Rider’s Up!

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The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) presented a $3,000 South Dakota Fund grant to SPURS Therapeutic Riding Center. Funds will support the purchase of a manual rotation portable sling lift.

“We are thrilled to be awarded a grant from the South Dakota Community Foundation to help purchase a new Life Essentials Equestrian Lift”, said Dani Multhaup, head instructor, SPURS Therapeutic Riding Center. “This lift will help keep our program safe and effective and give us a little more peace of mind when mounting our riders.”

Founded in 1992, SPURS is one of the oldest and largest therapeutic horseback riding centers in South Dakota. They serve over 200 disabled riders, ranging in age from 6 – 80 years with special needs ranging from muscular dystrophy to cerebral palsy to spinal cord injuries.

“The South Dakota Community Foundation is proud to partner with SPURS Therapeutic Riding Center as they work to ensure the safety of their riders”, said Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer. “Injury reduction for riders, volunteers and horses is a worthwhile investment.”

The South Dakota Fund is an unrestricted fund that makes grants in support of culture, economic development, education, health and human services. The SDCF awards grants throughout the year to nonprofits that meet vital and diverse needs across the state. Interested applicants can learn more by visiting https://sdcommunityfoundation.org/for-nonprofits/sd-fund-grants/

About our donors

The SDCF distributed more than $18.8 million in grants in 2018 which made a tremendous difference in communities statewide. This would not have been possible without the generosity of our donors. If you have a specific cause you would like to support or would prefer to give for the general good of our state, please visit https://sdcommunityfoundation.org/for-donors/ to learn more or give us a call at (605) 224-1025.