Happy New Year!

Ah, Winter... That time of year when some of us stand out in the cold night air and watch puffs of breath dance as we muse about life, and others stomp frozen-toed feet in our boots wondering when Spring is finally going to get here. No matter which camp you're in, we hope everyone had a safe and wonderful holiday season and we look forward to sharing this New Year together!


What's Up Around the Barn?

Most of the outdoor work has been completed for the new pasture--water lines with the solar pasture tubs are still to come. We are continuing to update outside fixtures with new LED security lights. Pending the weather and contractor's schedule, we will also be moving the single car garage, completing new electric service, and working on the run-in shed configuration for the west pastures. Our volunteers are tireless in their dedication!

We received 15 loads of CR-6 (that's like a crushed stone for those of us scratching our heads) which will be used for our new north parking area. Thank you to Pioneer Materials for the generous donation and special thanks to Jimmy Messick for coordinating and receiving this material.

And all of the stall mats have been replaced, so our happy horses wish to thank the volunteers who work so hard to keep them comfortable, safe, and warm. 

Preliminary work has started for our fire protection systems. Also still to come, we are hoping to eventually replace all those faucets in the barn that leak to drain. 

Thank you Mr. Tom Peet for filling us in on what's new from the maintenance and construction side of life...these behind the scenes activities are so instrumental to what we do!


Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding holds Barn Dance

Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding held its 3rd Annual Barn Dance Oct. 20. The sold-out event featured a barbecue dinner, drinks, a silent and live auction, live music and dancing. During the event, recent accomplishments were announced by board President Scott Swingle. The organization now has 160 riders and has given 1,000 lessons to people who benefit from this therapy. They now have 10 horses and will be adding another instructor. They are also going ahead with plans to close off one end of the arena and install fire sprinklers.