The mission of Lift Me Up! is to provide a safe, effective, and challenging therapeutic riding program dedicated to helping children and adults with a wide range of disabilities. By combining the use of horses and the skills of certified instructors, Lift Me Up! seeks to help riders develop physically, mentally, and emotionally in a caring and fun environment that empowers the rider in ways very different from traditional therapy.
By combining the unique and special presence of therapy horses and the skills of caring registered instructors Lift Me Up! helps hundreds students gain confidence, strength and self-esteem in a friendly, fun environment. Riding at Lift Me Up! helps students to sit and stand unassisted, walk independently, improve their focus and attention span and enhance their social and communication skills.
The Briscoe family became involved in Lift Me Up! when their daughter Callie became a horse owner in 2006 and was looking for a local barn to board Brandy. Karen served as Gala chair in 2006 and 2007 and those events set a new bar in fundraising amounts for the charity. Karen has also been a Board member since that time and in the last few years in the capacity as a member of the Advisory Board. The HBC Group hosts a table at the annual fundraising gala.
For more information on Lift Me Up! or for information on how you can get involved, go to: http://liftmeup.org/