December 22 - Holiday Horse Camp - Miss Missy and Miss Alyssa will be hosting a Holiday Horse Camp at HorsePower on Thursday, December 22nd, 9am-2pm. Please see the flier for details. Siblings are welcome to attend if there is room! Reserve quickly if interested as camp fills up fast.
Christmas Week - No lessons on Friday 12/23, Saturday 12/24, or Monday 12/26.
January 12 - We have a TR training event available to us on January 12 at Main Stay Farm in Richmond. This day-long training will focus will be on how we can be advocates for our therapy horses, prevent horse burnout, and be a more successful program. Training will emphasize how to work in partnership with the horse in lessons. It will be a fun day of team-building and hands-on training. We will carpool from Fox Chase Farm that morning. All volunteers are welcome and encouraged to attend. Fee is $50 to attend for the day. Make checks payable to HorsePower. Sign-up deadline is December 31st. Space is very limited. Do not delay in signing up if you are interested.
February 25 - BIG BOWLING FUNDRAISER - The big day for our 5th Annual Bowling Fundraiser is Saturday, February 25th, 11am-5pm. As always, we will have two sessions of bowling, two silent auctions, 50/50 raffle, sponsorship calendar, cupcake table, jewelry sales, photo booth, face-painting, pizza, and a trophy ceremony. Thanks to you, HP raised over $28,000 last year, which has been vital in keeping our riders in the saddle each week. We need your help again in 2017, so please mark those calendars and invite your friends and family to join us on February 25th. If your schedule does not allow you to attend, please consider supporting the event by purchasing an ad in our calendar, donating an auction basket, purchasing tickets for low-income families, or buying raffle tickets. Last year's winner won over $6,000! Click or copy and paste this URL to purchase tickets or to make a donation: HTTPS://hp2017.ticketleap.com
Other Exciting News
Wakoh Wear Orders Are In! - Winter HorsePower LogoWear has been delivered to the barn. Please pick up your order ASAP. Thanks for supporting HP - our sales were great!
Holiday Gift Ideas - Carrie is often asked about gift giving at HP for the holidays. While nothing is ever expected, if your rider would like to bring a small gift for their instructor, horse or volunteers, that is certainly fine and appreciated. If a larger contribution is desired, consider sponsoring a lesson for a rider who receives HP's scholarship support. 30min lessons are $55 and 60min lessons are $85. We can let the rider know you purchased a lesson for them (or it can be annonymous)! If an even larger gift is desired, consider having your family or business sponsor a month in our annual calendar. Calendar sponsorships are $50, $100 or $300. See the flier for more details.
AmazonSmile - When you are shopping online, be sure to choose Amazon Smile and select HorsePower as your charity of choice. HorsePower will receive 0.5% of all eligible purchases. You must be sure to choose Amazon Smile each time you shop (it will otherwise default back to regular Amazon and the percentage will not be donated). Use it during the busy holiday season and keep using it all year long for this no-cost fundraiser!
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