January 2020
The Pony Express
2019 has turned out to be our busiest season so far with a record number of 354 individuals served in over 2000 lesson hours with the help of 12 horses and 60 volunteers in our programs.
Raffle Tickets for Sale until 2/2/2020
Choice raffle tickets are available on our website or from any rider family, volunteer, staff until the drawing on 2/2/2020. Funds from this fundraiser help support the horses through the winter months as they prepare for their riders next session. Two winners will be drawn, first drawn will get choice of the two following raffle options, second drawn will receive the remaining raffle option.
  • Raffle Option 1 is choice of 1 (one) of the following firearms - Mossberg 500 Field shotgun 12 or 20 gauge, Ruger security 9mm or compact, CVA inc hunter 44mag single shot rifle
  • Raffle Option 2 is 8 tons 57 limestone and delivery within 15 mile radius of Breaking Free ($265 value) sponsored by Flecto Construction

We have many new activities in the works this year so be sure to check back often!
Registrations now open for the 2020 Riding Season
2020 Schedule
Session 1 March 22-May 2
Session 2 May 3-June 20
Session 3 June 21-August 1
Session 4 August 2-September 19
Session 5 September 20-October 31
Session 6 November 1-December19

Therapeutic Riding
Beginner & Intermediate Riding
Veteran's Horses for Heroes
Equine Facilitated Learning

We are looking forward to a great new year full of fun, smiles, and milestones! Return riders can print out the forms below and return to the office with your choice of lesson times.

If you are interested in signing up a new rider please contact the office to set up an interview time and paperwork.
Volunteer Sign-ups
We are looking forward to seeing all of our Volunteer friends and meeting new ones. There are volunteer openings everyday of the week for evening and afternoon hours.
Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Courtney Blaney at 740-624-6211 or at volcoordbftrc@att.net  with any questions or to get signed up.

Past Volunteer Refresher March 17 6-8p
New Volunteer Orientation March 19 6-8p
Thank you 2019 Sponsors!
Family Sponsors
Chaplin Carla Cherry
Knight Family
Menkedick Family
David & Rena Ridenour
Dearth Family
Bryan & Linda Lake Family
Miles-Sagle Family
Christopher & Meghan Smith
Charlotte Smith
Terry & Laury Bitecofer
McClelland Family
Sandy Harstine
Kearns Family
Timmons Family
Lori Darah
Piecynski Family
Stelzer Family
Buttons Family 
Keim Family
Maria Moore
Szemetylo Family
Jo Lucas
Bromley Family
Chase Family
Kathi Halbert
Hansen Family
Cassandra Ridenour
Scott Family
Marling Family

We cannot thank our sponsors enough for all of your continued support over the years. If you know any of these supporters please take a minute to thank them for supporting our amazing riders.
Community Sponsors:
Zanesville Neighborhood Church Network
Muskingum Community Comm. Foundation
The Community Bank
Global 7 Testing Solutions
Zanesville Rotary Foundation
Kimbolton United Methodist Church
Combat Veterans of America Motorcycle Club
Westwood Baptist Church
Zanesville FOE Aerie 302
Lake's Australian Shepherds
VFW Post #1058
Trinity Baptist Church
McQuain Machine Shop & Greenhouse
Gene Moore Insurance
Brian Addis Architect
Bricker Trucking
Gillette, Jeremiah - Massotherapist
MK Trucking
Muskingum Hills Ruritan Club
New Concord Lions Club
CF&R Investments LLC
Edward Jones, Teresa Cowden
Archer Welding
Century National Bank
Mt. Hermon Presbyterian Church
Petta Enterprises of PA LLC
VFW Post 6193
Christ the Savior Orthodox Church
Eda Performing Elite Inc
L&L Woodworks
Battle Horse Knives
The Bees Knees
Cambridge Ridgid
Dogwood Lights
Dresden & Co.
Wayne Manufacturing
Studio Blu

Area News
>February 8 Hooves & Paws 4H meeting - if you are interested in joining 4-H, this club has ties to our center and is focused on helping members with disabilities have a meaningful traditional 4-H experience.
>New this year in Muskingum 4-H is the "Winner's Circle" an opportunity for individuals with developmental disabilities (ages 8-21) to show a livestock animal at the Muskingum County Fair.
March 28 @1pm Kick-off learn about program and sign-up
May 6 @ 6pm Meet your 4-H mentor
August 20 @11am Show at Fairgrounds
>You can contact Meg Shaw 740-607-8425 with any questions.
>Princess Blessings February 8 from 10am-1pm at the Zanesville Welcome Center. Dresses for girls in need 8th-12th grade. Find more info on Facebook "Princess Blessings 2020"

>Sweetheart Dance February 18 for ages 13-21 sponsored by Muskingum County Board of DD 740-453-4829 and Muskingum Valley Educational Services Center 740-452-4518, contact them to register by February 12

2020 Calendar
March 17 Volunteer Refresher
March 19 New Volunteer Orientation
March 22 Session 1 Starts
May 3 Session 2 Starts
June 14-20 Break Week, no lessons
June 21 Session 3 Starts
August 2 Session 4 Starts
August 16-22 Break Week
August 23 Session 4 Continues
September 20 Session 5 Starts
November 1 Session 6 Starts
Nov 29-Dec 5 Break Week
December 6 Session 6 continues
Special Events be watching for more details and events coming:
April 18 Siblings Ride Day
May 16 Mother/Daughter Day
June 8-11 Summer Horse Camp
June 20 Rider/Horse Photo shoot
September 26 Painting with Ponies
October 17 WhoaGa (yoga in barn)
December 19 Horse Head Wreath & Cookie Party

Ladies Unbridled April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 19, October 10, November 14, December 12