Riding Into The Future Together (Ongoing)
In 2015 we were blessed to receive a property donation of 9 acres for the site of our future arena, 2016 saw the beginning of our Capital Campaign, and in 2017 construction began. With Phase 1 the property donation and Phase 2 the covered 80'x120' arena complete we are on to Phase 3 of enclosing the arena.
In the future we will continue with the following phases.
Phase 3 enclosing the arena
Phase 4 restrooms and office
Phase 5 horse stable
Once the entire project is complete, Breaking Free will be completely set on their own property which will put the center on stable footing for years and year to come.
Since 2014 we have split our staff, horses and volunteers between the main farm in Norwich and the leased indoor arena in Zanesville. While this has been beneficial in not having to cancel classes due to weather or mud, our resources will be better utilized with all programs, horses, and staff in one location.
In July 2017 we were able to bring all programs back to the one location in Norwich which will allow Breaking Free to
- Run programs year around to lessen regression of progress made during spring, summer, fall lessons
- Expand partnerships with schools and health departments to add programs
- Rotate horses between programs keeping the herd smaller, less expensive, and healthier
- Have staff helping more individuals instead of spending time traveling back and forth between properties
To donate to the Capital Campaign to further the reach of equine therapy in your area please visit our "Support our Riders" page or contact the office if you would like more information on the campaign.