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Derby Party Benefits Children's Hippotherapy Program

By news@wbbjtv.com
By 7 Eyewitness News Staff

It was a sea of colorful, decorative derby hats in downtown Jackson's Miss Ollie's Piano Bar, and it was for a great cause.

Saturday, the Therapy and Learning Center hosted a derby party to benefit children who use hippotherapy treatment. Hippotherapy uses the movement of a horse as treatment strategy in physical, occupational, and speech language therapy.

Participants had a chance to enjoy customary derby cuisine while sporting their unique hats. More than one hundred people showed and dozens participated in the hat parade.

Therapy-E-Learning Center's Beth Koffman, "It's a great event. Everybody has fun. It's something everybody gets into and enjoys picking a horse. But at the end of the day, we know we raised money to help the kids and that is the best part."

Organizers said they have raised more than $4,000.

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