Therapeutic Riding Center seeks volunteers, sells tickets

NEW SCOTLAND — The Albany Therapeutic Riding Center, which helps people with disabilities through horseback riding, is seeking more volunteers.

The program, founded and run by Chris Lehman off of Picard Road in New Scotland, at the base of the Helderberg escarpment, provides training for its volunteers. Lehman has run the program for 32 years.

Volunteers must commit long-term to one hour every week or every other week.

“We’re trying to add students,” said Lehman, noting volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

“It gives them a good feeling about helping others,” said Lehman of young volunteers. “One of our volunteers said she got comfortable talking to individuals with handicaps.”

For more information about volunteering, call Linda Masullo at 355-8650.


The riding center is currently selling tickets to The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom in Lake George as part of the Coasters for a Cause program.

Tickets, which cost $25, cover unlimited rides, shows, and attractions on these dates: May 18 and 19, May 24 to 27, May 30 to June 2, June 6 to 9, and June 13 to 16.

For an additional $29.99 plus tax, tickets may be upgraded to a season’s pass.

Each ticket earns $5 for the not-for-profit riding center. The last day to order tickets is June 14.

To order, send checks, payable to the Albany Therapeutic riding Center, to 182 Martin Road Extension, Voorheesville, NY 12186.

Tickets will be mailed within the week.

For more information, call 765-2764.




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