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What happened to the horses at North Kerr Avenue and U.S. 117 (Coastal Therapeutic Riding)?

Si Cantwell

Q. We would like to know what happened to the horses at North Kerr Avenue and U.S. 117 in the Wrightsboro area. And what are the plans for the stables and farm.

A. That was the Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program. The operators of the nonprofit organization have moved to a 23-acre farm at 8120 Sidbury Road.

Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program was established in 1999, and had been renting at the location at 3507 N. Kerr Ave. for a decade.

It now has a permanent home, said Kim Niggel, the executive director. She and her husband are purchasing the property, which will be used by the riding program.

The farm was named Russell’s Reach LLC in honor of members of Niggel’s family.

A capital campaign will be launched soon to build an indoor arena so the nonprofit can offer its services in good weather and bad.

Coastal Therapeutic offers adaptive equine activities, using horseback riding and related activities as therapy. It works with people of all ages and ranges of physical, developmental and mental disabilities and ailments.

For more information about Coastal Therapeutic, call Niggel at 470-0490.

Niggel said a new tenant will move into the North Kerr Avenue property in March, a business called Shady Paddock that offers services including horse lessons and boarding.


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