It was a raw, chilly day last Saturday for the third annual Medina Creative Therapy Ranch horse show, but the indoor arena was warmed by the happiness and pride of the riders and their families.

Twenty-four riders competed to qualify for the Ohio Special Olympics championship Aug. 19 and 20 in Cincinnati. Nine of them will be chosen to represent Northeast Ohio.

They competed in Western showmanship, Western equitation, English equitation, Western and English barrels, and dressage, said ranch director Sharon Biggins.

Last year, Medina Creative Therapy Ranch riders took home four gold, one silver and three bronze medals from the state competition.

Riders train at the ranch run by Medina Creative Housing, which supports county residents with developmental and physical disabilities.


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