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The Mane News

What’s New at Manes & Motions?

From new horses, to new programs, to a new look for our newsletter; Manes & Motions is welcoming in 2019 with a renewed sense of empowerment. Check out our 2018 fundraising successes thanks to our generous supporters, a new program promoting academic engagement and more.

New Faces (and Hooves) at Manes & Motions

We welcomed four new hires in 2018. Say hi to,

Ava Lee, Barn Assistant,
Kara Tedford, PATH Registered Instructor, ESMHL,
Lisa Valko, Barn Assistant and
Val Zajac, Barn Assistant!

We also welcomed Jimmy, a new horse to our therapy herd this past fall.  Jimmy came from Fairfield County. In his previous career he was a fox hunting horse. Jimmy is gentle and well trained, and we feel he will be a big asset to our 11-horse, herd.

The Mane Event Raises 20% More for Manes & Motions

Thanks to Webster Bank, Dr. James Massi, the University of Saint Joseph and all of our generous sponsors and donors, 2018 proceeds from The Mane Event increased 20% over the previous year.

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Equine Program to Promote Academic Engagement

After school therapeutic riding, unmounted learning and a reading program, Books with Bella, increases academic engagement and self-confidence, while reinforcing key life skills for Macdonough Elementary School students.

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Foundations Support Manes & Motions

Thank you to the The George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, and the EQUUS Foundation for the generous gifts to support programming at Manes & Motions.

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Volunteering Highlights

Did you know we gained 98 new volunteers in 2018? Our volunteer support team works together to give our participants one of life’s most precious gifts – a feeling of self-worth, accomplishment and independence.

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Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center

Daniel’s Farm
874 Millbrook Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Contact: 860-685-0008

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