The Marsh Foundation Summer Equestrian Program Concludes with Show
VAN WERT, Ohio – The youth at The Marsh Foundation recently concluded their summer equestrian program with a show for staff, trustees, families and guests. The program, which began in May, gave the youth opportunities to ride at least four times per week.
For the program, The Marsh leases horses from The University of Findlay and hires on-campus riding instructors, Stephanie Hall, Kathrine Singer, Abigail Neville and Alicia Rist. In addition to riding instruction, the youth also learn how to care for and demonstrate respect for the horses.
The program culminated with a horse show. Each youth had the opportunity to demonstrate their skills for the audience. Ribbons were given to the top placers in the various categories. All youth also received a participation gift from the instructors.
The Marsh Foundation is a not-for-profit children’s services agency that provides services in a variety of settings. Services include group homes, family foster care (ages 0-17), an intensive treatment program, adoption and independent living. Located in Van Wert, Ohio, the organization’s group homes are licensed for up to 36 children ages 7 – 17, offers an on-campus school for grades 2 – 12 and provides a variety of clinical services to group home residents, foster care children and community members.
Photo caption: Youth participated in the annual horse show at The Marsh Foundation recently. They were able to showcase some of the skills they have learned this summer and compete for ribbons.