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REINS receives funds for scholarship


Last updated 12/18/2008 at Noon

Attorney Elizabeth McCoy (right) presents a donation to REINS director Debbie Shinner. The money will provide a one-year scholarship for a child with autism.

Attorney Elizabeth McCoy recently donated $1,000 to the REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Scholarship Fund to pay for a year-long scholarship for a child with autism.

REINS is one of the top 20 therapeutic horsemanship facilities in the nation with 180 students riding in the program who range in age from 2 to 80. About 20 percent of the students have autism.

McCoy practices in the area of estate planning with emphasis in Special Needs Trusts. She has donated four REINS scholarships for children with autism.

“The scholarships help families in need,” said REINS director Debbie Shinner. “I can’t tell you the feeling I get when a parent comes into my office crying, telling me that their child can no longer ride because they can’t afford the lessons, and I can say, ‘Don’t worry, someone has provided a scholarship we can offer your child.’”

To donate to the scholarship fund, contact REINS at (760) 731-9168.


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