Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center accepted a $1,000 donation from the Dadeland branch of Business Network International, a global business network.
The check donation was presented at the Whispering Manes riding facility in Kendall, April 11.
The donations will support over 18 hours of riding time for local South Florida veterans from the Miami VA.
“Currently, we offer riding to our veterans at no charge,” said Erin Bauer, Whispering Manes Executive Director. “With donations like this, we are able to continue providing services while providing the best care for our horses.”
Whispering Manes mission is to benefit children and adults with special needs or disabilities by offering them the opportunity to interact with dedicated horses while promoting physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
“I’ve had horses for over twenty years and I believe in the benefit of equestrianism for stress relief,” said Pat Ambrose, Dadeland BNI Co-Chair of Charity.
Not only are the services stress relieving, they are conveniently located too.
“Our location is a compelling component of how we provide services to the local community,” said Mary Lynn Potenteau, Whispering Manes Chairman of the Board of Directors. “We are the only equestrian facility offering these types of services in Central, South West Miami Dade.”
Whispering Manes continues to provide services to veterans thanks to the generous donations from the local community and Dadeland BNI continues to provide donations to local charities.
“Our chapter has a tradition of giving,” said Regina Zelonker, Dadeland BNI Challenges and Ethics Coordinator. “Once a month our organization identifies a local charity to donate to.”
For those interested in learning more about Whispering Manes and the services they provide, please visit http://whisperingmanes.org/
Photo by Lou Burton, Whispering Manes Volunteer: (Left to right) Roxie, Whispering Manes Therapeutic riding horse; Regina Zelonker, Dadeland BNI Challenges and Ethics Coordinator; Mary Lynn Potenteau, Whispering Manes Chairman of the Board of Directors; Erin Bauer, Whispering Manes Executive Director; Pat Ambrose, Dadeland BNI Co-Chair of Charity; Robin Bramson, Whispering Manes Program Director and Head Riding Instructor; Eliezer Cowley, Dadeland BNI Vice President