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2014-04-03

Wells Fargo donates to Triple H

Special to the Courier

Pictured: Photo courtesy HHH
Adults pictured include Heike Westover, Triple H special education assistant; Barbara Berlin, Triple H volunteer representative; Sharon Treece, Wells Fargo store manager for Bandera; Kathy Harbaugh, Triple H program director and horse trainer; Laura Berlin, Triple H assistant program director; Kent Harbaugh, chairman, Triple H Board of Trustees; Susan Powell, Triple H volunteer and Brant Powell, vice president, Triple H Board. The children attend Currington Elementary in Boerne ISD.


Mack the Horse
to model for
equitherapy
students

Sharon Treece, Wells Fargo store manager for Bandera, presented bank mascot Mack the Horse to Triple H Equitherapy Center in Pipe Creek. Mack is a huge and adoreable stuffed horse. Triple H staff use Mack to teach youngsters the basics of horsemanship, such as the parts of a horse.
Mack is proving to be a terrific teacher's aide. Children of all ages enjoy learning about the parts of a horse and other basic information with Mack as their model. The children pictured are enrolled in one of Triple H's therapeutic riding programs, Hooves, Hearts & Heroes.
Hooves, Hearts & Heroes, an experiential learning program, collaborates with area independent school districts to provide unique, horse-facilitated learning and therapeutic riding for special needs students.
Currently, Triple H works with special education students from Currington Elementary, Fair Oaks Elementary (Boerne ISD), and Somerset ISD. Triple H has worked with Bandera ISD schools in the past and looks forward to doing so again in the near future.
Ginger Eways, executive director at Triple H, stated, "In Hooves, Hearts & Heroes,Triple H structures lessons to enrich what the children are learning in their life skills classes at school. Often, children are able to make significant strides towards their learning objectives because their experiences with the horses are special. A distinctive human-horse bond develops and provides motivation to learn with lots of joy during the learning process."
"Treece and Wells Fargo contribute so much to our Bandera community," Eways noted. "Triple H appreciates the support of Sharon and the other great folks at Wells Fargo."
Triple H serves children and adults-including veterans-with a wide array of physical, emotional, and mental health disabilities. Triple H offers a variety of programs that can meet the needs of individuals with physical, emotional, and mental health challenges.
Triple H is the only premier therapeutic riding and driving center in the San Antonio and Hill Country areas that is fully accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH, Int'l). It is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity and donations are tax-deductible.
For more information about programs offered and volunteer opportunities please contact Keisha Laughy, Triple H volunteer and community affairs director, at 830-510-9515 or keisha@triple-h.org.