When Aero Law Group attorney Cheryl Kringle is not advising the firm on internal legal and business affairs, she is busy serving on the Board of Trustees for Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, “a community where horses transform the bodies, minds, and spirits of people with disabilities.”
Cheryl became involved with the organization after gaining first-hand experience with therapeutic-riding, having learned to ride during recovery from a traumatic car accident. Her equine therapy turned into a passion, and she now competes in Three-Day Eventing with her horse, Miss Tiki. Wanting others to have same opportunity to heal as she did, Cheryl volunteered with Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. In 2020 Cheryl became a member of the Board of Trustees and is currently serving as the Board Chair.
Founded in 1976, Little Bit began when founder Margaret Dunlap discovered that horseback riding slowed the advance of her Mulitple Sclerosis. From the early days with one horse and five riders, Little Bit has grown to be one of the largest nationally accredited, industry-leading PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) International centers and one of the largest full-time therapeutic horsemanship programs in the United States. As with any non-profit, Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center relies on fundraising to provide services for those in need. As part of her involvement with the organization, Cheryl is looking forward to the 38th Annual Reins of Life Auction that is seeking to raise funds that will have an impact on the amount participant families pay for the organization’s programs. Currently Little Bit program participants pay less than 40 percent of the actual cost or services. Donations in any form and at any level, allows Little Bit to keep program fees as low as possible while serving as many people with disabilities as possible. This year’s event will be held in-person on Saturday, May 13th at The Seattle Marriott Bellevue. For additional information about the upcoming auction, or if someone you know is interested in learning more about the therapies offered at Little Bit, please visit littlebit.org or call (425) 882-1554.