Riverwood Events

Healing with Horses Teen Wellness Program

On Saturday, April 30 from 9am-2pm young men and women ages 13-19 will have a unique opportunity to work with the Riverwood horses. This Equine Facilitated Learning workshop will combine hands-on time with the horses, followed by a personal art experience on the farm. All individuals are welcome; no horse experience necessary. Students will work with horses through the guidance of Laura Pallavicini, Riverwood program director, instructor and equine specialist, and create their own personal photography and journal based on their experience with the horses. Each student will be able to interpret his or her own creativity through the guidance of Amanda Sullivan, counselor and Sawtooth's Healing and Wellness Through the Arts coordinator. Spots in this workshop are still available; click here to register.

Why incorporate horses in a wellness through the arts workshop? Horses allow individuals to be aware of all of his or her abilities, emotions and strengths at once, often mirroring human emotions through touch, breath, and energy. Metaphors learned from interacting with the horses are often relevant to other areas of life.
WHEN: Saturday, April 30
Cost: $80 (member), $95 (nonmember)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Volunteer Orientation (Part I)

Volunteer Orientation includes learning about the Riverwood mission, a tour of the farm, roles of Leaders, Advanced Leaders and Sidewalkers, as well as barn rules and safety procedures. See the Volunteer Page for details about Parts I and II Orientaion and more orientation dates. Please let us know if you plan to attend by phone, 922-6426, or email, rtrc@windstream.net.
WHEN: May 7, 2016
Cost: Free
Time: 9:00am-11:30pm

Riverwood Spring Fling Horseshow

Riverwood’s Spring Fling Horse Show is a glorious event in which riders with special needs can share their gift for horseback riding and demonstrate progress toward goals by participating in judged classes. Horse show participants will include Riverwood riders, as well a group from Bright Star Stables in Rougemont, NC. The show consists of 20 classes divided into Equitation, Obstacle Course, and Pole Bending. While the students are showing off their skills, families and friends can spectate classes, eat lunch, participate in games, raffles and more!

Click here for details!
WHEN: May 14, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Summer Session 2016

Registration is now open for the 2016 Summer Riding Program. This opportunity is available for typically developing and exceptional students ages 3 through adult. This year we are offering opportunities for senior adults as well as 2 different opportunities for youth seeking immersion at the farm in addition to our ever popular riding lessons. Click here for more information and the printable registration form.

WHEN: Registration Began February 1