(This event occurs during the Greenwell Foundation’s Equestrian Program Open House)
The Greenwell Foundation’s new Sensory Trail officially opens to the public. Equestrian program staff, horses, riders and Open House visitors will be on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony – which may actually be a ribbon eating considering our horses will be there!
About the Sensory Trail
The Sensory Trail was built on an existing trail which comprises three miles of open fields, wooded trails and a view of a tidal pond. The field edges are the perfect location for obstacles and activities that challenge riders. The trail has “stops” or locations where an activity can be done to keep the ride interesting and activate the senses. As horses and riders (and assistants if needed) navigate the trail, they encounter obstacles and activities along the way. These obstacles and activities offer riders an opportunity to stimulate all of their senses and improve balance and coordination while encouraging interaction. The trail also offers a focused activity outside of the arena. More importantly this gives the riders in the therapeutic program an opportunity they may not have; to ride out on a trail.
The Sensory Trail was made possible thanks to grant funding from the Maryland Horse Industry Board and the Rotary Club of Leonardtown. St. Mary’s County resident Jimmy Mayonado constructed the Sensory Trail for his Boy Scouts Eagle Project.
About the Equestrian Program Open House
Join the Greenwell Equestrian for an Equestrian Open House on Saturday, October 17 from 8 am – noon! Visit the barn, meet the horses, and learn all about our expanded horseback riding lesson program. You can also check out the obstacle course, our new sensory trail, and get a sneak peek at more coming in the Spring of 2016 – carriage driving lessons, therapeutic driving and trail rides in the carriage!
During our Open House, we’ll also have pony rides, horse grooming, a chance to pet our goats and meet our pony Jackie O and her baby Summer, horse-themed crafts, and a photo op in an antique carriage.
Free event (some activities may have a small fee)