Fantastic Open Day!
Our open day went off very well and we want to thank every single rider and volunteer who offered their time and experience and everybody who donated tack on the day for our rural program.
Preparations for the open day began well before the 20th; horses got worked through the upcoming weeks by their riders and both riders and volunteers helped the grooms turn them out smartly so they’d look their best for our visitors.
After the welcome, there was a ridden display of some of our horses available for adoption. They behaved well, especially considering that this is the first time they’ve been exposed to the noise and excitement of an event like this. These horses showed their paces very well and a few of them have caught the eye of potential adopters and will be going to forever homes. If you are interested in any of the horses shown, please contact Anne Potts (083 703 7928 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
The unit horses were followed by some of our adopted horses who were brought in to show how far they’ve come since being adopted and how happy their adopters are with them.
After lunch and a talk by Elaine in the training centre about the rural outreach program run by her, we put our rescue horses on parade.
The day finished in the best way possible with a loving foster home for CHCU Topaz (a recently orphaned foal) and a demonstration by Wayne Bushnell.