MORRISON — White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center (WHOA) of Morrison hosted its 7th annual benefit horse show on Saturday at the Whiteside County Fairgrounds.
Twenty-eight classes including halter, riding, English and western pleasure, plus speed events were held throughout the day.
The morning schedule included halter, handling, and showmanship classes, and after lunch there were riding, costume, and English and western pleasure classes.
The afternoon wrapped up with “Ride a buck” with participants riding bareback while sitting on a dollar bill, and then riding with an egg on a spoon, which is a challenge with the reins in one hand.
White Oaks is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, established in 1995 for the purpose of providing recreational, educational, therapeutic, and social opportunities for persons with disabilities.
WHOA programs improve physical capabilities and functional skills as well as furnish students the opportunity of added leisure time, physical activity and social interaction.
Therapeutic riding is made possible through the assistance of dedicated, trained volunteers who help with horses and riders, stable maintenance, special events and fundraising.