Ice Cream Festival @ Hunter’s Rest

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Date(s) - 02/03/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


ice cream festival


WHERE – Hunter’s Rest
WHEN – 2 March 2019
COSTS – R60 per adult & R30 for children under 13
Contact – Karen 084 422 2377 /
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  • Stands available with electricity – R700
  • Stands available without electricity – R500
  • Entertainment include – Dancers / Music / Competitions / Horse Riding
  • Highlight of the event – Mr & Miss Ice Cream Festival ( Age Groups )


Children require varied developmental tools to best suit their unique needs. Through the rhythmic movement of horses, therapeutic intervention is provided for many children with a myriad of special needs. A child riding the horse receives constant sensory input including vestibular, proprioceptive, tactile, auditory, olfactory and visual. The vestibular system that controls balance and equilibrium is stimulated because the child is on a dynamic surface. The Vestibular system is located in the inner ear. It responds to movement and gravity and is therefore involved with our sense of balance, coordination and eye movements. The therapist enhances this input by having the child change the position of his/her head. Changing positions causes movement in the semi-circular canals, the part of the body that affects balance. By stimulating this area, the child’s ability to process vestibular input can improve. Proprioception is the body’s ability to process heaviness, location and resistance of objects in relation to the body. It affects posture, movement and the ability to process changes in equilibrium. The body receives proprioceptive input when the nerve endings in the muscles are stimulated, which happens when a part of the body is touched or moved, even by gravity. For example, typically functioning proprioceptive systems allow a person to close his eyes and still know where his arm ends. When a child rides a horse, the lower extremities receive proprioceptive input from touching the horse. When you add movement, the entire body receives this input. The therapist can also enhance this input by having the child change positions on the horse, having more or less of the body touching the horse. Both of these systems, along with the tactile system, work closely together and are all stimulated when a child is simply trying to maintain balance on the horse. The touch, sights, sounds and smells of the horse and the farm contribute to stimulating other sensory systems. During therapy, most of these systems are stimulated. Self confidence is gained through socializing with the horses and self worth are promoted.


Goeie dag Mede Rustenburgers,

  • Ons hou die 2de Maart 2019 van 8 uur tot 17h00 ‘n heerlike Roomysfees by Hunters Rest.
  • Enige skool, kerk, organisasie, groep, individue kan ‘n stalletjie bespreek en ‘n bietjie geld maak die dag.
  • Die toegangsfooi by die hek en staanplek se fooi gaan ten bate van In Touch Therapy vir ‘n perde sleepwa.
  • In Touch Therapy reik uit na almal wat emosioneel of fisies ‘n uitdaging het. Ons probeer dan ook die wat dit nie kan bekostig nie, gratis help.
  • Ons besoek Spes Bona ook om die gestremdes ‘n kansie te gee om die tipe van terapie te ervaar.
  • Ons wil graag stalletjies daar hê met soveel verskillende soorte roomys as wat moontlik kan!
  • Klasse kan teen mekaar ‘n uitdaging rig, of verskillende grade, besighede, die onderwysers, ens. ‘n Gesonde geleentheid met gesonde vermaak!



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