Promoting therapeutic riding is a matter of honour for the ALRV
CHIO Aachen: The donation campaign “Moments of Luck” is tradition
Aachen/Warendorf. The “Moments of Luck“ charity cooperation between the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein (ALRV) and the German Curatorship for Therapeutic Riding (DKThR) which goes in aid of therapeutic riding and riding for the disabled has in the meantime existed for 24 years and it goes without saying that it is an integral part of the World Equestrian Festival again this year. In this way, the ALRV asserts itself inclusion at the CHIO Aachen: Everyone – whether people with or without a disability – can take part if they want to. Contacts are promoted and participation lived out.
Beyond this, a platform is offered to therapeutic riding and riding for the disabled. The CHIO visitors can experience up-close the affect that horses have on people. In addition to relief, support and prevention, horses radiate courage and the joy of life. Furthermore, donations are collected every year, which are allocated to the campaign in their entirety.
The ball starts rolling on Soers Sunday, the traditional open day (June 26th), the collection during the Ecumenical Service in the Deutsche Bank Stadium (commences at 11.30 am), will be announced by Agnieszka Speicher (Aachen), a mother who will report about her experiences with the horse-supported promotion campaign. At around 2.05 pm on the jumping warm-up area the motto of the accompanying programme will be “Praise to the youth!”. Here the focus of the FEI Youth Equestrian Games Aachen 2022 lies on the diversity of therapeutic riding – colourfully and cheerfully presented by the four DKThR-approved therapy centres in the region of Aachen: Lohner Hof Riding and Therapy Centre (Eschweiler), Abenteuerland Riding Therapy Centre (Stolberg), Rattenhaus Riding School (Eynatten/ Belgium) and Kids Trotting Around, Centre for Therapeutic Riding (Stolberg). Para equestrian sport will also be represented by the aspiring, young dressage rider, Johanna Hubert (Herzogenrath).
The team of the DKThR at the donation and information stand, close to the main entrance, is also looking forward to plenty of visitors throughout the whole of Soers Sunday. Here, the youngest visitors can get themselves fit for the day at the Soers by taking part in the hobby horse activities.
Beyond Soers Sunday, donation boxes will be positioned at the CHIO information stands throughout the week of the show. In addition to this, the ALRV will make a donation to the DKThR during the “Horse & Symphony” concert. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the German Curatorship for Therapeutic Riding and will go in aid of the association’s Children Support Fund. The remaining money will be divided up between the four DKThR-approved therapy centres in the Aachen region.
The DKThR is a non-profit making association that promotes therapeutic riding (horse-supported therapy, promotion and sport). It has been the central point of contact for all questions on this theme for over 50 years and is thus the oldest association of its kind in the world.
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