News Releases

NEC Announces Name Change

Naples Equestrian Challenge Announces New Name         Announcement comes on the heels of capital campaign completion (Naples, FL, March 7, 2017) – Naples Equestrian Challenge (NEC) is excited to announce that it has changed its name to Naples … Continue reading

Four owlet siblings admitted in four days

95 animals admitted this past week Nine downy woodpeckers and four common barn owls were among the 95 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions include a striped … Continue reading

BeCAUSE They Care: Nonprofits in the news

Naples Equestrian Challenge appoints board members Naples Equestrian Challenge recently appointed three new members to its 2015 board of directors. Jeanne Dalessando, Dr. Bonny Eads-Dery and Pat Neale join returning board members President Dr. William Swartz, Past President Kyle Christianson, … Continue reading

LA EQUINOTERAPIA y sus beneficios

La Equinoterapia ofrece excelentes beneficios, relaja los músculos, aumenta la movilidad de las articulaciones, fortalece y mejora la postura, el equilibrio y la coordinación. También desarrolla confianza en sí mismo, la concentración y la autodisciplina. Los caballos son una fuente … Continue reading

Naples Equestrian Challenge honored by Kelly E. Capolino’s 2015 Diamond Volunteer Award

sue@esuehuff.com 03/24/15 Flag Naples Equestrian Challenge honored by Kelly E. Capolino’s 2015 Diamond Volunteer Award Naples Equestrian Challenge (NEC) was honored by Kelly Capolino and presented a 2015 Diamond Volunteer Award on March 19. The private reception and awards presentation … Continue reading

Collier Citizen 2015 Horse Show

Helping developmentally disabled kids experience the thrill of riding horses is a labor of love. It’s also labor-intensive – each rider requires three volunter helpers, one to lead the horse, and one walking along on either side.

Equine therapy helping hundreds in Naples

NAPLES, Fla. – More than 100 riders showed off their skills at the 15th annual Naples Equestrian Challenge Horse Show this weekend. The nonprofit helps 150 riders, ages two to 87, using horseback riding for physical therapy. Four-year-old Jack Bowdish, … Continue reading

Naples Equestrian Challenge honors volunteers

At a recent volunteer appreciation dinner, Naples Equestrian Challenge recognized the service of several volunteers including Sue Lottridge and Lea Haven along with the more than 350 other dedicated volunteers who make their work possible. Lottridge was named the 2015 … Continue reading

Therapy teaches special needs students to ride horses

As Kimmy Correa took control of Ted, a 1,200-pound Percheron, the crowd cheered. The horse trotted across the riding arena with poise as 14-year-old Kimmy held on. Volunteers walked beside her to make sure she was steady. Kimmy, who has … Continue reading

Therapy on horseback: Naples Equestrian Challenge offers riding for the developmentally disabled

Helping developmentally disabled kids experience the thrill of riding horses is a labor of love. It’s also labor-intensive — each rider requires three volunteer helpers, one to lead the horse, and one walking along on either side.

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