Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
The horseback riding program is going STRONG, with 21 riders now! We have a fabulous group of volunteers, including Tracy P who leads an arts and craft project every month. She recently ran into an "Angel" at the Cajalco Michael's Craft Store. This woman, who wanted to remain anonymous (her first name is Judy..that is all the info she gave), upon hearing the mission of Peppermint Ridge, donated $100 on the spot to purchase arts & crafts supplies for our program. Good people are out there!!!! I will post further updates about specific programs here at the Ridge very soon!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Our equestrian team has a new home! We are now riding with Norco Therapeutic Riding Center, located at No Drama Ranch in Norco CA. Under the direction of coaches Katye Smith and Donna Hyde, the new program has the goal of becoming THE premier therapeutic riding center in the Inland Empire.
Coach Katye is a graduate of the University of La Verne, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. She has fourteen years of experience with horses and several years' experience teaching riding lessons. Coach Donna, owner of No Drama Ranch, has 30 years of experience working with people who have developmental disabilities; ten of those years were spent operating a community care level 4G home.
Katye and Donna lead an experienced group of dedicated volunteers each week. Katye has designed and is implementing individual lesson plans for each riding student. In addition, Katye and Donna study at a Premier NARHA center, The Shea Center, in San Juan Capistrano.
Come on out to lessons, every Saturday morning beginning at 8AM, to see this quality program in action! No Drama Ranch is located at 3659 Pedley Street in the city of Norco, CA (horsetown, USA!)
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
It is the little things that make me smile. A warm breeze, a butterfly, a moment of quiet reflection. Ridgers have many opportunities to enjoy the lazy days of summer in any way they would like. We have taken the train to the beach, where the most exciting moment was when I dropped my phone in the ocean. We cool off in the pool, with free swim time and scheduled aqua aerobics classes. This last week, Ridger Raymond worked with the instructor, used a kick board and swam across the pool twice. That was a smile-worthy moment. We have had the opportunity to sit in our beautiful garden to enjoy the beauty of nature-flowers, trees, breezes, birds and butterflies. We have celebrated our most patriotic of holidays, July 4th-Independence Day. As Ridger John will affirm, we are all Proud to be Americans!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This is an event that we look forward to every year..I hope to see everyone there!