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OPEN BARN   Friday, August 10, 2018  5 - 7 pm



Meet the Herd

Learn more about our Mounted and Unmounted services

Demonstrations of Activities          Pony Rides for Children 8 & Under       Door Prizes


Why HorsePlay?  We teach more than just riding. We carefully pair activities to best support our clients' social and emotional intelligence. How? HorsePlay harnesses the unique teaching power of equines: they are prey animals whose survival is dependent upon their keen ability to read and respond to body language and other non-verbal communications. They are also 100% authentic and non-judgmental. In other words, no matter who you are in - rank or appearance - they tell it like it is. 


Hudson Valley HorsePlay, Kerhonkson, the region's only equine experiential learning center. HorsePlay structures observations and on-the-ground interactions with horses for improved social skills, recreational benefit, coaching, professional and personal development. Seasoned facilitators customize activities to address a range of themes such as Awareness, Empathy, Assertiveness, Building Trust, Planning, Communication, Leadership, Creative Problem-Solving, TeamWork, Accountability and others.  No previous horse experience is required.


Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in activities.

Pre-registration is requested.  ONLNE Liability Release

Email or call (845) 616 - 3608. 



                             WEDNESDAY, August 22  4:15 - 5:30 pm

Ready, Set, School! is a social skills booster for children ages 8 - 12.  

Give your kids a unique and playful opportunity to visit their strengths and brush-up on important skills for an easy re-entry into the school setting:

          focus & awareness


          patience & turn-taking


All activities will take place on-the-ground. No horse experience necessary. There will be no riding.

Facilitated by Cori Nichols and Sarah Gugluizza, LCSW, creator of Sticks 'n Stones: Dealing with Bullies

Fee: $25 per child. Snacks and take-home materials provided.


                                                 WEDNESDAY, August 22, 2018     6 - 7:30 pm

Our TEEN-BUILD Workshop consists of strengths-based activities geared towards ages 13-17.

Participants will have a unique and fun opportunity to:

          work together with others

          bond with peers

          boost confidence

          practice mindfulness

          healthy assertiveness,

          recognize boundaries and more.

All activities will take place on-the-ground. No horse experience is necessary. There will be no riding.

Fee $25. Snacks and take-home materials provided.

Facilitated by Cori Nichols and Sarah Gugluizza, LCSW, creator of Sticks 'n Stones: Dealing with Bullies



Hudson Valley HorsePlay is located at 98 Sherman Road, Kerhonkson.

The 72-acre facility boasts a 14,000 square foot covered arena for all-weather action.

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