December 2016 | Celebrate Holidays in the Barn!
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Celebrate Holidays in the Barn!

December 2016

Get involved with horses this holiday season with Shady Hollow Assisted Riding! Shady Hollow provides a supportive equine environment where individuals with physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges can experience therapeutic, social, and educational rewards. This December, Shady Hollow Assisted Riding will celebrate Holidays in the Barn with “Hooves and Hot Cocoa” and a Holiday Horse Camp.

On Saturday, December 10, 1-4 pm, commemorate the season with Hooves & Hot Cocoa. Enjoy homemade cookies from the Daniel Boone Key Club, area Girl Scouts will host a holiday craft table for the kids, ever flowing hot chocolate, picture opportunities with the horses, listen to carolers from Daniel Boone HS Choir and Santa will read a story with the miniature horses. It’s a fun holiday event for the whole family and you can feel good knowing you are supporting an area nonprofit! Admission is $6 per person, children 2 and under are free.

December 27-29, join Shady Hollow for a Holiday Horse Camp for children ages 6-12. The horses guide the way though caretaking, equine-facilitated learning activities, and riding. No previous horse or riding experience is necessary. Camp runs from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. The cost is $120, and the registration deadline is December 13, 2016. All proceeds from both the “Hooves and Hot Cocoa” event and the Holiday Horse Camp support Shady Hollow’s therapeutic equine activities for individuals with special needs.

Located on ninety acres of farmland in Birdsboro, PA Shady Hollow accommodates a wide range of individuals. Their Assisted Riding Program is designed for clients with special needs who otherwise cannot independently ride. Through assisted riding lessons, individuals with special needs can improve their self-confidence, increase muscle strength, enhance balance, learn teamwork, and develop social skills. The horse is an equalizer in an otherwise unequal world. To register for lessons or camp, call (610) 582-4050 or visit