It’s spring, which means show time! Saturday, May 28 our students, volunteers, staff, board members, and families came together to showcase the progress of our students. BBQ Lunch was served and new Great Oak merch proved to be very popular! View the photos, below.
“A Toast to Great Oak” was held at Great Oak Equine Assisted Programs on Sunday, April 24, 2022. During a beautiful Spring day on Great Oak’s 40-acre farm, 200 guests enjoyed a Working Equitation exhibition performed by Carlos Carneiro, followed by a lesson demonstration taught by Lead Instructor, Eva Finnan where three of Great Oak’s
Members of The Garden Club of Aiken visited Great Oak Equine Assisted Program on April 14 to enjoy a lesson for the students, a tour of the facility, and see the historic live oak trees on the property that the garden club is helping to save. This is a unique situation where one nonprofit is
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) Conference was a hit. Great Oak welcomed attendees from throughout the Southeast and East Coast. Lots of learning and fun was had, with a Saturday night dinner at Great Oak’s facility. Great Oak was also awarded three PATH Region 3 Awards – Veterinarian of the Year (Dr. Reda
Keep up with all that’s happened in the past year by reading “Oakology”, Great Oak’s version of an annual report.
Great Oak is happy to announce we have been accepted into the United States Equestrian Federation’s Community Outreach Program. The USEF Community Outreach Program includes a directory of organizations that provide equine-based learning opportunities and support the positive impact horses can have within their local communities. Organizations must apply and be accepted for inclusion in the
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our Fourth Anniversary/Valentine’s Day! We appreciate all the volunteers, sponsors, and students who have made the past four years possible. Here’s hoping the next four are just as successful!
The Horse Eye View – How ‘QP’ Sees Things At The Farm Before you continue reading, please allow for and enjoy some creative writing from one of our dedicated Volunteers. We have asked this Volunteer, who works with QP, to share insights of the farm, the barn staff, the volunteers, and the donors from a
Each month, our lead instructor, Eva, picks a student for our “Blue Ribbon Moment.” A “Blue Ribbon Moment” represents an achievement, both small and large made by one of our students. Fall is the season of change. The weather gets cooler and the leaves start to change color. Many of us embrace it. Yet there