The Sage Creek Equestrian Center in Heber, will host Tribute to a Wild Born Legacy, a colt-starting clinic by Sage Creek trainer Jim Hicks using only wild-born horses to benefit the Intermountain Wild Horse and Burro Advisors, Inc. (IWHBA), a non-profit corporation that works in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to educate the general public about the wild-born horse, and ensure successful adoptions by gentling BLM-gathered horses prior to adoptions. The event, which takes place on Saturday, March 24 at 9 a.m. at Sage Creek Equestrian Center, 3131 W. 3000 South, will also include wild-horse gentling demonstrations by Cliff Tiption of IWHBA, raffles of horse equipment, feed, gift certificates, etc, and wild horse adoptions. Several of the wild horses that will be auctioned are already halter broke and one has 60 days training by Jim Hicks. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are available by contacting Jenn Layman at (435) 901-3480 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The National Ability Center (NAC) honored Bob Howson as the volunteer of the quarter. Howson has volunteered with the adaptive ski program at Park City Mountain Resort for five years. He first became involved when a friend told him about his experiences volunteering with adaptive skiing in Winter Park, Colo. For the past five years, Howson has volunteered full-time with both the MD Anderson and One Step groups in addition to volunteering part-time with regular ski sessions. Howson is an avid skier, cyclist, and traveler who feels very fortunate to share his passions with participants at the NAC. Howson is also a retired airline pilot who served on the Air Force. He is an enthusiast for programs designed for veterans with disabilities. He shares his love of ability freely and compassionately. For more information on the National Ability Center or to volunteer visit http://www.DiscoverNAC.org or call 649-3991.
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