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Little Manatee River State Park
Essential Eligibility Criteria


Poker Ride and Paddling Event

In order to participate on the horse-back riding portion of this event, one:

•  Must have the ability to follow verbal and/or visual instructions independently or with assistance of a companion.
•  Must wear a helmet if under 16 years of age.
•  Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors for the duration of the event.
•  Must have the ability to mount and dismount the horse independently or with assistance of a companion.
•  Must have the ability to remain seated and in a balanced position while on the horse independently, with the assistance of a companion or with adaptive equipment.
•  Must have the ability to direct the horse’s speed and direction of travel independently or with the assistance of a companion.  
 

In order to participate on the canoe/kayak portion of this event, one:

• Must have the ability to follow verbal and/or visual instructions independently or with assistance of a companion.
• Must have the ability to wear a properly fitted personal flotation device.
• Must have the ability to enter and exit the canoe/kayak independently, with the assistance of a companion or with the use of adaptive equipment. The river level is affected by tidal changes which change the distance from the last step to the water by up to four feet.
• Must have At least one person in the canoe/kayak with the ability to move it through the water in a stable manner and return it back to the launching area.
• Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors for a period between 2-4 hours.