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TROT will hold first Veteran's Family Fun Day

Foothills Equestrian Nature Center have announced that TROT will hold its first Vererans’ Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 12 at the covered arena at FENCE. There will be two sessions of this program which introduces veterans and their families to the value of the horse/human connection and to basic horsemanship. The morning session will begin at 9:30 and the afternoon session will begin at 1:15. A picnic-style lunch will be served at noon between the sessions. Registrants and volunteers from both sessions are invited to the picnic!

The session begins with a clinic, featuring trainer Lydia Juenger, on the fundamentals of establishing a relationship with horses and will include a round pen demonstration.  It will be followed by an opportunity to interact with TROT horses.  There will be miniature horses and donkeys for interaction with children as well as kids’ craft table.

 To register, veterans can call FENCE at 828-859-9012 or email therapeuticriding@fence.org.  Please specify the morning or afternoon session and include the number of attendees in your family.

 To volunteer, please email TROTvolunteer@fence.org.

  The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center is a 501c3 corporation located at 3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon, NC.  Our mission is to serve as a community resource for the preservation of green space and for educational and recreational opportunities linking nature, animals and people.

 This program is supported in part by a grant from Heart of Horse Sense, www.heartofhorsesense.org, and is provided free of charge to veterans and their families.

 

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