We're up and running!!
With the excitement and chaos of getting volunteers trained, the facility cleaned up, and lessons started, I have been remiss in giving specific and personal thanks to the individuals who came forward and helped create a new place to call home.
No matter how many times I say it, I can't even come close to thanking all of the friends, families, volunteers and even people who just walked in right off of the street! It was absolutely amazing to see the property teaming with folks happy to be raking, digging sagebrush, picking up trash and even sifting sand. And not only did we get folks eager to get their hands dirty, but we got a lot of great advice and ideas on ways that we can not only improve our current programs, but create new and exciting ones as well!
We have also had some really generous donations of resources and time from lots of professionals. Without them we really REALLY wouldn't have gotten to this point.
Danny Clark from DRC Landscaping donated two days out of his busy schedule to help create trails and hills in our sensory trail areas, clear the entire back paddock, provided material for and built our handicap access path to the arena and scraped the arena for weeds when they began to return. He was incredibly helpful, supportive and kind!
Donna Hyatt is a professional business coach. Donna gave us invaluable advice and guidance as to how we can positively and confidently continue to grow Center for Adaptive Riding's programs. If you are looking to start your own business, or want to streamline your existing business, you can find her at http://www.donnahyatt.com
David Gamble Jr. is an Associate Attorney at Hawkins, Folsom & Muir Law (and is also a dear friend of mine). David spent several hours writing up and reviewing contracts for the new facility and staff, and giving us overall advice on how to safely and professionally progress and protect ourselves as we grow. His professional focus is in the areas of estate planning, probate, and related litigation, so if you need any help with the complicated legalities of these, you couldn't ask for a more friendly or professional guy! http://www.hawkinsfolsommuirlaw.com
When we first walked into Horseman's Park, it hadn't been used in several years, and the arena was filled with knee high weeds and prickly goad head thorns! But Iggy at Big Smokey Landscaping stepped forward and not only donated weed killer, but spent the morning spraying it! He also gave us some useful tips on how to care for our facility in the future. If you need any landscape or garden services, be sure to ring him up! Big Smokey Landscaping: (775) 852-4359
The bleachers were also in need of some TLC, so when we put the word out, Javier at Truckee Meadows Property Maintenance came over and gave up several hours of his busy day to professionally clean up and paint the steps so that everyone now has a nice place to sit, relax and watch lessons. He was super kind and professional, and did a beautiful job!
The dirtiest job fell to J.D. at Ultimate Removal & Disposal. He came out for 3 full days with his skid steer to pull sagebrush, drag our arena sand and help sift it to remove the weeds, rocks and trash so that we could have a safe and beautiful place to ride. He helped us brainstorm the best ways to clean up the area, gave us advice on how to proceed with future plans, and was overall just a wonderful person to work with! We highly suggest his services! (775) 870-0264.
The Horses, Riders, Volunteers, Staff and Board of Directors appreciate everything you have done!!!!!
Board of Directors, Staff and Horses of
Center for Adaptive Riding
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