Unfortunately, the Open House/Volunteer Orientation scheduled for Sunday May 24th has been cancelled. Due to the restrictions related to COVID-19, recreational activities including horseback riding at commercial barns are on hold until further notice.
With the start of the season uncertain, your PARD Board of Directors is discussing what options may be available if/when we are able to run the program this summer. Lessons typically run June through August for approximately 10 weeks, and require the commitment of many new and returning volunteers. The safety and well-being of our riders and volunteers remains a top priority as we move forward navigating these unprecedented circumstances. We thank you for your patience and support through these tough times.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the farm again when it reopens! In the meantime, checkout our Facebook or Instagram pages for updates around the farm and with the horses.
PARD Therapeutic Riding will be holding an AGM on Monday, March 16th at 6:00pm at 884 Ford St., Peterborough, Ontario. Those persons holding PARD memberships are encouraged to attend and participate in the election of the 2020 Board of Directors. Membership sales and renewals will be available onsite. Please RSVP for details.
Memberships are $10 annually. Members have the opportunity to vote at the AGM, receive a digital copy of the annual newsletter, and are invited to attend events such as the Open House. First time members receive a weather-proof PARD decal to display, and renewing memebers can request a replacement when needed.
Check out our Events Page for more information about our upcoming events!
BOBBY THE LITTLE WHITE PARD HORSE
You know Stormy and Frank and NuBuck and Doc
But do you recall…..the smallest white PARD horse of all?
Bobby, the little white PARD horse,
Had a very bad habit of banging his stall door.
And if you ever heard him,
You would know how naughty he is!
All of the other horses
Wouldn’t believe Bobby was a great therapy horse
They never let Bobby explain to them
That’s why he started banging his stall door
Then one Christmas Eve, Brendon and Wendy came to say,
Bobby with you coat so white,
Stop all the door banging in our barn tonight!
Bobby began to think about all the commotion he caused
And the special request from Brendon & Wendy
And he did his best to comply to the ‘request’
Then all the horses loved him
And they shouted out with glee
Bobby with your coat so white
You’ll go down in PARD history
Congratulations! You are a Runner-Up Winner of our Celebration of Horses Photo Contest, published in Canadian Horse Journal and on HORSEJournals.com.
Your Prize will be shipped directly from our sponsor, Canadian Saddlery – and includes a Prize Pack worth $40, including a Treat Ball ($29.99), plus 1 bag of Martin Treats ($9.99)
Check out all of the Winners and Runners-Up on our website, at https://www.horsejournals.com/celebration-horses-photo-contest.
Thank you for entering our 2019 Photo Contest!
PARD Riders, Volunteers, and their families are invited to the Volunteer Appreciation BBQ this year. It's a chance for everyone to mingle while "not on the clock". Enjoy bbq hotdogs and hamburgers and refreshments. Please bring your own chair. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our facebook page for more info!
PARD will be on hand selling baked goods and hosting a charity BBQ!
The weather was kind and the sun brought a forgotten warmth as volunteers scurried around the farm preparing for the upcoming Open House. The buildings are finished (pictures coming soon, in another post), reorganized inside and out, and ready for final inspection. The ramp area was weeded (what would we do without our Anne Marie) and the grounds are looking much more like home now that the water is receding and the grass growing.
A big thanks to all those who came out the help and enjoy the sunshine!
See you at the open house May 26th.
BINGO raised $1670 from ticket sales plus an additional $550 from the Silent Auction, and received $130 in donations that night. PARD would like to thank Tracy Magee-Graham for the great job she did organizing ticket sales and collecting items for the silent auction. We also thank Delta Bingo, and everyone who supported the event by purchasing a ticket and attending the event!
BINGO has returned! For $20 you get everything you need to dab the night away...game cards (and they come with a handy guide for the newbies - so you have no excuse if you've never played before), a bingo dabber which you can keep as a sentimental token of the wonderful memories you will make that night, an entry into the door prize draw, and a chance to peruse the silent action table to snag some fabulous finds! Bring a friend for even more fun!
Are you a rider or supporter and want to lend us a hand by selling tickets to your friends and coworkers? Please contact us today and we will arrange to get you a book of tickets asap!
As always, PARD receives $10 from every ticket sold and $15 if you actually come to play! So you can still buy a ticket even if you can't make (but we really want you to come because it's fun and you might win, which makes it even funner. Yes, funner. Now DAB!
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