COLUMBIA, S.C. — Since 2003, horse lovers of all ages have created special memories at “Christmas at the Barn”, an annual fundraiser for Happy Hooves, a non-profit Therapeutic Equestrian Center that helps special needs individuals and at-risk youth benefit from equine related activities. Included in your $10 per person admission fee: “Reindeer Rides” for children, (which are our sweet horses dressed up with red noses, antlers, and glitter!) In the heated North Pole Room, there are arts and crafts to make, hot cocoa and cookies to enjoy, and of course: SANTA, who is surrounded by piles of presents!
In the barn area, there is a live interactive Nativity scene, Christmas Carolers, Nativity arts and crafts, photo opportunities with an Eden Farms “Reindeer”. There will be “Peeple Chase”: a chance for children to grab a stick horse and navigate through a series of jumps and see how real horses feel in Steeplechases!
There will also be a gift shop, bake sale, and lunch for sale! All proceeds made from this event go directly to Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center (a nonprofit, based at Eden Farms). We want to thank our dedicated volunteers, staff, and “reindeer” horses who have helped “Christmas at the Farm” a success year after year!