To promote the physical and emotional development of people of all ages and unique abilities through safe, therapeutic, outdoor experiences with horses.
The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and freedom.
- Sharon Ralls Lemon -
Courageous Connections Equine Therapy
Proudly serving Snohomish County, Washington!
What we hear from our volunteers:
'This is a life-changing experience'
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Message From The Board
As we continue to get more settled into our new farm I can't help but be in awe over the fact that we actually purchased the farm of our dreams! This whole experience of being awarded such a generous grant has been such a great life lesson in many ways but the most significant one is to: AIM HIGH!
When the Dan Thompson Grant was brought to our attention by a fellow nonprofit, ARC of Snohomish County, (https://www.arcsno.org/) we wanted to expand our services so we could reach more members of our community. In order to increase our program we knew we needed to hire a couple of additional instructors, create new curriculum and implement a dedicated marketing effort. Our Treasurer and grant writer Sue Eulau sat at her kitchen table, as she had many other times, to begin the grant application process. We needed $12,500 to cover our program expansion plan. As she began the application her husband Steve asked the following ever-important question: “Why don't you ask for what you really want?” Which of course, was the money it would take to buy a farm. Neither Sue nor I even entertained that idea until he asked the question. That seemed like an incredible leap to ask for $2 million rather than the $12,500 (which we thought we had a decent shot at getting). As most of you already know, we were actually awarded BOTH grants!
What a great life lesson we can all learn from this experience…Ask for what you really want and don't be afraid to Aim High!
Thank you again to the Dan Thompson Memorial Fund and the Taxpayers of Washington State for making this dream a reality!