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Ocean Breeze – City’s Long-Delayed Therapeutic Horse-Riding Arena Opens in Ocean Breeze

(DNAINFO)  Nicholas Rizzi | May 2, 2016 — The city opened the $5.8 million Ocean Breeze Riding Arena Friday, which broke ground in 2014.

A long-delayed indoor horse riding arena for people with disabilities has finally opened.

The Parks Department revealed the $5.8 million Ocean Breeze Riding Arena, which has stables, grooming areas, a lobby and observational room for visitors, on Friday. It broke ground in 2014.

“I am so proud of this facility,” Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver said.

The facility will be the new headquarters for Helping Others Overcome Personal Handicaps (HOOPH), a therapeutic riding program that offers physical and occupational therapy for people ages 3 to 21 with issues ranging from mild learning disabilities to autism, head injuries, muscular dystrophy or other health challenges, according to the agency’s website.

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