Fall Harvest Festival allows visitors to learn about therapeutic horse riding

COON VALLEY, Wis. (WKBT) – The 4th annual Fall Harvest Festival at HorseSense gave visitors the opportunity to meet therapy horses.

This year, to keep everyone safe, the organization set up a drive-through fest where people could visit the animals from their cars.

Donations from the festival go towards HorseSense’s programs.

Samantha Hall, the executive director of the organization, hopes this event is a good introduction for those who are new to the idea of therapeutic horse riding.

“We’re very small. We’re growing a lot, but I think therapeutic riding is still a very niche, new industry for a lot of people,” says Hall. “A big goal for this event is to just get people here so they know we exist, they know that the program’s available, and then we can help more people in our community.”

Visiting kids got to play a game of drive-through BINGO as they traveled the 40-acre farm.

Custom cupcakes were provided by Cupcake Artistry and visitors could participate in a 50/50 raffle.