MANSFIELD, OH - Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center on South Trimble Road in Mansfield welcomed in the public as they held a Community Open House Sunday.
The event celebrated the grand reopening of Raemelton after launching a successful capital Campaign to raise $750, 000 for much-needed improvements to the facility and land
Raemelton Director of Fundraising and Public Relations, Dawn Miller, says they're really excited to share with the community the open house.
"We have been making accessibility improvements for our students. The new barn we are in right now is the new Polo Barn that will replace the old one," she says. "We have a new grooming and tacking barn down below that's actually for ADA accessible for our students. We purchased the facility back in 2015, we launched the capital campaign in April of 2016 and in January of 2017 we actually realized the goal of $750,000."
Miller says the community support was very overwhelming and they were able to fund all the improvement visitors saw.
"We've had a lot of support as far as groups coming out to volunteer and a lot of this is hands-on and for the dollars donations the community has been incredible," Miller says. "We provide equine-assisted therapy activities for our disabled in the community so we go to Richland, Ashland and all of the surrounding counties. We started in 1995 with 34 students and four horses and we now serve about 125 students per week between our therapeutic riding, our equine facilitated learning, our veterans. We have a partnership with the Mansfield Municipal special docketing with the veterans' court, the mental health court. We serve from age 2-and-a-half to 82."
Miller says Raemelton has not been relegated to therapeutic center for riding anymore, they're really branching out and making it an entire holistic healing place.