We loved having visitors!

It was so great to see so many of you back at RTT for our first week of Curbside at RTT , even if it was a bit different. Until further notice, we will be offering our "curbside option" allowing visitors to drive through the barnyard and see some familiar faces (equine and human)! Curbside is offered on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:45 to 3:45 pm! Please note, at this time visitors must stay in their cars. Please RSVP below to let us know you're coming!
Volunteer Appreciation - Curbside !

We are sorry to have to cancel our lakeside Volunteer Appreciation picnic this year but invite all volunteers to be appreciated  curbside  at the farm on Tuesday, June 23 (rain date is Thursday, June 25) between 2 - 4 pm. We ask you to stay in your car, while the horses and staff with visit as we recognize you for all you do for the clients and horses of Riding To The Top!! We miss you and hope to see you on the 23rd!!
Hello from Susan!
Hello RTT community!
I miss you, the horses and of course my co-workers. I am one of the “lucky” ones who is able to perform 80% of my job from home, on the computer, the phone and through the mail. The other 20% of my time is usually spent at RTT events. Can you guess who I am?*
In addition to RTT events, you might find me meeting with individuals, families or corporate supporters, writing grants and overseeing mail and email appeals. As many of you know, over 70% of our budget is raised each year through individual, corporate and foundation support; and this year, due to COVID-19 related income loss, community support is more important than ever. RTT is fortunate to have so many generous and passionate supporters who have kept our services available and accessible for over 27 years!

During this time of remote work, Nick and I have been working hard on RTT's new website! Hope you'll check it out at ridingtothetop.org and let us know what you think!!
When I am not working, I enjoy time with my family and friends, biking and kayaking. I am a huge movie fan and lover of art museums, books and dancing (mostly Zumba these days!).
Gratefully Yours,
Susan Cole
RTT Director of Development
 *That’s right – I'm THE Fundraiser , which is not really accurate because I do not work alone! Hundreds of RTT supporters raise funds via Ride-a-Thons, designating donations to RTT in lieu of gifts (birthday, wedding and anniversary), buying or selling  tickets to our events and working at or hosting guests at our Fall Fundraiser, the  Triple B--Boots, Band & BBQ.
An update on RTT's phased re-opening plan can be found here .
Featured Horse of the Week... Sammy!

Sammy is a beautiful bay 21-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding. He is 16.1 hands, but can make himself even taller when he is looking at something he’s concerned about (or interested in)! He has been at the farm for almost a year and his friendly and sweet personality has made him a favorite.
Sammy shares his thoughts with you...

Hello, I am Sammy, aka Sam the Man! I feel that I am fairly distinguished as a tall, handsome, Swedish Warmblood with a fair amount of dressage training in my background (check me out in a show with my owner, Kathleen!).

In the ring, I am a very steady fellow and I can really teach my riders a great deal, especially experienced riders who are learning about advanced work, which I am really quite good at. For the last few months, I have been recovering from a soft tissue injury in my hip but starting THIS week, I can go back to work under saddle! I'm feeling great and am looking forward to being back in work and staying busy. Hope to see you soon!
Games at Home
In past weeks we've talked about various breeds , colors , and markings - this week we wanted to put your knowledge to the test!

(Use the links above if you need a refresher!)

Can you determine who is a RTT horse and who is a Mystery horse in this matching game ?
Continuing Education for All!
Grooming Part II: Much to Orion’s delight, Marissa completes the grooming routine in this week’s video! If you missed Grooming Part I - you can find it here !
Volunteer Corner
A message from Cathy!

I miss all my friends at RTT, especially the Saturday morning crew! I live in a 1797 farmhouse in Windham with my husband and two furry, sweet labradoodles and I am a school psychologist. I am an avid weightlifter and have been spending time exploring new places, going on long walks, mountain bike riding with my husband, and reading.  I am so lucky to have been able to spend time on the weekends doing barn chores at RTT and spending time with the rock star horses.  I love being outdoors and have a veggie garden for the first time in years!

I am thinking of you all, hope that you are safe and healthy and hope to get back to riding and carriage driving soon!

Share what you've been up to during these extraordinary times. We'd love to share your favorite recipe, outdoor activity, or project with the rest of the team!
Stay Connected
Zoom with a Horse
We are having so much fun 'Zooming and Grooming' one on one with participants! Please use this  Google Form  to select a time to Zoom with us and your favorite horse.

Important Information for Volunteers
Please be on the lookout in your email for a RTT Volunteer Survey along with news about upcoming COVID-19 trainings and paperwork that are now required for everyone at the farm to ensure the utmost safety for all. This info will be coming out in the next week. Trainings will be held at various times throughout the week to accommodate everyone. Please contact Nick if you have questions.

Follow us on Social Media
If you don't already, follow us on social media to see herd and farm updates. Find us on  Facebook  , Instagram (@ridingtothetop),  YouTube  , and on our private  RTT Participants and Volunteers group  .

Send us an e-mail
We want to  hear from you ! Tell us what you want to see from us, or just send us a hello!

Keeping Track!
We have been packing these newsletters full of information and resources and wanted a way to keep track of it all.  This document  contains links to everything we've shared so far!
Shopping from home? Shop for RTT!
Choose RTT as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile , while you're shopping, pick out a few items on RTT's Wish List !
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