Zeffert and Gold had the honor and privilege to help the Rose of Sharon Equestrian School this past Saturday in Glen Arm, Maryland. Joan Marie Twining brought a special vision to life when her love for horses and her passion towards helping people with disabilities merged together. Joan’s home sits on 12 beautiful acres of farmland, and decided to build an indoor learning facility right on her property. The gorgeous riding arena is a place that provides  people of all ages a therapeutic learning experience. The Rose of Sharon Equestrian School’s website comments that, “At ROSES, individuals with disabilities work with horses in a low risk, highly structured, authentic learning environment which encourages change, growth, and healing” (www.roseofsharonschool.org, 2013).

This past Saturday was dedicated to thank all of the volunteers, contributors, the construction management team and more who all devoted their time and services to the making of the barn. Rose of Sharon Equestrian School relies solely on volunteers, fund-raising, and charitable contributions to operate so it was important to give thanks to these wonderful individuals.

Zeffert and Gold provided delicious appetizers for these hardworking individuals like as our hot Maryland crab dip, crudité shots, pumpkin cheesecake shooters, marionberry cheese torta with assorted crackers, sweet and sour meatballs, hot apple cider and mango iced tea. We would like to thank Joan Marie Twining for letting us be a part of such a special event, and for helping so many people overcome their obstacles all by the power of riding a horse. Also a big thanks to all of the volunteers and contributors who helped bring this vision to life!