a chance to take part in an athletic activity, build strength and fitness and gain confidence.”
A fundraising evening of music, dancing, food and fun has been planned for Saturday, September 16th, to assist the group in its mission. Little Britches’ Boots & Britches Ball will run from 6 to 10PM at the Bridgewater Pavilion on Sarah Sanford Road East in Bridgewater.
The high-energy band, Hazzard County, will be on hand with modern country sounds to get people dancing. Windover BBQ & Catering of Newtown will dish up barbecued ribs, chicken and brisket with sides. A silent auction will also be held.
Tickets are $50 per person. The event is BYOB, but mixers and soft drinks are included. To buy tickets or learn more, link to the website below or call Alice Daly at 203-598-2595.