For the past several years, Fairfax4Horses has sponsored participation by Spirit Open Equestrian at the Oakton Schoolhouse on Hunter Mill Road on Volunteer Fairfax Day. This year, demonstrations and instructional pony rides were enjoyed by participants and observers. This event provides greater visibility for the equestrian community and therapeutic riding in Fairfax County. Volunteer Fairfax (volunteerfairfax.org) matches the skills and interests of volunteers with the needs of local non-profits to strengthen the community.
Riders, walkers, and scoopers participated in the Vienna Halloween Parade this year, led by a festively decorated pickup truck. As has been the case in all our previous years, the horses were well behaved and the crowds enjoyed seeing them march down Maple Avenue. The theme was “Back to the 40s” and we are happy to say that the weather, the horses, and all the participants enjoyed the event.