The equestrian center is hosting its annual golf tournament in hopes to raise funds for thousands of disabled riders.
For the past 25 years Bakas Equestrian Center has been helping disabled people realize healthier more mobile lives. Funded and operated by the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, the program provides group riding lessons, trail rides, carriage riding, parties and special events for the physically impaired and developmentally delayed public. Riders have the opportunity to compete in a local Special Olympics, which are hosted at Bakas Equestrian Center each year. The center is located at 11510 Whisper Lake Trail in the Highland Park area of Hillsborough County. On Sunday, Nov. 4 the center will host its second Annual Golf Tournament at the Westchase Golf Club, 11602 Westchase Golf Drive in Tampa. The event is …
Chester the horse receives high honor by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Chester, an 18 year old Quarter Horse, lost his right eye a couple of years ago after an injury. But that hasn't stopped him from helping the hundreds who come through the doors of Bakas Equestrian Center each year. It's a universal message at Bakas. Chester, a therapeutic horse at the center, was recently rewarded for his persistence as Horse of the Year for Region 5 (Southeast United States) by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. This honor is given to hard-working horses who are the heart of successful therapeutic riding centers. Bakas Equestrian Center, established in 1987, is a recreational riding center that hosts riding lessons for children four years old through adults that have physical and/or …