Nestled in the rolling countryside of southeast New Hampshire, The Carriage Barn provides a full spectrum of equine therapeutic programs and activities. In the context of a quiet, natural outdoor setting, our gentle horses and supportive team help participants form unique relationships that nurture and empower them in ways that bring new insights, self-confidence, improved communication, and relaxation.
Introduction to the Carriage Association of America’s Driver Proficiency Program Clinic
Come join The Carriage Barn’s Adult Driving Class on Sunday, March 22, 2015 for an introduction to The Carriage Association of America’s Carriage Driving Proficiency Program. Our guest speaker will be Jerry Trapani. The day will include both presentation and hands on demonstrations. Attendees will have the opportunity to work directly with Carriage Barn horses and carriages.
Jerry and Rita Trapani are founding members of the Paumanok Driving Club (NY) and American Driving Society and Carriage Association of America (CAA) life members. Jerry is a CAA board member, and is a Carriage Showcase Committee co-chair. He is also a certified instructor and evaluator for CAA Carriage Driving Proficiency Levels 1 and 2. Jerry is a retired NYPD farrier and has driven in New York City for Buster McGill of Chateau Stables in parades and TV and film. He is also Vice chairman of the Friends of Connetquot on Long Island. The Trapanis own Shadbelly Farm on Long Island, NY
Jerry authored the book, Equine Hoof Care, by Arco Press. Certified by The American Farriers Association and The Guild of Professional Farriers, Jerry has written many articles for magazines and books and is a popular speaker on many equine topics.
Jerry and Rita have been successful competitors in dressage, fox hunting, and carriage driving both CDE and pleasure shows. Jerry has helped design several successful carts and carriages. He also does carriage and harness appraisals and has been an expert witness in several equine related court cases.
This special class will run from 10am to 3pm. Proceeds help support The Carriage Barn’s therapeutic riding & carriage driving programs. The Carriage Barn Equine Assisted Therapy programs seek to promote the health and well-being of individuals of all ages with disabilities by enhancing their physical, psychological, cognitive and emotional healing and strengthening through equine activities. Program activities further this purpose by utilizing horses to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to form unique relationships that nurture and empower them in a way that brings new insights, self-confidence, improved communication, and relaxation. In the context of a quiet, natural outdoor setting, these activities provide a serene learning environment.
Senior Driving Class Goes Sleighing
Just one day before Blizzard Juno comes blowing in, the Senior Driving class takes advantage of the mild weather and Saturday’s snow……Sleighing anyone?