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Whoa Podcast About Horses Horsemanship

Sep 29, 2015

MARE Therapeutic Riding Center

MARE Therapeutic Riding CenterM.A.R.E is an acronym for Mastering Abilities Riding Equines.  MARE Therapeutic Riding Center has been helping people with special needs and disabilities for 25 years!  Recently, I heard the facility was hosting a big 25 year celebration event.  Then, I realized this very special place is right in my backyard and I have yet to visit the place.  I contacted Debra Durkin and she agreed to give me the history and tour of such a fantastic facility.

They have a wonderful set of horses and even a more dedicated staff.  MARE has a huge staff of volunteers and offers therapeutic riding sessions 44 weeks a year.

Celebrating 25 Years

MARE Therapeutic Riding CenterThe organization is celebrating 25 years with a huge gala called Diamonds to Denim happening on the grounds of the MARE Therapeutic Riding Center.  The event happens on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at 5 PM.  Headlining the event will be equestrian demonstrations in both dressage and reining.  There will also be dinner served, along with a silent auction, live music, and dancing.

To learn more about the Diamonds to Denim event click this LINK.

Links Mentioned in the MARE Therapeutic Riding Show

Diamonds to Denim 25 Year Celebration

M.A.R.E. Therapeutic Riding Center website


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Welcome to the Whoa Podcast about Horses and Horsemanship.   I am your host  John Harrer.  Along with my wife, Ranae, each week on the show we talk about some aspect of owning a horse.  It could be feeding or supplementation.  It could be bits and bridles, tack, or cowboy boots.  We cover training problems, or competing in shows.  We talk to farriers and horse chiropractors.  We talk about movies, books and magazine articles.  And, we travel to places we think you would like to take your horse.   That’s what the Whoa Podcast is all about.

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