Education sponsors will be helping to provide a “back to nature” educational and entertainment experience for the youth of our area ages eight and up. We are looking to host nearly sixty children all summer and will use sponsorship to supplement their camp experience. Horseback riding is a wholesome educational value that gives children an opportunity to be outside enjoying the fresh air while getting some much needed exercise. A necessity in today’s world as American children are heavier and less active than they ever have been. We plan on hosting four weeks of camp with each week culminating in a “Mini Horse Show” for the campers to share their new talents with family and friends. Each day of camp, campers will have the opportunity to both ride and learn to care for horses through a fully interactive educational experience. Sponsorship are being sought to help us pay for a few different costs. Namely, we are hoping to host a scholarship program to allow one camp position to go free for a disadvantaged camper each week of camp. We want to ensure everyone has an opportunity to learn about our wonderful horse industry in Southern Illinois and hope by being able to offer a camp scholarship that we may reach those who had only dreamed of riding horses in the past.
In addition to camp scholarships, we are delighted to be in the process of putting together permanent education centers on horses and the care of horses. These centers will include feed information, breed, color and markings information, horse husbandry and like educational opportunities for the young horse enthusiast. By making permanent centers, we will not only be able to provide a better education at our horse camp, but also for the dozens of other adults and children that visit our farm daily through school field trips, birthday parties, pony club meetings, and girl scout badge missions.
Education sponsors will truly see a great return on their value as this year we extend our marketing to all the area schools in Madison and St. Clair counties. It is our desire to grow upon our scholarship program allowing more and more scholarship spots with each year. Through sponsorships and hopefully grant monies, we can continue to educate those who have not had the resources to encourage horse riding and education.
Thank you to 2009 Education Sponsor, Reinhardt Building & Roofing, Inc