15 W 431 59th Street (59th & Garfield)
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Name and Position of Contact Person:
Cathy LeBeau, Horsemanship Coordinator
Days/Hours Available for Service Learners:
Various hours on Monday-Saturday.
Description of Organization:
The Hanson Center's therapeutic horsemanship program specializes in serving persons with disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs. The program offers beginning and intermediate English and Western riding lessons for children and adults, beginning at age four.
Lessons are offered year-round in six week sessions, Monday through Saturday. Lessons are conducted in the Center's heated indoor arena, "Marcia's Place."
Therapeutic riding is proven to have many benefits for people with disabilities. Some benefits of therapeutic riding include improved coordination and muscle tone, improved respiratory system, stretching of contracted muscles, and increased self-confidence.
Description of Service Learner Role:
To help prepare horses for lessons and assist instructor with students during lessons.
Fill out application, attend training session prior to start of volunteering.
Number of Placements Available:
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
Fax: (630) 942-4596
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.