LifeStriders is pleased to announce that the old footing in the indoor arena has been excavated and new footing has been put in. Believe it or not, but this project started way back in October when Beth Kemp, with Pro Tek One and Laura Smoller, came to us offering $5000 of their hand sanitizer product sales to go towards the new footing. Chrystal, LifeStrid-ers Program Manager, did an amazing job with her research on all the different types of are-na footing options we had avail-able. Once the word was out about selling hand sanitizer, to help pay for the new footing, we had our amazing volunteers and families step up to help raise the needed funds.
With the help of some additional donations that came in, we were able to set the date and begin the process of excavating the arena. This was a very exciting process for all of us, and when it was all done we were left with a much safer arena, with less dust, and shock absorption for our be-loved horses and volunteers! In addition, an amazing father of one of our riders, Dave Crotteau, came out and volunteered his time to help put in the ramp extension for our riders that are in wheelchairs. A HUGE, GIGANTIC, and the most sincere and heartfelt thank you goes out to Neal Wiebelhaus, Gallitz Grading, Lannon Quarry, Cynthia Vasques, Dave Crotteau, Pro Tek One and Beth Kemp, Laura Smoller, Terri May of Lone Tree Farm and all of our AMAZING volunteers and families who all came together to make this possible.