Save the date for Show and Tell - Saturday, March 16th!
All of Sande's lesson participants (from Little Wranglers through Adults!) will have an opportunity to showcase their horseback riding and horsemanship skills on Saturday, March 16th. The Show and Tell will take place from 3pm to 6pm and friends and family are welcome to attend. Instructors will provide more detailed information about specific ride times in the coming weeks. 

We need your help with a few upcoming events at Sande! Email Brooke at if you are interested in helping out:

ADA Accessible Classroom Work Parties, February 2nd and 9th
We are looking for a few handy volunteers to help put the finishing touches on our classroom space! Work parties are planned for the next two Saturdays (February 2nd and 9th) from 1pm to 5pm. Tasks include pathway preparation, clean up, flooring and drywall installation, painting, miscellaneous handiwork and more. Refreshments and lots of appreciation provided! 

Show and Tell, March 16th
Would you like to organize refreshments, seating and kid-friendly crafts for our Show and Tell scheduled for Saturday, March 16th? We need your help to make this a welcoming, family-friendly event!

Barnival, May 19th
Barnival is a family-friendly event where we welcome the greater community to Sande for a day of fun! Barnival will include face painting, carnival games, pony rides, snacks, a petting zoo and scavenger hunt. We are looking for local businesses who might be interested in sponsoring or hosting a booth at the event and we also need volunteers to help plan Barnival and work at the event. 

THANK YOU so much for your interest in volunteering!
Lesson Openings
It's not too late to enroll in Winter Session! We currently have lesson openings in the following lessons:
  • Therapeutic Riding Group, Wednesdays from 2:10 to 2:55 (every other week)
  • Therapeutic Riding Group, Wednesdays from 3:05 to 3:50 (weekly)
  • Adult Private Lessons, Tuesdays from 11:30 to 12:20 (weekly)
  • Level 1/2 Split, Thursdays 4 to 5:30 (every other week)
  • Level 1/2 Split, Saturdays 10:45 to 12:15 (every other week)
Email Debbie at or call 503-717-3730 if you would like to enroll! Also, check out Christina's beautiful new white board on the ramp in the arena for detailed lesson schedules and horse assignments. 
Buy your fresh eggs at Sande!
Marlene Sande is selling fresh eggs! She is selling a dozen chicken eggs for $4 or a half dozen duck+half dozen chicken eggs for $6. Text Marlene at
503-369-4641 if you would like to set up a time to pick up your fresh eggs.
Barn Buddies and Barn Buddy Youth Leadership Updates
You may have noticed that there are young people at the barn conducting a variety of chores and participating in solo or group horseback riding and horsemanship activities. We have a Barn Buddy Youth Enrichment Class each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm and Barn Buddy Youth Leadership groups on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. 

The Barn Buddy program has proven to be tremendously successful for youth who are referred to us by caseworkers, school counselors or partnering providers. Participating youth gain valuable life skills by participating in barn activities, helping to provide them with a stronger foundation for success. We recently launched the Barn Buddy Youth Leadership Program for graduates of Barn Buddies and other young people participating in Sande lesson programs to build their skill sets at home, the barn and school. Participants are trained to become skilled volunteers as they progress throughout the program and may eventually grow in to Assistant Instructor roles. We are proud of the hard work they are doing around the barn! 

Contact Brooke at if you would like to refer someone for the Barn Buddy Youth Enrichment Program! We have some financial assistance available for eligible youth.
Cold Weather Care – Students and Horses
Students in lessons can help with the two most important aspects of Winter horse care – hooves and blankets!   Picking hooves before and after your ride helps prevent thrush and abscesses, which are most prevalent during rainy seasons and moist environments.  Safe, independent hoof-picking takes a lot of instructed practice and we will incorporate this into the on-ground horsemanship portion of your lessons often this Winter.  We are also now blanketing the lesson horses.  If you are the first lesson of the day and take your horse's blanket off, please place it in front of its stall.  When multiple blankets are left in the crossties, it limits our workspace and inevitably leads to confusion on whose blanket is whose by the end of the night.  If you are helping put your horse away after lessons are over, please help put your horse's blanket back on!  Our horses don't grow full Winter coats and rely on their blankets to stay warm at night. 

To help care for yourself in lessons, please come to lessons wearing a fitted coat and gloves!  Riding through the Winter is only fun when you come prepared to spend 1-2 hours outside in the elements!  Ear warmers fit under most helmets.  Scarves are great on the really cold days – just make sure you’ve secured the ends so they don’t come off or flap and scare your horse.
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