Our Annual Garden Party

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About the Cover Art

While on his second tour in Iraq, Corporal Matt Cole was wounded in action when insurgents fired mortars into his forward operating base. Matt was hit with shrapnel in his back and right leg, resulting in a collapsed lung and spinal cord injury that resulted in paraplegia.
Matt was referred to New Heights for the hippotherapy program through a physician's order in August 2018. Hippotherapy (hippos is Greek for "horse") is a treatment strategy that focuses on purposeful manipulation of horse movement and is used by licensed OTs, PTs, and SLPs. In his hippotherapy sessions at New Heights, Matt is assisted by his devoted friends and fellow veteran, Jason Austin, who serves as his sidewalker. Matt's personal goal is to build his strength, sitting balance, and endurance to be able to pleasure-ride through his new property.
Matt helps other disabled veterans as a volunteer with nonprofit veterans foundations. His tireless work with those organizations and other nonprofits has earned him extensive recognition and awards. Matt resides in Covington with his wife, Kim, and their three children. His therapy is sponsored by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust. Cover art generously donated by Cindy Pulling.

The Garden Party at New Heights Therapeutic Riding Center and the Summergrove Farm raises funds for New Heights to provide therapeutic riding services for children and adults with physical, cognitive, & emotional disabilities.

The Garden Party Event Features:

  • Local entertainment
  • Food & libations from local restaurants
  • Open bar
  • Live and silent auctions
  • Rider demonstrations
  • and much more!

Garden Party Event Information


At New Heights Therapeutic Riding Center and the adjacent Summergrove Polo Farm.
Parking information will be provided soon.

Day & Time:

Sunday March 29, 2020
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ticket Information:

Regular tickets can be purchased HERE.

Sponsorship Info:

To be a sponsor, click here to go to the online form or click here to download the PDF to send in via mail or fax.

* Adults only, please. No pets.
** In case of rain, please consider your contribution as a donation: there will be no refunds.

Garden Party Sponsors


We appreciate our sponsors for making it possible to bring our mission to this community!

Want to see photos?


Click the button below to see photos of past Garden Party events.

New Heights Therapeutic Riding is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Folsom, Louisiana right outside of New Orleans. We help people who have physical, cognitive, and emotional difficulties reach their full potential through equine therapy.



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Address: 82302 Holliday Road       Folsom, LA 70437

Phone Number: (985) 796-4600    

Email: Info@NewHeightsTherapy.org

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