Lusitano Festival at Sons of the Wind Farm to Support PDVA "Ride for Life"
On Saturday, June 4, 2011, the Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts is be hosting their third annual Lusitano Festival. This year, the Pride of Portugal; The Lusitano, joins the "Ride for Life". This exciting event showcases the beautiful Lusitano horses and the highlights the amazing Portuguese culture, and will now also be helping to try and raise $50,000 for the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center.
The Upton Forest is concerned for the conditions of the Forest because of the rain we had this week and the expected heavy rain on Sunday. With this in mind the Board of Directors have changed the date of the Spring Hunter Pace to Sunday, May 8, 2011 at the Upton State Forest with the first riders going out on course at 9:00 am and the last rider going out at 1:00pm.
The Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who was planning on volunteering this weekend and had rearranged their schedules around this event and we are sorry for any inconvenience this change has made. With the Forest's concerns for the current state of the grass areas we have to take that into consideration for this event.
Please let anyone you know of that was planning to attend this weekend know of the change and direct them to www.bvdcta.com or email Missy Tansey at
Patrol horses need exercise - Not a paid position. Under the general direction of the volunteer's Mounted Unit Lieutenant, volunteers provide at least one stable management solution for better operation and are responsible for basic horse care, basic stable maintenance, basic stable yard maintenance (clearing pens of manure, rocks and debris and fence repair), assist with preparations for patrols and/or events and assist with exercising of mounts (this is only offered to those who hold special equine skills that meet approval with the Lieutenant of the Mounted Unit) and some volunteers may help with administrative projects (marketing, fundraising, grant writing, programming, etc.)
Please Contact: Lt. Susan Murphy Survillo at