AUGUST 13, 2014

Student stars to shine at Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship’s 5th Annual Starry Knights

Tickets now on sale for annual fundraising event at Scottsdale Plaza Resort
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camelot therapeutic horsemanshipReach for the Stars at Starry Knights
Dinner, Silent Auction & Live Auction
Keynote Presentation Featuring Camelot Students
Saturday, October 25 from 6-9 p.m.
The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Single ticket $125
Table (10 tickets) $1,000

SCOTTSDALE – Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship will host its annual fundraiser, Starry Knights, on Saturday, October 25 and will once again shine the spotlight squarely on its extraordinary students.

claudia rank“Our theme for this year’s Starry Knights is ‘Reach for the Stars’ which is something our students do every day.” said Camelot’s Executive Director, Mary Hadsall. “At this year’s event we are excited to feature two students’ stories, one child and one adult, who beautifully represent the breadth of the community we serve.”  

Claudia Rank (above [on dark horse] & left)
Among the students featured will be 10-year-old Grayhawk Elementary student, Claudia Rank. Claudia was born with cerebral palsy and has been riding horses since she was 2-years-old. Her goal is to someday become a teacher and work with children who have visual impairments.

richard vietorRichard Vietor  (right)
Richard, one of Camelot’s adult students, broke his neck in a diving accident in 2000. While doctors initially believed he would never walk again, Richard has worked hard to regain his mobility and independence. He has discovered that horseback riding increases his ability to stand up straight which, in turn, improves his gait and flexibility. 

Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship is a nonprofit organization that teaches horsemanship to children and adults who have physical disabilities. Camelot has been offering all services at no cost to students for 31 years and is located in North Scottsdale. Camelot will use funds raised through Starry Knights to continue to offer their horsemanship program to children and adults with disabilities free of charge.

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