Senate President Stephen Sweeney
Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli
Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro

SNJ Today – A unique facility in South Jersey has opened with officials there hoping to make dreams come true for people living with disabilities.

On Wednesday, July 25th, state and local officials, as well a members of the community, gathered at the Gloucester County Dream Park for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new Therapeutic Riding Center at the park.

Officials say the new center will help support the dream of those with special needs to be able to learn about and ride these gentle giants.

“Parents want the best for their kids and this is something that will make a big difference in lives of disabled people,” said Steven Sweeney, N.J. State Senate President.

The new Therapeutic Riding Center at the Gloucester County Dream Park is equipped with a special chairlift; a ramp; holding pens for the horses; as well as state-of-the-art lighting, fans, and heaters to allow special-needs individuals to learn about riding year round.

It is currently home to four therapy horses, and more than 40 students and 45 volunteers.

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New Therapeutic Riding Center Opens in Gloucester County