Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy Inc. has received a grant of more than $3,750 from the Bob Cashen Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Council on Brain Injury. The funds will be used to deliver therapeutic riding to individuals with traumatic brain injuries. At Hope Springs, children and adults with disabilities receive customized, affordable therapeutic horseback riding and associated special education to enhance their quality of life.
The scholarship is named after Bob Cashen, a ReMed resident, who began riding at Hope Springs in 2011. A survivor of traumatic brain injury at age 18 and spinal cord injury at 41, Cashen loved riding and immediately formed a special bond with his therapy horse, Beauty. With the help of their instructor, Jeannie, Cashen and Beauty worked toward achieving Cashen's goal of competing in a horse show. They were inseparable until Cashen's death in November 2014.
The funds recently presented to Hope Springs are the total donations made by Cashen's family and friends through May 2015 to Bob's Fund, established by the Council on Brain Injury in support of the Hope Springs for All program.
To learn more about Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy Inc., readers may visit http://www.Hope-Springs.org or http://www.Facebook.com/HopeSpringsOrg or call 610-827-0931. They may also send mail to P.O. Box 156, Chester Springs, PA 19425, or visit Hope Springs at 1105 Green Lane Road, Malvern.