This Saturday, October 6th, animal lovers will have two opportunities to experience the magic of Helen Woodward Animal Center in two very different ways and each event is only a short walk away on the Center grounds.
The third annual ‘Wags to Riches’ rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m.- 3p.m. at the Helen Woodward Animal Center Pavillion.
For the first time, Helen Woodward Animal Center is partnering with the Sustainers of the Junior League of San Diego to put on the very best rummage sale in the city.
The Helen Woodward Animal Center Pavilion Area will come alive at with gorgeous furniture donated by Ark Antiques in La Jolla, along with designer clothing donated by My Sister’s Closet in University Town Center.
The 1500 square foot pavilion will be filled with more fantastic treasures than ever before. Exciting finds include bicycles, jewelry, horse saddles, sporting goods, pet supplies, artwork, books, housewares, and a “quality corner” for high-end antique items.
According to event organizers, all proceeds will be split between Helen Woodward Animal Center and Junior League of San Diego, and any unsold items will be donated to United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County.
In addition to the rummage sale, the 2012 Therapeutic Riding Show ‘Olympic Inspiration’ event will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the center’s riding arena.
Riding students will get to show off their newly-developed equine skills to friends and family.
This inspirational show is often the very first time these individuals have ever been recognized for their amazing accomplishments and it is truly a memorable event for the riders and those who get to cheer them on.
The ceremony concludes with Helen Woodward Animal Center President Mike Arms presenting each students with a very special trophy and the excitement and the smiles on their faces is a moving reminder of how much the therapeutic horses have impacted their lives for good.
The Center’s Therapeutic Riding Program benefits children and adults who have a variety of special needs from cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and autism to stroke recovery and learning disabilities.
Students ride specially-trained horses with certified instructors in weekly sessions to develop increased balance and muscle control, improve concentration and short-term memory, and enhance their confidence and self-esteem, event spokesperson Jessica Gercke explained.
The Helen Woodward Animal Center is located at: 6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe CA 92067.