RideAbility Heartbeat


RideAbility always has something going on – even in the winter and
spring.    Tuesday, March 12 we had over 20 wonderful members of the
Acorn Acres 4H club show up at our barn for a special volunteer
training.    They brought us a $200 donation, and they were
dedicated in their training time – what a great group!    They will
be helping us on Tuesday April 9th, and if we are lucky some other
times during the year also.

Did you know that our INCREDIBLE Belly Dance Fundraiser made a net
profit of over $5500 for RideAbility?   WOW!!!   Thank you so much
to Karen Yust, her friend Kim, Karen’s family and all her belly
dance troupe.   It has been years since RideAbility has had such a
profitable fundraiser!  (and it was so much fun!)

Did you know that our Wine&Scotch tasting evening made almost
$1000?   What a great start to the year, and this fundraiser was
very special in that we were able to reach people who have never
been to our barn, and people who didn’t know about RideAbility prior
to their enjoyable evening at the Plummer house.

We are scheduled to have our first 2013 client group to RideAbility
next Wednesday, March 20th.  Twin Bluff middle school plans to bring
down 4 students for a fun-filled field trip.

Our “paperwork” is continuous also: PATH Intl. memberships, Thrivent
and other various Grant requests, New Haven Township conditional use
permit annual request, Volunteer training folders to be printed,
Class schedules to be made …

Meanwhile our horses are being cared for by: Valerie&Dan
Rabe, Dawn&Colin Pfannkuch, Katie&Levi Livingood,
Miranda&Christopher Williamson and Jacob&Jim Michelizzi
(and sometimes Janet or Patrick).  Thank you to all of the horse
caregivers that work every day of the winter to feed and water the
horses – (my heroes) WOW!

Spring 2013 Volunteer Training night is Monday April 1st,
starting at 6:15PM.    If you are available to help demonstrate
horse leading or sidewalking (or help in any other way) feel free to
come out and help with the training night – we can always use more

Classes start the week of April 8th – plan on talking to Jeanie
about the schedule you would like to volunteer for.

See you all very soon!

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