From the founder’s heart;
I wish to thank you for letting us share this program with you. Though I am the founder of CHUM Therapeutic Riding, it has always been clear that it is a God driven, faith built, and grace guided journey we are on here. Our CHUM family would like to welcome you to this ‘site’ and encourage you to visit our program site. We serve individuals from as young as 14 months through senior citizens using Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies from therapeutic and sport riding to the use of hippotherapy (hippos is Greek for horse) in treatment sessions.
We are an integrated program where individuals with and without disabilities share and develop their love for horses. In this process we see ‘life lessons’ occurring in the barn, victories over challenges, hope over despair, and relationships building in trust and love. We are blessed with a heated indoor arena, an outdoor arena on warm days, and some trails when the weather permits.
As an eclectic program we offer therapeutic riding, 4H & competition for all ages, OT services with hippotherapy, multidisciplinary research with 5 different colleges and universities, internships, and more. We are a NARHA Premier Accredited Center and strive to serve the communities, many up to two hours away, with equine activities.
We extend our deepest thanks to all of our sponsors, volunteers, staff, friends and families who keep us in their lives on a multitude of levels of time & prayer, funding, and other resources. Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments. Sign in to the site and newsletters will automatically be sent to your email. We hope to see you at the barn!
Submitted by bonnie on Fri, 05/08/2015 - 9:26pm
From now through August 31, Lexlin Gypsy Ranch will be taking votes for Premier Therapeutic Riding Centers who were nominated to receive a gift of a Gypsy Vanner to their program! They are only giving 10 horses away and CHUM was nominated!!! So please go to http://gypsygift.pgtb.me/jsGLMS
to vote for CHUM. Scroll down til you see the picture of CHUM's program and click on the vote box in upper right corner. You can vote every day or as often as you can. Every vote makes a difference for us here at CHUM. You can only vote once in a 24 hour period!! Please help!! Vote often :)!
Submitted by bonnie on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 7:38pm
If you have tried to send a message to CHUM via the Contact page on our website, your message ended up somewhere in cyberspace and NOT in our inbox - which would explain why you did not receive a reply from us. Please accept our sincerest apologies. The good news is that the Contact page is now working and we are receiving messages sent from the website!
Submitted by bonnie on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:38pm
MAY 2, 2015 Jason Gray, national Christian music artist, is coming to Michigan to give a benefit concert for CHUM Therapeutic Riding at The ROC in Mason. The Recreation Outreach Center is located at 1706 E Dansville Rd Mason MI 48854. The doors will open at 6pm and the concert starts at 7. TICKETS are just $20 and are very limited due to the size of the venue. TO PURCHASE TICKETS got to iTickets at http://www.itickets.com/events/338481.html
. This will be a very special concert and all proceeds go to CHUM Therapeutic Riding!
Submitted by bonnie on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:16pm
MARCH 7, 2015 CHUM's big spring annual fundraiser! The 'Rise Up for Spring; CHUM's Night Out' dinner event!! A wonderful night of dinning and entertainment. A huge buffet dinner with Top Round, Spiral Ham, Chicken Marsala, Beef Masacholli and all that goes with such entrees! Then a Silent Auction and Live Auction with Mel White, games and more prizes! Music will be provided by the Company of Strangers Band throughout the evening! JUST $35.00 per ticket for several hours of fun, food, and friendship!
Submitted by bonnie on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:29am
We are undergoing website reconstruction and revitalizing!! YES PayPal still works on this site and we welcome its use for rider fees, donations for rider scholarships, for the 'Gathering of the Herd' horse sponsorships, and other fund raising events. Thanks to a new CHUM volunteer who is giving of her gifts to help us with this huge task, you will see many changes to come. We have been so blessed all these years with those who have these gifts and are very thankful to them for all they do! Now we welcome a new member to the CHUM family who will be bringing new life to the site.
Submitted by bonnie on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:21am
Annual Christmas Open House and Silent Auction at Edgewood United Church on Hagadorn Rd E. Lansing MI. We hold our annual event with a pot luck of favorite family foods provided by all who come! We have our year end awards for 'Child Rider of the Year', 'Youth Rider of the Year', 'Adult Rider of the Year', 'Horse of the Year', 'Volunteer of the Year', and 'Staff of the Year'! And we have many many items donated by CHUM families for the silent auction!
Submitted by bonnie on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:14am
'Riding My Way Back', a Richie Goldman/Robin Fryday Purposeful Productions Short Film will debut nationally during Veterans week in DC, www.ridingmywayback.com
. We have been asked to host local screenings of the film too, as both a fundraiser for CHUM and an awareness of our services that also include veterans in our Equine Activities and Therapies at CHUM Therapeutic Riding!
Submitted by bonnie on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:17am
Submitted by bonnie on Mon, 03/28/2011 - 4:37pm
A Celebration of Gods Blessings!
BANDS: Faith 4, The Michael Maher Band, TSA (The Savior's Army) and White Stone Identity take the stage at 2 pm
The ROC! 1706 W. Dansville Rd., Mason, MI
Family activities starting at 12:00 noon and running throughout the day with games for kids, obstacle course, clowns, balloon animals, face painting, craft tent and so much more. $5/person $15/family.
Meet our therapy horses.
Refreshments served throughout the day’s activities.
Donations to benefit CHUM Therapeutic Riding
For more information call Bonnie DePue 517-204-0974
Submitted by Erin Frisch on Mon, 11/29/2010 - 5:07pm
CHUM Annual Open House and Silent Auction
December 7, 2012 5:30 ‘ ish’ to 9 pm
More details to follow!