Glenwood Springs service clubs help remove old insulation from Windwalkers arena |

Glenwood Springs service clubs help remove old insulation from Windwalkers arena

Shown here up in the rafters removing insulation at the Windwalkers riding arena are Kirk Huyser, back, and Clayton Collier. Provided

The Glenwood Springs Kiwanis and Rotary clubs recently completed a major job for the Windwalkers Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy Center that involved removing the roof insulation from the nonprofit’s 200-foot-by-110-foot arena.

The insulation removal project required more than 25 people over two full days, where volunteers used three manlifts, which were donated by Aspen Rent-All.

“I would say they probably saved us $25,000 to $30,000 at the end,” said Gabrielle Greeves, Windwalkers executive director.

“That partnership between Kiwanis and Windwalkers has been going on since our inception in 2005,” Greeves said. “They’ve built sensory trails for us. Without volunteerism as such I’m not sure if we could do the service that we do here. It’s so impactful.”

Greeves said sensory trails are ones that use all five senses, worked into the natural environment.

Greeves said Windwalkers helps over 725 unique individuals.

“Windwalkers Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy Center helps people with physical, mental and emotional disadvantages,” a news release states.

“The Kiwanis Club of Glenwood Springs, established over 75 years ago, focuses on helping the youth of our community and has partnered with Windwalkers for the past 15 years, helping to build and maintain facilities. The Rotary Club of Glenwood Springs has served the local community for over 50 years,” the release states.

Reporter Shannon Marvel can be reached at 605-350-8355 or

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