Weymouth Equestrians “WE”
A Community Equestrian Center For Underserved Teens
Weymouth Equestrians is a new program designed to enroll youth in equestrian experiences, including horse riding and horse care on the grounds of Weymouth. This afterschool program celebrates Weymouth’s equestrian heritage while eliminating barriers to participation in equestrian care and riding for all young people.
Our onsite vacant equestrian facility gives us the opportunity to reinvent its purpose to serve the Southern Pines community with inclusion and relevance.
WE’s flagship afterschool program will be 6-week sessions over the course of the school year (Fall and Spring) 3 days per week, 3 hours per day for the potential of 54 WE program hours per teen. Teens in WE will learn about horse care: grooming, feeding, vet visits, and farrier; how to care for a barn and cleaning tack; how to safely ride horses and handle horses on the grounds; and how to have fun while acquiring life skills. WE will manage all liability and safety requirements, and provide all necessary riding resources.