NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center selected for fundraiser

NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center, located north of Bellingham, has been nominated to participate in the Chase Community Giving Program, organized by Chase Bank.

With the nomination, the center is eligible for a share of a $5 million grant Chase Bank will distrubute among nearly 200 local nonprofit organizations. The amount of each award, which can range from $10,000 to $250,000, will be determined by votes cast on Facebook.

The voting runs from Sept. 6-19. More information on how to vote is available on the NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center’s website.

The nonprofit riding center was established in 1993 to provide therapeutic horseback riding for people of all ages

The center also announced one of its horses, “DT,” has been named the region’s “therapeutic horse of the year” by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. The horse will be honored at an awards banquet in Seattle on Nov. 2.

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