May 24, 2021
Updated Mask policy at TROT
Written By: Jeff Copfer
TROT has updated its policy regarding mandatory mask wear while on TROT property to align with updated CDC guidelines regarding vaccinated persons (May 2021). We reserve our right to modify this policy based on future federal, state or local guidance. The safety of TROT employees, volunteers, and participants remains our top priority. To ensure everyone who works, volunteers, and....
May 1, 2021
Horses are Healers
Written By: Trish W - BITS Participant
My name is Trish. I have been fortunate to have witnessed how horses can transform and heal us. They teach us kindness, respect, empathy and courage, all by their example.When I was 13 years old, I was afraid of horses and of heights. My parents gave me one month of riding lessons to try to help. The teacher....
January 1, 1970
Born in Hungary, Dikki Van Helsland lived in Germany until arriving in the United States with her family in 1950. With not having television in her life until after marriage, her childhood was filled with handmade and beautiful crafts inspired by the nature around her. While her basic art ability is self-developed, Van Helsland graduated....
January 1, 2021
New Executive Director of TROT
Written By: Jeff Copfer
Hello everyone, My name is Jeffrey Copfer, but please call me Jeff. I am so incredibly honored to have been selected as TROT’s new Executive Director. I must take a moment to thank Peter for the incredible work he has done. Your dedication and passion for TROT are evident in all that you are teaching....
November 25, 2020
A Letter from a Grateful Family
Written By: K. Pichitino
Dear TROT staff, volunteers, members of the board and the community, Our family wanted to take a few moments and let you know; how extremely thankful for TROT we are. We are thankful for TROT for several reasons. We are a new family at TROT and our son has special needs. He requires various types....
November 1, 2020
Written By: Margaux DeConcini, Development Director
Andrew is new to TROT and rides in a group on Thursday morning. The first week of classes, Andrew was visibly nervous but eager to ride. His mother and father watched their son mount a horse for the first time. Dora, his class instructor, shared the magic words to ask Skittles to move forward. With one prompt,....