Fall Classic Polo Match Will Benefit Charleston Area Nonprofit Group Rein and Shine
(October 7, 2011) RAVENEL, SC – The McDaniels Audi of Charleston Fall Classic Polo Match will donate a portion of its proceeds to Rein and Shine, a local nonprofit group providing horseback riding as therapy to children and adults with special needs throughout the Charleston area. The match is set for Sunday, November 6 at Hyde Park Farm and Polo Club and features professional players from the United States and abroad along with local well-known amateurs including South Carolina legislator Chip Limehouse. The gate opens at 1 pm, with the match beginning at 3 pm.
Rein and Shine is a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) premier accredited facility and has been providing horseback riding as therapy since 2001. Rein and Shine is dedicated to providing an alternative method of healing to children and adults with physical, emotional, social and/or cognitive disabilities.
Currently, the therapeutic program serves over 80 special-needs students, including individuals with disabilities, as well as school groups from Wando High School, Moultrie Middle School, Charleston Autism Academy and St. James Santee Elementary. Rein and Shine also offers riding lessons for mainstream students who want to learn how to properly care for, ride, understand and appreciate horses and ponies. A portion of all proceeds from the Horsemanship Program is used to support the Therapeutic Riding Program.
More information about Rein and Shine and their innovative therapeutic programs is available at www. reinandshine.org and by calling 843-849-0964.
“We are very supportive of the fine work Rein and Shine does throughout our area,” says Amy Vann Flowers, owner of Hyde Park Farm and organizer of the annual event. “This is a very exciting and innovative form of therapy that produces wonderful results.” In addition to the polo match, the Fall Classic will feature live music, and food and beverages from local vendors. Reserved tents are available for groups that want to set up their own parties, while tailgating spots along the field can be purchased in advance or at the gate. General admission is $12, with children 10 and under admitted free. Parking is free.
The 380-acre Hyde Park Farm and Polo Club, situated approximately 20 miles from Charleston, features polo fields, expansive pastures and paddocks, and a renovated 1880s farm house with a heated saltwater pool. The farm offers turnkey polo instruction through its on-site, professionally staffed school, and also arranges matches for interested players. Hyde Park Farm also provides complete boarding facilities and services for horses.
A range of on-site options also are available for weddings, special events, private parties, and corporate retreats and outings.
Hyde Park Farm and Polo Club is located at 6763 Davis Road, Ravenel, SC 29470. Complete details are available at www.hydeparkpoloclub.com or by calling 843-571-3431.