Students of the Glenholme School, an independent, coeducational, special needs boarding school in Washington, recently provided an equestrian demonstration to showcase the knowledge and skills they developed in the program.

Ten equestrians provided details of their lessons with knowledge, confidence and grace for a large group of family, friends and staff. The students presented the program under the direction of Sarah Soto, the equestrian program coordinator, and Jennifer Vaughan, special education teacher.

The building of special bonds with a horse acts as a powerful antidote for the young people of Glenholme, and in this annual demonstration the students’ sense of pride in caring for and working with their equine friends was evident.

The demonstration further exhibited the extraordinary connection that exists between horses and humans — one which helps young people surmount difficult challenges.