Local Hotel Gives Back to Nonprofit Therapeutic Riding

By Gracie Johnson, WVUA 23 News reporter

A local nonprofit focused on helping children and veterans with therapeutic riding got help from a local hotel and its rooftop bar this week.

The Indigo-Downtown Tuscaloosa Hotel and Lookout Bar hosted a Monday Community Night for Tuscaloosa Therapeutic Riding.

Hotel Indigo sales manager Taylor Lyles said the hotel supports vendors and community events, but wants to take its philosophy a step further with TROT.

“WWe will take care of everything,” she said. “We just need them to come forward and tell people what they do and what their brand is so we can let more people in the community know what they do and how they can help.”

TROT offers riding lessons and other assisted therapies for people of all skill levels. TROT CEO and Clinical Director Marguerite Malone said the recognition means a lot to the organization.

“One is we get this public exposure, but the other thing is Taylor Lyles, who put all this together for us, used to volunteer with us at TROT, so it’s kind of back to basics in many ways for her to be able to give back again,” Malone said.

Hotel Indigo is always looking to fill community nights during the summer and give back to its community. To recommend an organization, you can call 205-469-1660 or visit the hotel website.

Clyde P. Johnson