Thanks for coming out to ‘Love a Horse Day’

PRANCE (Pegasus Riding Association Nurturing Challenged Equestrians) held a special ‘Valentine’ open house for one of their beloved four-legged friends ‘Dee’ on Saturday, February 15th.

The ‘Love a Horse Day’ open house was held to raise funds for Dee who requires special medical attention.

The fundraiser included horseback riding for children, face painting, a silent auction and a luncheon table filled with treats and piping hot chili, all by donation.

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PRANCE conducts various programs specifically designed to aid the emotional, physical and social development of individuals/riders through their experiences and activities with horses.

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Saturday’s open house was one of the busiest held at PRANCE as visitors came to see what it was all about but also to tour the facility and, for the children, it was an opportunity to ride one of the gentle horses.

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At eight, Caitlin Selby has a passion for horses, is going to a summer horse camp and has already                  decided to be a veterinarian
                               Visitors toured the barn getting up close with the horses


Board President Alex Taylor &’Dee’

New PRANCE Board President Alex Taylor comes from a long background of being involved with horses, having raised quarter horses for some 23 years and serving as Treasurer for the Ontario Quarter Horse Association.  He began serving as president in January of this year.  “I retired in 2014 and met someone in Meaford who mentioned PRANCE and the work they are doing so I decided to volunteer.  I started out as a horse leader in the Therapeutic program and then sat on the Board.  It’s incredible how the program helps those who are challenged.  If it weren’t for the Pryde family, this program would never exist.”

Taylor began serving as president in January 2020 when Louise Martin stepped down.  “I served five terms as President and decided it was time that someone new took over,”  says Martin.  She says that she will still serve on the Board as past-President and is treasurer of the annual Southampton Craft Show, the major annual fundraiser for PRANCE.

Carolynne Wood explains the program to Don Brough of Wiarton

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