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Saturday, June 24th at 12 PM – 4 PM
Fernie Therapeutic Horse and Pony Club is excited to announce our first “Open Barn” Fundraiser! 100% of all money raised will be used to send some of our volunteers to workshops in order to further their knowledge and certification in Equine Therapy, and also toward operation costs for this non-profit group.
This event will have activities for all ages!
Enter by donation to meet our horses Sher, Cowboy, Daphne and Skerpa!
Dress up in your best cowboy or cowgirl outfit and get your picture taken. Get a chance to win best costume! (To be announced on Facebook after the event)
Young Adult Author Lorna Shultz Nicholson will do a reading of her book “Bent not Broken” – The horses in the book are named after our Miniature Horses!
Other Activities Planned:
– BBQ and Bake Sale
– Crafting Tent
– Free Kids Games
– Door Prize Table
– Fernie Museum display – History of the barn and horses in the mine industry
– Chicken Poop Lottery!
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We needed a fun morning adventure on Monday morning so I took the kids and their bikes to the bridge along Coal Creek Road and introduced them to the miniature horses Sher, Daphne and Cowboy. Phoenix, being almost 4, loved them and wanted to stay all day. It was a struggle getting them away from the barn so we could go home…and then the cats came out.
The owners of the horses don’t want anyone coming by with treats but visiting the horses and giving them a good bum scratch was definitely encouraged. We will be back!
When I moved here back in 2009, or was it 2008…, I did not picture Fernie changing the way it is today. A new executive retreat? Heaven’s Gate? Montane? The Cedars? and probably more I don’t know about. I thought this was a small town that no one had heard of – I certainly had no idea what a “Fernie” was when Rod told me had moved to here.
Anyways, I’m not against progress, but I’m interested to see how all this development will impact the community.