Helping Hands on Horseback
Helping Hands on Horseback

Teen Volunteer's Outstanding Project for Pegasus

July 16, 2015

Several months ago, program volunteer and aspiring Eagle Scout Matthew Posa approached us about completing a service project at Pegasus Farm. He recently brought all of the components to the farm for installation, and we were absolutely blown away by his outstanding efforts.    

Matthew’s project involved work on our sensory trail.  He constructed five sensory boxes for the Woodland Village, a beautiful kiosk to house trail maps, and a pool noodle curtain. He also refreshed the paint on Rocky the Trail Turtle’s huge boulder of a shell.

The multi-faceted project involved research, planning and construction, as well as a fair amount of  fundraising to offset the costs. Generous contributors included equestrian Georgina Bloomberg, founder of The Rider’s Closet, and legendary talk show host David Letterman. After a well-received letter from Matthew, Mr. Letterman invited him to his New York office, where Matthew’s presentation about Pegasus and the trail project inspired him to make a thoughtful contribution.  

Matthew’s work to update, revamp and provide new additions to the sensory trail environment will have significant positive impact on our participants’ riding experiences. We thank him on their behalf and congratulate him on a job extremely well done!

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