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What has Trinity Farm been up to since our last visit to Aurora Rotary?

Taste of the Western Reserve 2016

A little over a year ago Trinity Farm was honored to be the highlighted charity and recipient of the Rotary Club of Aurora's raffle fundraiser. Our Operation SERVE members thoroughly enjoyed meeting your Club's members and sharing their experience healing with horses at Trinity Farm.

Time has flown by and I'd love to take a moment to share what Trinity Farm has been up to since the last time I was invited to speak. (As this is a casual blog, I will interrupt to introduce myself. I am beginner-blogger & Executive Director, Katherine Trimble. Thanks for reading and letting me take a minute to brag about an amazing organization that I am so blessed to be a part of!)

Operation SERVE

Your donation funded the continued services of Operation SERVE (Supporting the Engagement and Recovery of Veterans with Equines). After our 8 week program, 6 Operation SERVE graduates continued to volunteer and/or participate in therapeutic riding! All agreed that the peaceful nature of the horses left them feeling calmer for days after a visit to the farm.

One of our veterans even competed at Congress, one of the largest horse shows in the world!

Fun in the Sun!

Spring, Summer and Fall are our busiest seasons for lessons and competitions. Typically we serve 45 individuals a week with riding lessons. Our Equestrian Team competes in 15 horse shows, two of which we host at Trinity Farm. We also use this time to prepare for winter by storing hay 2,300 bales of hay or painting and mending pasture fences.

Special Olympics- Equestrian

New in 2017, Trinity Farm became the host site of Summit & Portage County's Special Olympic Equestrian Teams! We even took athletes to Ohio's State Games!

Our athletes were proud to represent Northeast Ohio and Trinity Farm! Oh! Did I forget to mention they kicked some serious butt? We brought home 8 medals!

Boo at the Barn

Everyone always has a great time at our completely inclusive Halloween event! This version of trick or treating is handicapped and stroller accessible, and all of the horses join in on the costumed fun! It's no surprise that hundreds of people join us for this event every year.

Winter at Trinity Farm

I'll just skim over this one! I'm not ready to think about snow just yet! But, yes, we offer therapeutic services year round thanks to our large indoor riding arena!

Rotary Volunteers

I would like to take a moment to say thank you to all of the friends and volunteers we have met through Aurora's Rotary Club! I would like to highlight two very special, very dedicated volunteers that make each week at Trinity Farm even brighter!

Caryn Radcliff

Caryn is the daughter of Rotarian Laura Radcliff. She began volunteering at Trinity Farm in 2015 and has been an active part of our lesson program ever since! Caryn has a busy life as a high school student and athlete but she makes each one of Trinity's students feel special by giving them her undivided attention. She can make a nervous student smile just by sharing her own!

Pat Costanza

She is known around here as "Miss Patricia" and she is a wonder-woman and jack of all trades! From grooming horses to physically supporting a child in the saddle, Patricia is here each week spreading joy and smiles! She has painted, drawn, laminated, typed, cleaned, scrubbed, encouraged, laughed and high-fived at a rate that is off the scales of generosity and joy! Her riders squeal with excitement when she arrives at lessons and the horses find comfort in her gentle presence. Patricia has volunteered over 200 hours since her start with us in 2016!

Thank you Aurora Rotary! Hope to see you soon!

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