A Knight to Remember

Clients of the SMILES program were warmly welcomed at the 2014 Pre-National Kick Off Event for the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association.

The evening of education and entertainment was hosted at the farm of Jill and Jeff McCrae, in Grayslake, IL.  Stunning appearances were made by the horses and riders of Medieval Times, in Chicago IL. Demonstrations of French Classical Dressage captivated the crowd.  Clients of the SMILES program were also provided an opportunity to share their talents and to provide a demonstration of the many benefits of Therapeutic Riding. Special thanks to Janita Smith and her friends who organized this event to benefit SMILES.  Very special thanks to Steve Jensen of The Henry and Jensen Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, who brought these elements together in such a successful way, and who also sponsored the catering for the evening affair.  SMILES  is honored to have been included in this celebration, and we are  proud to have shared the same arena with these passionate equestrians!  Thank you!