Each month, Naples Therapeutic Riding Center selects a rider of the month. This person is a participant in the therapeutic riding program who is going above and beyond in “making strides” as they leverage the benefits of equine-assisted therapies.
Emilio has been riding with Naples Therapeutic Riding Center (NTRC) since 2015. He was referred by his Physical Therapist from NCH Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation Center after he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
His mother Monica told us, “Our family as a whole has seen the benefits of riding in Emilio. He really enjoys riding, especially trotting. Naples Therapeutic Riding Center has been an important piece in Emilio’s development. He faced a lot of challenges with gross motor skills when he first started attending NTRC. Since then, Emilio has shown continuous progress in his balance, coordination, numerous gross motors skills, and has improved many other skills since he began riding. WE LOVE NTRC!!!!!!”
Emilio is a special part of the NTRC family and we are proud to Spotlight him this month. Keep on trotting Emilio!
January – Vivienne
February – Marie
March – Nathan
April – Mike
May – Debbie
June – Mainleys
July – Lauren
August – Aldijana