Trinity Center Offers 'One of a Kind' Opportunities
Thursday, May 16th, 2013 — Toni Mattson
Over the years, Trinity Equestrian Center has become widely known for serving the underprivileged, at-risk and special needs kids and families in the Chippewa Valley. All those who visit the ranch enjoy a life-changing experience captivated by the miles of Kentucky-like white fencing and all the gorgeous grazing horses.
Although our front sign heralds "Boarding, Training, Lessons, Day Camps and Special Needs Riding," it doesn't tell the whole story. Trinity is home to some of the most innovative, one-of-a-kind and God-inspired programs in the Horse World. Tuesdays at Trinity and Ranch Care are two stellar examples.
Tuesdays at Trinity is a unique & fun program for adult women that combines riding lessons along with lessons in life. These ladies learn as much about horses and riding as they do about themselves and what makes them tick. It's an evening of outrageous fun and building friendships. Each month has a unique theme, like line dancing, massage, car care for women or digital photography, to name a few. All the ladies tell of their love of it, how they look forward to it and most-of-all, how they treasure the experience.
We believe life is about connecting and creating meaningful relationships. God didn't design us to journey on our own, we need each other. But in the midst of our sometimes frenzied lifestyles, we lose those simple but invaluable connections. Tuesdays is about more than just learning to ride, it's about learning where our personal limits are and pushing past them. It's about being bold and trying something new, laughing at ourselves and with the many new friends we meet. It's about relaxing, being yourself and feeding your passion for horses.
Eau Claire resident, Barb Olson, who attends Tuesdays at Trinity said, "Tuesday nights at Trinity go way beyond our mutual sharing of our love for horses, it's a journey of growing together in friendship. The stories and laughter we share are priceless! Thanks for making that happen."
The program was originally launched in October of 2006 and has gained tremendous popularity and momentum ever since. This year's Tuesdays At Trinity Open House laid out the entire year-round season's topics and in that one evening, 109 of 174 spots were filled for the season. What a success!
Last summer Trinity unveiled yet another "never-been-done-before" program called Ranch Care. Ranch Care is Trinity's all day summer care program for ages 7 to 12 where we offer a unique, Christ-centered, "day care-like" option for parents of kids who love the outdoors, who love horses but don't want to be cooped up all summer in a typical day-care program.
Trinity's Ranch Care kids enjoy scavenger hunts, nature walks, crafts of all kinds, mini-adventures like fishing, photography day, a hike thru the Bible, volleyball, basketball, badminton, horseshoes, kickball, field trips and more. Kids who qualify are trained to join the "Barn Buddies," the actual team who cares for the horses and horse-related chores. Although each week is sprinkled with horse fun and many activities, Friday is Horse Day, an incredible opportunity for kids. Not only do they LOVE the horse time, but throughout the summer, they learn how to ride as well. As safety is huge at Trinity, all kids are constantly monitored and instructed by our experienced riding staff. What a great added value of the program!
Amy Dominski of Eau Claire comments, "I am in awe of your energy and the way you are able to share of yourselves with the all the neat things happening at Trinity. It goes way beyond making a living and I know you consider it your calling in life. Our community is blessed to have your bright outlook and for the first time our boys can't wait to go to 'day care.'"
Trinity fills such a valuable and unique need in the Chippewa Valley. God has blessed our efforts . For more information about these or any of the Trinity programs, please visit www.trinity-ec.com or call 715-835-4530. Trinity Equestrian Center is a501©(3) non-profit organization.