Hope in the Valley to Host Horse Care Classes for Beginners
Valley Center, Kan. – Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue & Sanctuary will host a beginning horsemanship class on Saturday, March 6. The purpose of this class is to teach basic horse handling skills to individuals who have not spent a lot of time around horses, or those who would like to brush up on their skills. The class is open to horse people of all ages, but anyone under 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
This hands-on experience will teach you expert skills in horse safety and behavior, catching and haltering, leading, tying, and beginning grooming. The class will be taught by Hope in the Valley’s equine rehabilitators, Dawn Gresham and Dixie Oller. Gresham has been working with rescue horse since she was a young child. Oller is a barrel racer with years of horsemanship experience.
The beginning horsemanship class will start at 12:30 p.m., prior to the class the monthly volunteer orientation will take place from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. If this is your first visit to the farm it is highly encouraged for you to attend the orientation to learn the background of the horse rescue operation and how you can help. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy spending time relaxing outdoors between the orientation and the class start.
“We understand that many individuals are interested in being a part of our rescue operations,” said Ande Armstrong, Founder, Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue and Sanctuary. “By offering this basic horsemanship class we are hoping to give them the tools they need to handle these horses, and foster a life-long love for these animals.”
Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)3 corporation. It was founded by Ande Armstrong in an effort to rescue and rehabilitate horses in Sedgwick County, KS and surrounding communities. The rescue has been developed to provide care for horses that have been abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted or are slaughter bound. Our hope is that they someday will be able to go to permanent, loving homes.
To register for this class please visit http://www.hopeinthevalleyequinerescue.org/events/. It is limited to the first 20 participants.
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About Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue & Sancturary
Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue & Sanctuary is located in Valley Center, Kansas just minutes north of Wichita. Its 85 acre farm is home to 30-50 rescue horses at any given time. The goal for each rescue horse is to heal them physically and emotionally, and then find loving homes to adopt them. This is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)3 corporation that is run 100% by volunteers, and depends on tax-deductible donates to cover operating costs. The rescue group also partners with United Way, Victory In The Valley, Ambucs, and ….. to provide resources for equine therapy activities. I need help with all the charity work the group does. www.hopeinthevalleyequinerescue.org.