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Matthew Powderly is Riding Into 30! 

Matthew is turning 30 on May 3, 2021!


In honor of his birthday, we are hosting a fundraiser for
The Retreat at Beckleysville in Hampstead on Sunday, May 23rd from 10am - 3pm.

Matthew, who has Down Syndrome, started therapeutic horseback riding lessons at The Retreat in August 2020. The Retreat provides lessons for children and adults both with and without special needs and, when possible, offer inclusion classes. 


There are many benefits of Therapeutic Riding for children and adults with special needs. They learn balance, coordination and self confidence to name a few. Through The Retreat, Matthew and the other riders have the opportunity to participate in the Special Olympics and other competitive events.

On May 23rd, we will be gathering many volunteers to work on the farm for the day. We will be painting, fixing fences, etc. and we invite you to be part of our team. Horse rides will be available for our younger and smaller friends who wish to be part of the action! 

Thank You to...

Jersey Mike's for your donation towards lunch

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