FAST Event – We’re Chompin’ at the bit!

FAST Event – We’re Chompin’ at the bit!

September 13, 2020

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We’re Chompin’ at the bit!

Blind students ages 4 and up and their families
Sterne Park, 5800 S Spotswood St, Littleton, CO 80120
Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM

On Monday, August 3, the Colorado Center for the Blind and the Arapahoe County Sheriffs Office’s Mounted Unit collaborated for our first challenge recreation activity in nearly 5 months. The sight of groups of 4, 5, and 6 people leaving the Center on our way to Sterne Park looked eerily similar to Secretariat, Seabiscuit, and Justify leaving the starting gate at the Kentucky Derby. Our adult students in our Independence Training Program (ITP) loved the experience as did all of the staff. Shortly after the activity, our Executive Director Julie Deden and Lieutenant Rich Anselmi with the Office of Professional Standards at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office began discussing the possibility of hosting a similar event for our local youth. And so here we are. On Sunday, September 13 from noon to 2:00 PM our blind youth will be able to work with volunteers and deputies from the Mounted Unit to learn all about horses, give them a treat and groom them. We will have horses of all sizes and colors there, hopefully many of you will have the chance to work with the pony Rainbow.

Deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, September 9, space is limited. Please RSVP by emailing or faxing the Media/Social Media Release Form to or 303-778-1598.

For more information, please contact Director of Youth Services Martin Becerra-Miranda at or (303)778-1130 Ext: 223.

Will looks at Love Bug, a miniature horse.

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