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The Hoofbeat | June 2019

By Morgan Kastenek on Jun 18, 2019 at 06:02 PM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

Hearts hosted its annual Barn Dance fundraising event on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at the Carriage and Western Art Museum in Santa Barbara. Guests enjoyed a live band, dinner, dancing, and a silent and live auction.

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Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center Hosts Barn Dance

By Morgan Kastenek on May 17, 2019 at 07:38 PM in Past Events

On May 11, about 165 supporters of Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center (Hearts) gathered at the Carriage and Western Art Museum for its annual Barn Dance. The event funds scholarships for low-income children and adults with disabilities so they can participate in Hearts’ therapeutic horseback riding program. Funds also support Hearts’ veteran’s program, Equine Services for Heroes, and its at-risk youth program, run in partnership with Girls Inc. and CALM.

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The Hoofbeat | May 2019

By Morgan Kastenek on May 17, 2019 at 07:31 PM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

Hearts riders took home the gold at The Annual Student Horse Show. Participants of all ages showcased their reining and horsemanship skills before a captive audience.

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The Hoofbeat | April 2019

By Morgan Kastenek on May 17, 2019 at 07:12 PM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

Our volunteers are the heartbeat of Hearts- without them, we would not be able to serve our riders as effectively and efficiently as we do. Hearts volunteers not only provide help with sessions and facilities, they provide a positive and accepting group that support Hearts’ riders, staff, and horses. Volunteers start out by receiving training as sidewalkers or barn crew, and as they volunteer their time at Hearts they begin to grow in their horsemanship skills and comradery with one another. The Hearts volunteers emotionally and physically support our riders in sessions by providing encouragement, smiles, and hand-over-hand help or appropriate holds when needed. For our horses, volunteers are providers of positive energy, love, and of course- carrots!

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The Hoofbeat | March 2019

The Hoofbeat | March 2019
By Morgan Kastenek on Mar 12, 2019 at 08:36 PM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Ugo Arnoldi was among the group of men who rescued the Robert “Bob” Ramsey from the side of Painted Cave Road and the 154 Highway in 2016. Here is an excerpt from the story he wrote about the “Ram with Large Horns."

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The Hoofbeat | February 2019

The Hoofbeat | February 2019
By Morgan Kastenek on Feb 02, 2019 at 01:04 AM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

In honor of Valentine's Day happening this month, I thought it was only appropriate to highlight a study done by the Institute of HeartMath which explains the powerful connection between horse and human. And believe it or not, it has to do with our HEARTS!

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The Hoofbeat | January 2019

The Hoofbeat | January 2019
By Morgan Kastenek on Jan 11, 2019 at 11:00 PM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

There's never a dull moment at Hearts! From new horses to events, selfless volunteers to Minis on the Move, 2018 was filled with energy, excitement, and a whole lot of HEART!

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The Hoofbeat | August 2018

The Hoofbeat | August 2018
By Morgan Kastenek on Aug 22, 2018 at 04:21 PM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

Every summer we invite kids from the community, as well as kids already enrolled in our riding program to come spend a week at Hearts to participate in a horse-themed summer camp. We also have groups from Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara and CALM participate. Our campers get to develop friendships with our amazing horses and volunteers while learning about horse science, horsemanship, equine-facilitated learning activities and basic riding skills.

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The Hoofbeat | May 2018

The Hoofbeat | May 2018
By Morgan Kastenek on May 01, 2018 at 03:32 PM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

Our participants certainly did us proud at our Annual Student Horse Show on Saturday, April 21st. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day! The sun was out, the horses were ready to go, and our participants looked amazing! It was a day filled with excitement and celebration.

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The Hoofbeat | April 2018

The Hoofbeat | April 2018
By Morgan Kastenek on Apr 01, 2018 at 03:23 PM in The Hoofbeat Newsletter

Celebrating National Volunteer Appreciation Week April 15-21 - Today is a day to remind all of you just how much our volunteers are appreciated. In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week April 15-21, it is my pleasure on behalf of the staff and Board of Directors, to formally express our gratitude to all Hearts volunteers! We currently have 146 active volunteers and last year alone, our volunteers completed over 16,000 hours of volunteer service. WOW!

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