Session 1 May 1 - May 26
Session 2 June 4 - June 30
Session 3 July 9- Aug 4
Session 4 Sept 3 - Sept 29 No Labor Day
be no training day this year ... we are only inviting
experienced volunteers back. If you want to help with spring
clean up (and there is a lot to clean up), please join us on
April 28 at 11 am to help. The snow plows and storms have
left a small disaster. And bring your own drinks. We'll
What ideas do you have for events and/or fundraising
activities to this year's schedule?? We have lost several
small grants this year and need your help.
We are in need of several men (or women) who know how to
build/rebuild. Most of the junk has been cleaned up and sent
to salvage, but there are barn doors and fencing that need
repairs. I can't do the walking anymore.
Families and riders - Please call me on the land line
(457-3365) to register. Fees are the same as last year. The
fee for each session is due on your first ride. If you are
having any financial difficulties, please don't hesitate to
ask me about our scholarship program. Please call me, or
leave a message, before April 20th. I do need time to
arrange for the appropriate number of volunteers for the
classes. (Laugh if you wish -I don't do anything as fast as
I used to ... getting old I guess).
Do you realize that Rivendell is 34 years old this year?
None of the original horses are with
us ... except in spirit. But there are some volunteers who
have been here from, or almost from, the beginning. We have
riders who have been with us for many of these years. Guess
we have been doing something right.
There are a few openings for new riders. So please put out
the word to families you know with a special needs child or
adult...and remember that includes disabled vets. We owe
those men and women so much, and if riding as well as the
love and laughter from all of us helps even just a little
bit to ease their lives, then we are thanking them for their
service in the best way possible. Rivendell is here to
Looking forward to spring, (and less snow), and seeing all
Much Love. Trish