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Non-profit horse riding association seeks new land

Posted at 1:08 PM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 18:26:13-04

A Bellevue non-profit, Cherish Riding Association, is looking for a new home for its herd of horses after the land they were leasing goes up for sale.

The riding club is geared toward teaching children in the area to ride horses at no cost, in exchange for volunteer hours caring for the horses and raising funds for the non-profit.

The goal is to mentor children and teach responsibility and ethics through riding, care of the horses and maintenance of their pasture and corral.

The group was using 20 acres of farmland for the horses to roam free, but the owners they were leasing from is planning to sell their land due to health concerns of a family member.

Now, the herd of rescue and donated horses is being split up and sent to different locations until a permanent home is found.

Several are going a club member's land in Malvern, while others are going to boarding facilities in Plattsmouth and one horse is headed to Papillion.

The non-profit is looking to lease at least eight acres of land to give the herd a permanent home and is looking to the community for help.

You can learn more about Cherish Riding Association at http://cherishriding.org/Sponsorship.html