Martin’s Point Health Care recently contributed $1,000 to support Riding To The Top’s summer programs, but a group of employees wanted to do more! So nine members of the Martin’s Point Health Care marketing team signed up to do “whatever is needed” and found themselves directed to the horse paddocks. Executive Director, Sarah Bronson, noted “In order to offer our services we need happy and healthy horses. Keeping their living spaces clean is vital to their health—and with a herd of 18, there is constantly work to be done!” According to Bronson, community volunteers and corporate work groups donated nearly 12,000 hours last year, working in lessons, caring for horses and maintaining the facilities.
Russ Phillips, Martin’s Point Manager of Marketing and Community Engagement added, “Our group really enjoyed seeing Riding To The Top staff in action, working with a client rider. It brought home the value of this organization’s work in our community and we left knowing our volunteer efforts were supporting a great cause.”
About Martin’s Point Health Care
Martin's Point Health Care is a progressive, not-for-profit organization uniquely providing both CARE and COVERAGE to the people of Maine and beyond for more than 35 years. Headquartered in Portland, they offer primary and specialty care at seven health care centers in southern Maine and New Hampshire. They also administer two health insurance plans: Generations Advantage, the largest Medicare Advantage plan in Maine, and the US Family Health Plan (TRICARE Prime®) for military families and retirees in northern New England, New York, and Pennsylvania.
About Riding To the Top
Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center (RTT) was founded in 1993. Our mission is enhancing health and wellness through equine assisted activities and therapies. Located just west of Portland in Windham, Maine, RTT is the state’s only year round PATH Intl. accredited center (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) solely dedicated to Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies. More than 250 clients visit annually, assisted by certified instructors, a herd of 18 horses and over 160 volunteers; all specially trained to assist with therapeutic riding, carriage driving and hippotherapy. Riding To The Top is a community-based nonprofit, receives no federal or state funding and provides scholarships to over 60 percent of its clients. For more information about client services, volunteering, or making a gift, please visit us at .org or call 892-2813.