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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Some horse riders with special challenges got a chance to show their skills Saturday morning.

The Southwest Georgia Therapeutic Riding Center held its spring horse show at Hunny Pot Stables in Lee County.

Parents got a chance to see students who cannot compete in Special Olympics showoff what they've learned this year.

About 20 participants took part and won ribbons for their precision maneuvers.

"These are some of the most challenged riders from Albany ARC, they can't work and can't participate in other sports because of their physical abilities so this is what they can do," said Gretchen Gay, Southwest Georgia Therapeutic Riding Center.

They riding center normally helps challenged riders compete in the state equestrian Special Olympics.

They won't be able to this year Special Olympics changed the horse show to August instead of November.

With students out of school, transportation problems, and the hot temperature the older horses will have to endure none of the riders will be able to participate.

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