Happenings

Unleash Your Smile Power!

Seattle Refined on KOMO 4 did a great piece about NWTRC that aired 3/13/17. 

Do no worry if you didn't see it live, you can watch it here!

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12 Neighs of Christmas

On the first neigh of Christmas

my Buckskin gave to me:

A ribbon in the Grand Prix

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On the second neigh of Christmas 

my Red Roan gave to me:

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And a ribbon in the Grand Prix

2nd Neigh

 

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Round Pen Makeover!

Thank you so much to the D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust for helping us make our round pen makeover possible! 

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Smile Power

On August 30th we were thrilled to be visited by Delta Dental of Washington's Smile Power team and the tooth fairy. Along with visting  volunteers, riders and staff, the team met Kleng and presented NWTRC with a check for $750. Thank You Delta Dental, we are all smiles!

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Welcome to the herd, Leonardo!

Leo is a coming 5 year old, 14 hand, registered Quarter Horse gelding. We are very excited about this cute little guy's future at the riding center!

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Composting Corner

Thanks to the Norcliffe Foundation and Mike Bozzo NWTRC has a clean, green Composting Corner!

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NWTRC is committed to an ecologically sound, ethical and sustainable facility. This project improves upon our existing manure management practices. Horses are the literal and figurative backbone of our program. 8 horses produce a lot of manure! The average horse produces 50-70 lbs of waste per day), which amounts to 350-490lbs. of manure waste per day at NWTRC. Properly managing manure reduces pests (including rodents and bugs), keeps our herd of horses healthy (free of internal and external parasites), preserves the footing in our paddocks and pens, and keeps our center odor-free. As an agricultural facility, it is of great importance that we take every measure we can to eliminate contamination of water sources and to ensure sustainability of our land for the future.

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 Thank you so much to the Norcliffe Foundation who made this improvement possible!

Congratulations NWTRC Instructors!

NWTRC is very proud of our newly certified PATH International Instructors! 

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Deanna Bozzo, PATH Registered Instructor, October 2014.

Gina Bozzo, PATH Registered Instructor, August 2015.

Hilary Groh, PATH Advanced Instructor, August 2015.

Summer Drill Team

This summer our riders learned drill team patterns and performed them to music at the end of the session. 

Check out Amy, Allen, Rachel and Alissa's drill team performance, they did an amazing job!

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New Sensory Garden

Thanks to Pam & Dene Cady and the D.U.P.I. Garden Club for our beautiful new sensory garden! A sensory garden is an environment that is designed with the purpose of stimulating the senses. This stimulation occurs courtesy of plants and the use of materials that engage one's senses of sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound.

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We can't wait to see everything bloom, check it out the next time you are at the Center.

 

New Bellingham Safeway Donates $10,000 to NWTRC

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The NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center will hold a ribbon cutting to unveil arena improvements made possible by the generous donation from Safeway.
The ribbon cutting will be held on Tuesday, May 5 at 6 p.m. at 1884 Kelly Road, Bellingham, WA.

"Safeway and its employees have a solid record of giving back to the communities where they operate. We are honored they celebrated the opening of their new Bellingham store by investing in our deserving riders and hardworking horses," said Audra Rosen, former NWTRC Board President.

The timing of the donation could not have be better as the arena at the riding center needed new footing. The footing, or surface of the arena, can be costly but isnecessary to minimize concussion on horse legs and provide solid traction for the overall safety and well being of horses and riders.

"NWTRC is thrilled to receive the support from Safeway. The footing allows us to provide the best surface, keeping our volunteers and instructors comfortable and our wonderful therapeutic horses sound, happy and healthy," says Julia Bozzo, founder and Executive Director of the riding center.

THANK YOU SAFEWAY!

Thank You SmartPak!

Thank you SmartPak for outfitting our entire herd with these beautiful Rockin' SP Fleece Coolers!

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Kleng, Zorro, Henry and Kurt showing off their exceptional modeling talent.

Want your horse to look as stylish as our herd? Head on over to SmartPak and get your own Rockin' SP Fleece Cooler.