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Open House at Touchstone Farm in Temple on March 15

Thursday, March 13, 2014

TEMPLE – Touchstone Farm, 13 Pony Farm Lane, is hosting a Spring Lesson Open House from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 15.

Visitors can take guided tours of the farm’s riding and carriage driving facilities. They can meet the friendly Touchstone Farm horses, including Gruffy the 18-hand Clydesdale and Punch the 4.1-hand mini horse.

Instructors will be available to chat with students about riding or driving lessons in the Touchstone program or in Horse Power therapeutic riding and driving.

Staff from the farm’s new summer day camp, Day Camp at Touchstone Farm, will be on-hand to talk about this inclusive farm-based camp for all ages and abilities.

The Touchstone Farm volunteer manager will be there to answer questions about the many kinds of volunteers needed at the farm. In addition, light refreshments and pony rides for children will be offered through the afternoon.

Directions and more information are available on the farm website, www.touchstone-farm.org. If you are unable to attend the open house, you can call the farm any time at 654-6308 or email lessons@touchstone-farm.org to schedule a visit or enroll in lessons.

Touchstone Farm, home of Horse Power and Pony Farm, is a nonprofit educational and therapeutic organization that fosters a community of belonging for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Touchstone Farm offers a rich and challenging variety of experiences, which includes summer camps, able-bodied and therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving lessons, an instructor training school and equine-
related specialty weekends. Grounded in a sense of place, mutual respect and well-being, the 28-acre farm is a sanctuary that nurtures connections, cooperation, self-confidence and personal growth.

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