Our sole beneficiary is Riding for the Handicapped of Western PA (RHWPA). RHWPA is a 501-C3 non-profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding for children with intellectual and/or physical disabilities in the Pittsburgh area.
Approximately 75% of their riders are children living with autism but children with all disabilities are welcome. It is believed the rhythmical gait of a horse acts to move the rider's pelvis in the same rotation and side-to-side movement that occurs when walking. The horse's adjustable gait promotes riders to constantly adjust to encourage pelvic motion while improving strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, posture, and mobility. You can learn more by visiting.
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Spin Your Wheels 2018 was held on April 7, 2018 at the Aspinwall Riverfront Park, located at 285 River Ave., Aspinwall, PA 15215. This years event was held outside where riders chose from 1-4 hours of spin classes and/or participated in at least 8 different group fitness classes. There was a pleathora of baskets for auction, refreshments, food, a DJ and MUCH more.
For more information on our next event follow our facebook group page at Spin Your Wheels 2018
JAN PAKLER | Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
Aspinwall Riverfront Park teamed with the Sweat Shoppe to host the fourth annual Spin Your Wheels fundraiser to benefit Riding for the Handicapped of Western Pa. The group provides therapeutic horseback riding for children with intellectual or physical disabilities. The day included four hours of spin classes along with eight different fitness classes including Piyo, Zumba and yoga. There was also a sensory therapy support class called Mindful Movement for families with special needs children.
Pakler is a freelance photographer.