The opportunity will allow us to offer consistent programming twelve months a year with no weather interruptions. This will afford us the opportunity to offer programming forty-eight weeks each year. This is an increase of eight weeks of programming which equates to an additional immediate increase of services offered by 25%.
The indoor arena will be erected in approximately four months time, barring extreme weather conditions. Our goal is to be able to complete the entire project and campaign, including refurbishment of the barn in two years. Are there additional phases after the indoor arena is complete? Phase Two includes the refurbishment of the Historical Brick Barn.
Yes, applying for grants is part of the campaign structure.
The cost of the first phase of the campaign is approximately $750,000. Our campaign goals include receiving support from individuals, businesses, financial institutions, foundations and community organizations.
HorseAbility will increase participation overall by 50%, including the number of daytime programs to five full days of morning and afternoon field trips, specifically geared for seniors, school groups, and veterans.
HorseAbility has engaged the services of a professional non-profit consultant to guide and lead our philanthropic strategies and organizational planning. In addition to our Board of Directors, the campaign will be led by Katie McGowan, Founder and Executive Director, and our Director of Development, Annie Follansbee.
We have 100% commitment from both the Board of Directors and the staff for this project. All are trusted and invested leaders, ambassadors and advocates for our Capital Campaign and this historic transformation of HorseAbility.
There will be many opportunities for local businesses and corporations to be a part of our Campaign, as well as getting involved with HorseAbility’s many different programs. Naming opportunities will also be part of the fundraising program, recognizing those who participate at certain levels.