We are GIHA! GIHA is a grassroots group of Salt Spring Islanders with a passion for all things equestrian. We have formed a BC registered non-profit Society to raise funds towards the purchase of property for a public equestrian recreation centre. Our goal is to create an all-inclusive centre with indoor and outdoor riding arenas, educational space, trails, and boarding stables that will be run by and for the residents of the Gulf Islands community. All equine related activities will be welcome; for example: those related to the sport of riding, Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning, Therapeutic Riding programs and Natural Horsemanship
GIHA's mandate is to promote lifelong education, good sportsmanship and ethical environmental practices, all within the realm of equestrian activities.
The public riding centre will offer subsidized riding lessons and equestrian activities for lower income families. We will also endeavour to offer Equine Assisted Learning programs to all members of the community, including those with little or no horse experience.
We are committed to promoting and preserving all horse related activities on Salt Spring Island and throughout Gulf Islands region.
--> We are currently fundraising and are able to give charitable receipts via Sport BC under tax #P363.
Some potentially suitable properties have been identified on Salt Spring and we are working on collecting funds for a down payment.
Our goal is to raise $500,000!
1. Help us FUNDRAISE.
2. Make a DONATION!
3. Become a GIHA MEMBER.
5. TALK to us about your ideas!
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