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Kids Enjoyed the Annual Partners N Pals

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Kids rode on horses at the event. Kids rode on horses at the event.
RICHLAND, WA- The 20th annual Partners N Pals Horseback Riding Day took place Friday. 

The Arc of Tri-Cities and CH2M Hill worked together to put the event on for the special needs kids at the Richland Riders Club.

Over 100 children participated in horseback riding, the petting zoo, and other activities.

Monti Franckowiak, a parent of one of the participants, said that her son has looked forward to this event for months and that it has made a difference.

“He's a totally different child when he's on the horse, and for me to get to see my son totally become a new person and just relax, it's a miracle,” said Franckowiak.

The volunteers helped the kids get on the horses and took them on a ride in the arena. 

“It is the highlight of their summer camp for many of them to get to ride with the horses.  The people that are handling the horses make them feel safe and comfortable doing it, and it just becomes a safe and positive even,” said Deputy Vice President of the event, Kelly Wooley.

The children at the event were between the ages of seven and 21.  The fire department was also there to support the event.
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