Deadline to find a new location or permanently close our doors!!
The Board of Directors has made the tough decisions to put a deadline on our search.
RideAble is in danger of closing at the end of January unless we can find a new location.
We are in need of a barn with covered arena in which to teach our students. Our list of basic needs are stalls for 5-10 horses, turn out pasture, covered arena, tack room, hay storage and a feed room. Adequate parking for up to 8 cars and a turnaround for larger vehicles would be helpful.
To Our Extended RideAble Family
When we made the decision to halt classes in October we never dreamed we would not have a new location by January. We were certain that by this time we would have a date set for our Winter schedule. Since then the locations we have found have not worked out. Our perfect location was put up for sale rather than lease and we have been unable to find a new location that meets our needs.
I am still hopeful that we will find a place as wonderful people are still reaching out with ideas. If you have an idea please call or email.
We invite those interested in helping the program to volunteer with horse care, to donate financially or to join the strategic planning committee. Please contact at 541-684-4623, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rideable.org to make a donation today.
Many of you may think you are unable to give enough to help. But every amount helps. This week, on his last day of riding, a student came in with a handful of cash. It was his birthday money and money he earned form waxing cars from his wheelchair. This was his contribution to helping us succeed. It will not only help us to keep the herd together during this time but shows the importance of the program to our students and the community.
Please do what you can to help this program succeed and come back stronger and better than before.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
RideAble provides horsemanship instruction for the special needs community in a safe and interactive environment. Essential life skills for each individual are developed and improved through healthy recreational riding.
“On the way to the barn I rehearsed in my head how I would approach the staff, protect my daughter, and control the session. I thought I knew best. I would make sure that my rules were followed and my child was not touched. We walked into the barn and we were greeted at once by a volunteer who introduced herself as Denise, held her hand out to my daughter and asked her if she was ready to meet her horse, Bleu. I was amazed when my daughter took her hand. Denise directed me to the other side of the arena and the two of them walked down the row of stalls with eager horses peering out at them. I walked down the opposite row of stalls and reached up to the first horse I came to and buried my face in his neck and cried. I knew that it would be okay.”