CATR Instructor-In-Training Volunteers at AHA Conference
Laura is a physical therapy student at MUSC and is an accomplished equestrian. She is pursuing her PATH Intl. Instructor certification and is completing her teaching hours at CATR.
We wish Laura the best of luck as she finishes school and furthers her knowledge and experience in the field of Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies.
Click here to learn more about CATR's Instructor-In-Training Program.
A Huge Thanks to Our Blue Jean Ball Sponsors & Event Committee!
2017 Event Sponsors
Grand Champion Sponsor
Addy's Harbor Dodge
Winner's Circle Sponsors
Kiawah Cares Foundation
Blue Ribbon Sponsors
Akers Ellis Real Estate
Anderson Insurance Associates
Bank of North Carolina
Hoover the Mover
Kiawah Island Real Estate
Merrill Lynch Bank of America Corporation
Riverbank Veterinary Clinic
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Just Stuff It
2017 Event Committee
Mary Anne Luttrell
Volunteer Appreciation Week
CATR Horse Show
June 1st - 4th
PATH Intl. Instructor Workshop & Certification
June 6th - 9th
June 14th - July 22nd
CATR Summer Session
June 12th - 15th,
June 19th - 22nd &
June 26th - 29th
CATR on Screen
If you were at CATR at the beginning of March, you may have noticed something a little out of the ordinary - a film crew complete with lots of neat equipment!
In the summer of 2016, Mike and Laura Kelly visited CATR and were immediately interested in our work. They are the co-founders of
Films for Humanity
, a film production company out of Kansas City that produces short films "designed to stir the human spirit, raise awareness and inspire action."
When a donor asked if we would be interested in the team at
Films for Humanity
making a film for CATR, we were thrilled! Our answer was, "YES!" quickly followed by "When can we start?"
We met with Mike and his professional team and discussed ways to capture the true essence of CATR on screen. They took it from there and got to work doing their research about a CATR student and organizing three days of filming at the farm and in the student's school and home.
The crew arrived on March 1st with a full trailer of cameras, lighting and even a drone! After three full days, the team was satisfied with their footage of CATR's facility, therapeutic riding lessons, horses and interviews. The team is now hard at work creating the final product. We can't wait to see it!
big film debut
will be at our annual fundraiser on
Sunday, April 23rd!
Event details are below. We hope to see you there!
CATR's First Blue Jean Ball
In the Company of Horses Annual Event
This year CATR's Event Committee has come up with a fun way to use our covered arena! We are hosting our first Blue Jean Ball under the roof! The event will be similar to past years but with a few new additions. Elizabeth Scarborough will be performing as Taylor Swift, and there will be a dance floor for everyone to show off their moves! The evening under the roof also includes:
- Dinner by Just Stuff It
- Drinks by EVO
- Book signing by John Blackburn, author of Healthy Stables by Design
- Online silent auction
- Live auction by Doug Warner
- Films for Humanity Film Debut
- Photo booth
- And more!
We hope you will throw on your favorite pair of blue jeans and boots and join us on Sunday, April 23rd from 4 to 7!
*The early ticket discount has been extended until
Friday, April 7th.
to get your tickets today!
BEC Pony Club Members Compete
Quiz Rally in Florence
Brickhouse Equestrian Center's Pony Club attended their first Quiz Rally on February 18th in Sumter, SC. Quizzes are designed to promote a deep understanding and familiarity with the material presented at each certification level. Many aspects of Pony Club mounted rallies can be learned at the Quiz Rally. Quiz Rallies challenge Pony Club members to learn horsemanship and horse care, provide them with opportunities to display and learn good sportsmanship, leadership, stewardship, and teamwork as they prepare thoroughly, plan and cooperate with their teammates, and take winning or losing in stride.
A Quiz Rally is made up of five phases: Classroom, Stations, Mega Room, Barn and Written Test. In the Classroom phase, members are asked individual questions which they must answer orally in a specific amount of time. During the Stations phase, teams move through a variety of stations and answer questions at those stations as a team. The stations may be written, hands-on, or even games. Teams then move on to the Barn phase, which is presented in a barn, or barn-like, setting. Members must be able to demonstrate a skill and many questions are hands-on. Each member is given an individual question before the team as a whole is given one. The final phase of Quiz is the Written Test, an individual, multiple choice test. At the end of the rally competitors are scored as individuals, as well as, a team.
BEC Pony Club Member, Shannon Yost shares her experience below:
This was Brickhouse Equestrian Center's first time participating in a Quiz Rally. It was a fun and unforgettable experience. I learned many new things and met many new people. I really liked being around people who love horses as much as I do. My favorite phase was the barn because it was more hands on. My team came in second in our division and our other Pony Club teams placed first and third in their divisions. We all had lots of fun preparing for the different phases. I was surprised at how much work and organization was required for this rally, and I want to thank all the staff and volunteers for their hard work to make this a fun time for all of the Pony Clubs. This Quiz Rally was a great first experience and we can't wait to participate next year!