Thursday, October 9, 2014

Returning to Greenwell Foundation Stable!

On Saturday, November 1st, I'll be visiting the Greenwell Foundation Stable in southern Maryland once again. The event is to celebrate both my 10th Anniversary of my Beloved Horses Series and Spot’s 25th year. I'll be reading Spot’s story which is included in Beloved Horses in Second Careers, the fourth book in the series.

Spot is a Paint Horse who foaled in Texas in 1989 and was first trained as a reining horse before becoming a Pony Club mount for Caitlyn Keyes in Maryland. After Spot could no longer show in the jumping events, Keyes decided to donate him to the Greenwell Foundation. In Spot’s third career he blossomed as a therapeutic riding mount providing a safe ride for the program participants. Now, in his 25th year, he is enjoying retirement at Greenwell.

I interviewed Caitlyn via email about Spot. In 2010, after Beloved Horses in Second Careers was released, I was invited to Greenwell to meet Caitlyn, Spot and his riders in person. Spot was as handsome and as friendly as I wrote about in my book!

On November 1st from 10 am until noon, I'll share Spot’s story and sell signed copies of all my books, discounted to $12.00 each. Spot will be there to share in the dual celebration.

A raffle to benefit the foundation will also be held and will feature a set of the five Beloved Horses books, and valued at $60. Smaller equine novelties will be given to other winners. Tickets will be $5 each, or five tickets for $20. The drawing will be held at noon, and participants need not be present to win as long as they can return to the stable to pick up the prizes during normal business hours.

Greenwell offers a comprehensive equestrian program including a horseback riding program as well as their Therapeutic Riding Program, which is a Center Member of PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). Greenwell’s Director of Equestrian Programs and lead instructor, Julie Raley, is a PATH International Certified Instructor. Greenwell is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization located in southern Maryland at 25420 Rosedale Manor Lane
Hollywood, Maryland and more information can be found on their website at