Horsin’ Around

Mentors/Attendees – Mark, Stacy, Shae, Robyn, Steve, Jen, Brianna, Keith, Lorraine (+2), Branden, Dave VanCamp, Rashad, Darren (+1), Dennis, Rhonda, Dave F., 3-4 Veterans, 3-4 Staff members, Ron Strickley, Patrick

25-30 Participants, ages K-High School -- Grouped in 8-10 per group by ages for a total of 3 groups. (Minis, Ponies and Horses)


  • 9:30 AM – Start Set-up
  • 10:00 AM – Mentors arrival – Set-up
  • 11:00 – Registration and Check-in/shirts at the entrance – Send all participants to the round pin to get a picture with the minis. After picture is taken, send them to the bleachers to sit.
  • 11:30 – Arena – Welcome and introduce HERD Communication and Horse signals
  • 11:45 – Start of 3x 30 minute rotations
    • Working with the HERD – learning how to approach, horse signals and communication
    • Craft – Decorating Horse Shoes and mini golf
    • Garden – Learning compost, growing our own food and making farm to table salsa
  • 1:15 PM – Lunch – hamburgers and hot dogs donated by Patrick and plates/utensils/sides donated by Cheney Bros. Salsa from Garden.
  • 2:00 – Presentation
  • 2:30 – Participants Pick up

Our 2nd annual youth tournament!

Our Spooktacular Event

It was a great time to share the love with our current sponsors and spread the news to others wanting to contribute to American Academy’s Vision for kids!! You won’t want to miss the next one!