History of Vinceremos
Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center has been serving people of all ages with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities in Palm Beach County since 1982. Their 15 acre farm in Loxahatchee includes a covered arena and a 24-stall barn that was built through the generosity of many in the community.
The center offers equine assisted activities including therapeutic riding and carriage driving, hippotherapy, and equine assisted learning. These therapies encourage the rider to build their skills as equestrians while supporting their goals to walk independently or maybe just get out of their wheelchair to experience some natural freedom. Riders build social and problem solving skills too. When you are in charge of steering a 1200lb horse and he walks to the rail and stops, that is a problem. How you successfully solve that challenge and “walk on” can be a thrilling result.
Riders may have personal goals to ride independently at the Special Olympics, an equestrian competition for those with cognitive disabilities. The aspiration may be to ride as a Paralympian, a competition for those with physical disabilities. The objective is always the same: to be recognized for their accomplishments, not for their impairments.
Vinceremos is a nonprofit organization funded through the generosity of foundations, private contributions and special events. Every year in February, Vinceremos holds a benefit dinner and auction to raise funds to continue sharing the joy of horses with these deserving athletes. We are thankful for the kind donations of many who help to make this evening a success and a lot of fun. We are fortunate that they enjoy the rewards that equine assisted activities make possible; a riders first steps, their first words; walk on, the twinkle in an eye and the smile on their face.
For more information about Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center please visit www.vinceremos.org or call 561-792-9900.