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.
In case you missed it, PARD celebrated 35 years as an incorporated charity in the Peterborough area this spring! Truth is, we've been serving the community for almost 40 years now! PARD is very grateful to all of our supporters, past and present, who have made it possible for PARD to deliver high quality therapeutic riding to so many people over the years (decades)! If you have some old pictures you'd like to share with us, we'd love to see them! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or share them on our facebook page!
Here's a few pictures of our Open House and 35th Anniversary. It wasn't much of a celebration, mother nature had other plans, but thank you to the few who braved the rain to come check out the program and enjoy a cupcake. If you we're planning on attending but the rain kept you away, it's not too late to volunteer for the season. Just drop us line and let us know what night you'd like to come and we'll hook you up with a returning volunteer to answer all your questions!
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