By Debbie Monterrey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This free music festival featured Gumbohead, One More Round and All Roostered Up, plus horse rides, silent auctions, games for kids and more. A great outing for the whole family!
Aside from hearing great music and eating some pie from the Blue Owl, I learned so much about Ride On St. Louis and the great work they do for children with disabilities. They currently work with more than 150 kids, but have a five-year waiting list of children who would love to get equine therapy, if only Ride On St. Louis could expand their program!
Ride On St. Louis (ROSL) programs include hippotherapy (physical therapy with aid of a horse), adaptive riding and sports riding that improves the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health of children with a host of disabilities (autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, spina bifida and more). The results are amazing and the children and their parents are passionate about this organization.
Obviously, keeping horses is expensive. ROSL is a non-profit organization that operates on private donations, grants, corporate sponsorships and fundraisers like today’s Music Fest. If you can help in any way, visit their website to find out more.