SINHG Explores Horses As Therapy

The Seabrook Island Natural History Group’s (SINHG) spring series of evening programs concludes on Thursday evening, April 13, 2023 with a presentation on Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) by Executive Director Colleen Trepen.

The program at The Lake House will begin at 7:00 pm in the Live Oak Room. All Seabrook Island residents and their guests are welcome. There’s a $5 charge for non-SINHG members. Registration is available at

Since 1991, CATR has been expanding the horizons of adults and children with disabilities in partnership with horses, beginning with a small program in Summerville and now long established at its 43-acre farm on Johns Island, where it serves more than 150 clients each year. A Premier Accredited Center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, the national sanctioning body of the industry, CATR serves a varied population of children and adults with cognitive, physical or developmental challenges, as well as veterans with service-related physical or emotional issues. In recent years, the non-profit organization has formed partnerships with MUSC’s physical and occupational therapy departments; with Indigo Hall’s Memory Care unit; and with Summerville’s Coastal Center for adults with cognitive disabilities.

SINHG explores the ecology, history and culture of the Carolina Lowcountry. For more information, click here.

-Submitted by Norm Powers