On June 17th, at the gorgeous United States Equestrian Team facility, Breyer held their 2nd Annual Pony Up! event. Though it was a rainy day in Gladstone, volunteers from Mane Stream, along with Minnie, a hard-working member of our herd, demonstrated what both volunteers and horses do at Mane Stream.
Intended to help introduce children under 17 years old to the world of horses, attendees could “meet and greet” different horse breeds such as quarter horses, Mane Stream’s own Minnie the Norwegian Fjord, and draft horse. There were also pony rides, a petting zoo and human ‘showjumping’ contests. The Zemi Farms vaulters performed and there was even a unicorn and princess on site taking pictures with attendees.
Several local stables also had tents and answered parents' questions about the cost of getting into equestrian sports and how to get started. This event was a great way for Mane Stream and other stables to show potential equestrians and parents that everyone can get involved in the sport of horseback riding, both typical riding and adaptive riding.