Dear EquiCenter families, volunteers, and staff,
As we consider the safety and health of everyone who is involved with the EquiCenter, we have come to the decision to suspend all of our equestrian and indoor programming until further notice, starting on Monday, March 16, 2020. Coming to this decision was an extremely difficult process, but the safety of our staff, volunteers, riders and families, and our horses are our primary concern.
During this time of closure, we will continue to maintain our facility to the highest standards as we wait for everyone to return, keeping our horses healthy, and waiting with excitement for the day we can welcome everyone back to our facility.
Our outdoor farm will remain open as the growing season begins to take shape. "April Flowers" are just around the corner and we plan to keep the healing qualities of horticulture moving forward.
As we continue to assess the impact that the virus has on the EquiCenter and our local community, we will keep everyone apprised of any developments in this matter. Check for updates on our website and social media.
Q: What programs are closed and which ones are open?
A: Our equestrian, indoor, and outdoor programming is closed. We continue to take care of our horses and fields while closed, and we will be making daily assessments on what programs we can re-open on a limited basis.
Q: How long will you be closed?
A: We are constantly monitoring the situation and listening to the CDC for guidance. We are closed for the foreseeable future and will keep our website and social media platforms updated with new information as it becomes available.
Q: I'm a volunteer and I still want to help, what can I do?
A: Currently we have no volunteer opportunities. When we are able to welcome our volunteers back to the EquiCenter, we can always use help with: cleaning and disinfecting the barns and the pastures, general horse care, landscaping, and trail clearing. For our farm, we can use help with gardening, the greenhouse, and raised beds.
Q: Since equestrian and indoor programming is canceled, will I receive credits toward future classes?
A: With the cancellation of lessons, starting March 16th, we will not charge for any remaining lessons in Session 2. We are going to continue to receive applications and prepare a schedule for Session 3, but will remain flexible on when Session 3 will officially start.
Q: Who is still taking care of the horses?
A: We have very dedicated staff and volunteers that are taking good care of our horses to keep them happy and healthy.
Q: Will future events be canceled or postponed?
A: We have decided to move our annual Horse Show to September 12, 2020 for the safety of everyone.
Other future events are currently being assessed, and we will update the website as decisions are made.
For more information on changes regarding COVID-19, contact Jonathan Friedlander, President & CEO, at email@example.com or (585) 624-7772.
You can also contact our Barn staff at (585) 624-7777