Horses are hayed, water is topped off, stalls are cleaned... and we can't ride. It's 2F outside, with-24F wind chill. This is one of those planning and organizing afternoons at Cadence! We are "blessed" to run our equestrian programs in an extreme-temperature area of the U.S., which forces us to find creative, alternate ways to fulfil our mission of INTEGRATION through horsemanship.
Cadence is many-armed now, so that we can a) have steady income streams, as the riding business is no longer a non-profit asking the public for donations any more, and b) so that we can offer horsemanship to ALL kinds of potential clients: those who need traditional "therapeutic riding" sanctioned by PATH, Intl.; those wishing to compete in Dressage or open shows; those looking for a social network alongside skill-building like the local chapter of U.S. Pony Club; and those studying underneath any of our many yearly clinicians. There is something here for you!
The host farm, New Bethesda Farms, LLC, also accepts Full- and Paddock Boarders when there is an opening.
2018 projects include opening a vast new area for grassy pasture; re-footing many paddock sheds; improving both indoor and outdoor arenas (we have just put electric and water access all the way up to the outdoor arena!); and a cross-country jump collection in the system of mini-trails out back.
We are looking forward to Spring! There are a Working Equitation series, three shows, and numerous other events on the books already, starting in FEBRUARY. JOIN US! Ask how you can ride, audit, or help out. Cadence grows strong because of RELATIONSHIPS between those committed to our mission-- the original mission of integration in our home county and beyond. Find info at: cadenceCESA@gmail.com; (585) 683-4201.