Equestrian projects – C.E.E (Special Needs School) El Molino
C.E.E El Molino (Special Needs School), member of Fundación Ciganda Ferrer and set in Pamplona, has applied one more year for the support of Fundación para la Promoción del Deporte Ecuestre for the three equestrian projects they launched in 2018, what came to their 9th cooperation agreement.
With the first project, 39 students received three equine therapy sessions every week from September to June, with no cost for them, and with the support of trainees form Secondary Schools or University Colleges.
Sessions focused on increasing participants’ physical, psychological and social wellbeing, and included different activities on horseback and foot-‐on-‐ground, horse grooming and care, and audio-‐visual materials.
The second project of the program was the in the 2018 Spain Riding Championships for sportspersons with intellectual diversity.
A group of 5 horsemen and 2 horsewomen participated in this championship, organized by the Federación Española de Deportes para Discapacitados Intelectuales (Spanish National Federation for Cognitive Disability Inclusive Sports), celebrated in Murcia from the 21st to the 25th of March.
The goal was to reward some pupils that had been working throughout the school year in the therapy program, who demonstrated their skills and technical improvement by wining medals.
The third initiative supported by Fundación para la Promoción del Deporte Ecuestre was the participation in the 2018 Navarra Riding Games, held at Riding Club Biki Blasco and Marina Zapata from Zolina.
From March to May, 71 pupils from El Molino participated in this new edition of the Games, distributed in four different groups that got involved, up to four times and for 2 to three hours each time, in activities as ring handling, vaulting, stable maintenance and horse grooming, and rides out in the mountains-‐falconry. They had the assistance of 34 professionals and trainees.
The wide range of activities and equestrian projects C.E.E El Molino programs for its pupils proves their willingness to introduce horses in their school culture as a means to provide quality of life. Their trust in Equestrian Therapies encourages Fundación para la Promoción del Deporte Ecuestre to maintain its support.