This is for the full program, there is another event posted for those who wish to attend just Sunday (no overnight).
This is a new program, in collaboration with Touchstone Farms in Temple New Hampshire. Horseback riding, carriage driving training camp for veterans. Free of charge to veterans who would not have the means to afford this activities. Family friendly. Includes room, board, food, transportation and training.
June 5th to the 7th, 2015
FRIDAY June 5th
5PM Arrival…Settle in and unpack. Farm Tour. Gerry, Boo, Bob with George and Brad
6PM Meet and Greet…Staff and Veterans
7:30 Gather and Plan Weekend…Options presented and “The Nature of Horses” and Farm safety tips with Boo, Gerry, George & Brad
8:30 Optional Meditation and Relaxation in the Welcome Center with Bob and Boo
9:00 Quiet Time by the Fireplace
SATURDAY June 6th
7AM Plug in the coffee, take a stroll around the farm, go pet a horse. Visit the small animals
8AM Optional Morning Wake Up & Greet the Day with Bob and Boo
8:30 Breakfast for all
9:15 Formal Sign up
9:30-12:30 “The Nature of Horses”…Riding and Driving Galore…lessons and team work.
12:30 Lunch for all!
Carriage Rides down the road…We do the driving, You do the Relaxing… George S
Riding Lessons with George P
Driving Lessons in the ring with Brad
Mini driving with Boo
Peaceful time on the porch with Bob
4:30 to 6:00
Planting in the Garden with Nora and Boo
A Nature Walk to the Wilton Falls… Bob
Playing with the Small Animals…Make yourself at home!!!
Baking a Treat for the group …Deb
Reading a book on the front porch in a rocking chair
6:00 to 6:30 Gather together to build the bonfire and to have coffee/tea/cocoa with the treats made by the group
7:30 Guitar around the Bonfire…and Reflections of the Day…S’More’s anyone?
9:00 Optional Meditation and Relaxation in the Welcome Center with Bob
SUNDAY MARCH 29TH
8:00 Coffee on the porch or go take a walk!!!
9:30 Community Meeting to plan our day
Riding… George P.
Driving… Brad and Boo
“Horse Time” …unmounted work with George S
Cowboy Mounted Shooting with Boo and Jane’s team
Gentle Walk or ‘Hang Out’ with Bog
12 to 12:30 Gratitude Circle for all to Close …Bob to lead
12:30 to 1 Touchstone Farm Evaluations and Wounded Warrior Survey & Participation Form with Gerry…Boo to get contact sheets made for everyone to stay in touch.
1-2 Lunch and Sad Good byes!!! With a welcome to come back again!!!
Interested sponsors should contactBrad@Blackhorse4heroes.org at 516.449.9610
Touchstone farm contact Tel: 603.654.6308