Lisa Berlin, a rider at Ivy Hill Equestrian Center, will represent the United States at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles from July 25- August 2.
Berlin has been a rider at Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center since 2009. She is 1 of 3 riders from Pennsylvania chosen to compete on the 10 member equestrian team as a part of the World games.
Berlin will be competing in the Walk- Trot Supported division. She will be competing in 3 classes: Equitation, which is judged on rider position, Trail, which is judged on how well the rider can maneuver the horse through obstacles, and Relay.
In its 47th year, the Special Olympics World Games promotes equality, tolerance and acceptance around the world bringing attention to the Special Olympics movement and creating positive policy change for people with disabilities around the world. The games begin on July 25 with the opening ceremonies, which include a special appearance by Michelle Obama, performances by Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne, Cassadee Pope and more. This year, the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will see 7,000 athletes representing 177 countries. In its 47th year, the Special Olympic World Games is dedicated
In its 16th year, The mission of Ivy Hill is utilize the equine experience in building pathways for personal growth, in strengthening supporting relationships and in broadening community involvement for individuals with special needs.For more information, visit http://www.ivyhillequestrian.org