NEIGH! The horses miss you! They really want you to come back but they know it’s not the safest option right now. That is why the Board of Directors had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel the 2020 Riding season. Doc, Stormy, NuBack, Frank and Bobby will be very disappointed, just like our riders and volunteers are. Things have been looking up lately, but we care about our riders, caregivers, and volunteers too much to take any risks. Following local and provincial health guidelines, and given the nature of our program cancelling the season was the only option. Any rider who had a spot in the 2020 season will retain their spot for the 2021 season. And we hope all of our wonderful volunteers will come back for the 2021 season.
A few of our families and volunteers have reached out to ask how they can help. With all of our fundraising events to date cancelled and no rider income this season PARD is very grateful to accept donations to cover the care of our five fantastic therapy horses. If you are interested in supporting PARD you can check out our website at www.pard.ca for all the ways you can get involved.
PARD instructors and volunteers continue to work behind the scenes and PARD is especially proud of the instructors adapting to online learning and attending a couple of webinars after the 2020 CanTRA Conference in Alberta was cancelled. PARD is also grateful to the small group of individuals who have worked on the building interiors this spring. PARD is supported by a strong community and we wish to thank everyone for their support.
So until we can meet again, ‘the boys’ send their love and wish you health and happiness.
PARD Therapeutic Riding
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