Valerie Metzler and I (Emily Heidt) are current food systems interns at World Hunger Relief, Inc. Apart from working on the farm, teaching garden clubs, and our other various farm duties, we also volunteer at a local therapeutic riding center. There we exercise therapy horses a couple times a week. Val and I both come from riding backgrounds, and we love everything to do with horses!
About two months ago, we were presented with the opportunity to participate in a 25 mile endurance ride on horseback, and we have been training for it ever since. Our endurance ride is going to take place on the 12th of May, and we are looking for people who would be interested in sponsoring our ride in order to raise support for World Hunger Relief, Inc. We have been blessed by the training we have received this year and have seen firsthand the growth in the students we work with. Before we leave the farm this summer, we hope to raise funds to support the next round of interns and garden club kids.
Our goal is to raise $2,000 for the farm and ride a minimum of 25 miles. If you would be interested in supporting our ride, you can send checks to World Hunger Relief, Inc., or you can donate directly on the WHRI website. Please write Endurance Ride in the memo line.