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Live music, auctions on tap for Tahoe hoedown fundraiser

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Kids & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center’s 15th annual fundraiser will take place Saturday from 4-9 p.m. at the Crystal Bay Casino.

The patio and parking lot will be the set for the Western-themed event.

Guests will be treated to barbecue catered by Brimm’s A Catering Co., live music by Sixteen Tons, and entertainment by celebrity emcee, singer and songwriter Darin Talbot.

The event will also feature whiskey-tasting and dancing; attendees are encouraged to wear Western apparel. In addition to great food and entertainment, there will be silent and live auctions.

Kids & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center, a 501(c)3 organization, was founded in 1999 by Sam Waldman; it is located at the Double W Ranch in Minden.

The program offers an opportunity for freedom and self-fulfillment for children and adults with special needs. It is based on the concept that every human being, regardless of his or her disabilities, can benefit from an equine experience.

“There are people who may think that Kids & Horses is about giving pony rides to children with special needs. Nothing could be further from the truth. Kids & Horses provides an extremely high level of integrated therapy,” said Tami Force, mother of eleven year-old, Ryan, a student in the program, who has Cerebral Palsy and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Since all services are provided at minimal cost to the students, Kids & Horses seeks its financial support from private and corporate donors, service clubs, grants and its fund raising events.

Kids & Horses is the only Premiere PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Center in Northern Nevada.

Tickets Saturday’s event are $50 for adults and $15 for children under the age of 12.

For tickets and more information, contact Doug Brimm at 775-745-3511, Joanna Rice at 775-772-6112, Sue Woskow at 805-338-9499 or Kids & Horses at 775-267-1775 or visit http://www.kidsandhorses.org.

Tickets can also be purchased at Bowl Incline and The Potlatch in Incline Village.