Happy Trails Riding Center

Happy Trails Riding Center is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and special needs through horsemanship and social opportunities. We are a 501c3 non-profit. A PATH center and a chapter of Disabled Sports USA.
Aug 21, 2013

End of Summer & Fall Fun!

smiles at Happy Trails
smiles at Happy Trails

We have been blazing new trails out here at Happy Trails Riding Center this summer. We added a new instructor who will be offering a fall class on equine assisted learning. The focus will be on trust and confidence building. We  wrote a grant and sent one of our volunteers who has disabilities for training to help as an assistant instructor in our lessons. He has been an inspiration to many of our riders and is helping a lot!

In addition to our therapeutic riding classes, we had our music therapy and riding camp, movie night and ride-a-thon this summer and are looking forward to a fall. We have a barn dance for people with disabilities and special needs planned for September 14th with the City of West Linn Parks and our fall pumpkin carving and riding camp planned for October. Our fall benefit, "Cowboy Casino" will be held on Friday, October 18th at the Ambridge Event Center in Portland - we hope you can join us!

Thanks to globalgiving for helping make our programs possible. The smiles on our riders faces are proof that together we are up to great things.

Happy Trails!

Assistant Instructor
Assistant Instructor
Invite to Cowboy Casino
Invite to Cowboy Casino
Jun 6, 2013

Summer 2013

Riding
Riding

Great things are happening at Happy Trails Riding Center this summer! Our classes are filled with people learning basic horsemanship and riding. Our summer camp, Horses "n" Harmony will be held on Saturday, June 29th. Camp participants will ride, play music with a music therapist and paint a hand drum to take home. Our movie night and our ride-a-thon will be in July & August. With your help, we continue to provide riding and various social opportunities for people with disabilities and special needs.

We are happy to report we have added another certiified riding instructor who will teach Therapeutic Riding as well as Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) emphasizing service to At Risk/ Troubled Youth. EAL participants build self esteem & confidence while learning to work with horses.  The sensitivity of horses to people’s emotional and physical states provide opportunities for grounding and healing.  No prior experience with horses is necessary, participants work on the ground interacting with horses. EAL is a fun and supportive way for participants to grow personally while learning critical life and communication skills. We are also in the process of training an assistant instructor to help with our lessons.

We are so thankful to GlobalGiving and all of the donors for helping make our programs possible.
"Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much!" - Helen Keller
We invite you to come see the great things that together we are making possible at Happy Trails Riding Center this summer!
Music Therapist
Music Therapist
Mar 7, 2013

Spring/Summer 2013

Together we can do so much!
Together we can do so much!

Get ready for a great spring and summer fun at Happy Trails Riding. Our classes are for people with disabilities and special needs. Please see our facebook page or www.happytrailsridingcenter.org for details. We have some great things planned and hope you can join us! Ride - Volunteer - Donate. We are primarily funded by donations and run by volunteers. "Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much" - Helen Keller

 

  • 2013 Calendar of Events for Happy Trails
    • Saturdays, March 9th  – Horse riding classes begin and run through November
    • Saturday, March 16th-  4H Tack Sale at Canby Fairgrounds
    • Saturday, May 5th  (time TBD)  Kentucky Derby party at Grill’s house
    • Saturday, June 29th –Summer Day Camp “Horses N Harmony” 10-1:00 (kids & adults)
    • Wednesday, June 25th (9:45-1:00) City of Lake Oswego Teen Volunteer Camp
    • Saturday, July 20th Movie Night in our Arena
    • Saturday, August 10th Ride-A-Thon (play day)
    • Saturday, September 14th- Fall Barn Dance with City of West Linn  (tentative date)
    • Saturday, October (TBD) 4H Tack Sale – at Canby Fairgrounds
    • Saturday, November 9th Black Beauty Banquet at the Oregon Golf Club.
    • Saturday, December 7th - Holiday Party 2-4pm

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