We will be hosting a CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) Instructor Workshop and Certification in early June. This is a fabulous way for all instructors to gain valuable knowledge, increase their professionalism and gain certification. Insurance reductions are given for CHA certified instructors as one perk. The biggest benefit is that each instructor will leave with a big tool box of teaching tips, as well as much more knowledge about how to keep our school horses robust and eager in their job. Mitzi Summers will be the Lead Faculty for this certification. She is also doing a pre workshop to help all teachers gain confidence while improving skills to be able to eventually certify.
Our wonderful SpringFling Family Weekend is also about to happen. Look on our calendar for details but this is a fabulous get away weekend for all ages who love farms. We will have yummie food, new baby chicks, horse drawn hay rides, trail rides, jumping lessons, therapeutic massage, carriage driving lessons, a bonfire, our famous mountain ride, and lots of time to enjoy springtime on the farm. Come one, come all for a glorious weekend to enjoy your family and our farm family. All levels of riders and drivers are welcome.
Finally, we are about to begin our summer camp season. This glorious time of year finds us welcoming kids both from the local community, as well as the entire world. With BarnYard Buddies, our Day Camp, and PonyFarm, our world-wide residential specialty riding camp, it is surely a paradise for farm and horse lovin’ kids. If you are ever driving by and want to see happy, growing, learning and successful kids, cherish their animals while they learn new skills, just drop in. We love visitors. We can promise you a delightful scene.
Mostly, we hope you will drop by. The Touchstone gates are always open to people of all ages, hopes, dreams and abilities. Together, with a tremendous board and advisors, generous donors, fabulous staff and wonderful horses, it is a place of magic. Come share this magic with us!Warmly,
Isabella (Boo) Martin, M.Ed.
&. Director for a while longer only!!!