Stable-Spirit to hold Flapjack Fundraiser to raise money for hippotherapy

from Stable-Spirit website

Stable-Spirit is having a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, May 4 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill, 4375 Dowlen Rd. in Beaumont. Tickets are $5 for all the pancakes you can eat and a beverage. Some of these funds will be used to pay for the hippotherapy portion of the program that insurance will not cover for families who are clients (or former clients) of Stable-Spirit and/or Kids Therapy. Hippotherapy is a form of therapy that uses the movement of the horse as a means to achieve therapy goals and is used to treat neurological disorders, musculoskeletal dysfunction, sensory processing disorder, speech and communication dysfunction and balance difficulties.

There are a few ways that you can help:

·      You can come and get some tickets from Stable-Spirit and pre-sale them for us.

·      You can volunteer to be a greeter, seat the guest, pancake server, beverage server, or clean the tables on the day of the event. 

·      Stable-Spirit will need from 14 to 24 Volunteers the day of the event, depending on the number of tickets sold. (Stable-Spirit is hoping to sell 300 or more in tickets)

·      You can purchase one or more tickets for the event.

Stable-Spirit will also be having a Flapjack Fundraiser at the Applebee’s in Port Arthur on Hwy 365 on Saturday, June 1 from 8 to 10 a.m.  So if you prefer to help with that fundraiser because you live in the south or mid-county area, Stable-Spirit would appreciate your help there as well.  Those tickets are not available yet, but if you let Katie Durio know in what capacity you are available to help with that event, she will contact you when those tickets are ready for sale.

The tickets are printed and ready for sale for the Beaumont fundraiser. Contact Katie Durio at (409) 365-5277 or email katie [at] stable-spirit [dot] org if you can help out. For more information about hippotherapy, visit

Stable-Spirit is a nonprofit organization providing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) to youth and adults with a special interest in providing mental health services to people experiencing the affects of crime, crisis, trauma, and other issues that may put them at risk. Stable-Spirit also works with families and groups to best support the needs of the clients.

According to Stable-Spirit, horses provide a neutral medium for transference, capture and hold attention, rapidly break down defense barriers, provide immediate, honest, nonjudgmental feedback and magnificently reflect the inherent beauty of life itself.