On April 12 Beyond Boundaries, an equine assisted therapy facility located in Ward, Ark., will host the 8th Annual Boot Scootin’ 5k Dash. This is a fundraiser focused on raising awareness of this organization by actively engaging the community that it serves. Participants can choose from two registration options. There is a $20 Option A registration fee for 5k participants that includes a runner’s gift bag and cotton race shirt. The $25 Option B registration includes the registration fee, runner’s gift bag and an Under Armour t-shirt. The race begins at the Beyond Boundaries facility, 2195 Peyton St., Ward, Ark., at 8 a.m. Online registration is available at www.beyondboundariesar.com or visit their Facebook page for more details about the race and the center's program. Beyond Boundaries is a non-profit therapy center that was established in 2003 and gained non-profit status in 2004. Beyond Boundaries offers a productive environment where certified physical, occupational and speech therapists can treat clients. The program boasts an indoor arena, as well as an outdoor riding area that serves as a “sensory garden” for therapy.
Beyond Boundaries currently has 12 nationally registered hippotherapists (physical, occupational and speech therapist) that practice at its facility. Program Director Jamie Carman-Regan is a therapeutic riding instructor who holds an Advanced Instructor Training Level. There are only two individuals in Arkansas with this credentialing.
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