You are cordially invited to attend Horse and Rider Connection’s Open House at their new facility in Raymond at North Whing Farm, on Saturday, June 10th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and witness the connection young riders have with their horses, as well as the serene landscape that is North Whing Farm.
Horse and Rider Connection (HARC) was formed in 2009 with the initial vision to help teens overcome life challenges through the healing power of horses. In all of the programs HARC offers, horses are used as a means to build trust and healthy relationships. Through their hard work on the farm, participants gain self-confidence, independence, a sense of team work, compassion, self-awareness and a myriad of other skills needed to become productive members of society.
HARC’s summer horse camp for young boys and girls wishing to learn basic horsemanship skills begins July 10. HARC also partners with local schools and other organizations to customize therapy programs for groups of 6-8 participants. Individual lessons are offered to children and adults for those who’d prefer a one-on-one approach to horsemanship. HARC has expanded their programming to include a Tuesday Evening Women's Group which focuses on the basics of horsemanship, as well as a Veteran’s Program dedicated to Vets who might be suffering the challenges of post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Maine Mustang and Rescue Program is one of HARC's most intensive programs, where participants have the opportunity to work with untamed rescue horses. This year's first session begins June 26 and runs for 5 weeks. Other sessions run through August 4.
For more information about their programs, or to become a member of the HARC family through a donation or volunteering, please visit their website at: Horseandriderconnection.org. You may also contact Debbie Little, Executive Director, at: 207-590-1890. And, check out their Facebook page!
North Whing Farm is located at the intersection of Raymond Hill Road and Valley Road, with easy access to Raymond, Windham, Casco, Naples, and Gray centers, as well as the Maine Turnpike. It offers 182 acres of multiple trails for exploration, an indoor arena for inclement weather, round pen for training, home-grown premium hay and 24/7 on-site caregiver attention. Stalls are currently available for leasing. North Whing Farm is a natural horsemanship farm, giving our horses the opportunity to live a life as natural as possible. We ask for no rear shoes and no blankets, unless you are willing to accommodate your horse in that matter.
Please call Dorothy White at: 207-655-6594 or visit our Facebook page for more information.