TREMONTON - February 2, 2022
The GFWC Women’s Civic League, Inc., along with the GFWC Brigham City Women’s Club, were hostesses for the GFWC of Utah Mid-Winter Conference at the Bear River Valley Senior Center in Tremonton on Saturday, January 28, 2022.
Makenna Osborne was representing the Ride Utah! Program. Makenna is a graduate student at Utah State University. Ride Utah! is an equine extension program that has been developed by Utah State University to provide a trail ride experience for active military and military veterans. Trail rides are held throughout the summer and fall ranging from Cache Valley to St. George to San Juan County.
Makenna talked about the benefits that the participants reap from the trail rides such as relaxation, provide enjoyment, and improve relationships with friends and family. Ride Utah! consists of a 2-hour trail ride, lunch, and a professionally moderated group discussion focusing on military family issues.
The program is hosted locally by county extension and collaborates with community members and military support groups. Results have shown that Ride Utah! is harnessing Utah’s natural beauty and resources into a successful program that is improving participants emotional wellbeing and strengthening communities.