Lindy Farms, in conjunction with the Harness Racing Horse Youth Foundation, sponsored a Family Day for members of the Bourbon Slush Stable on Sunday, June 19.
A total of 120 attendees, ranging from a few weeks old to 91-years-old, met stable member Lil Miss Bourbon, a 2-year-oldfilly owned by the group, who jogged for the group. They also had a chance to experience a jog cart ride with the seven Trottingbred members of the HHYF stable. Over 80 participants took advantage of that opportunity.
The Lindy Farms staff and management, including Frank Antonacci and farm manager John Belskie, were in attendance, with Frank hosting a question and answer session and Belskie providing a tour of the breeding farm.
Lunch was served under a tent at nearby Somers Golf Center, as attendees took advantage of the mini-golf, batting cages, driving range, rock wall and monkey motion attraction.
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation stable and staff are currently quartered at the historic Wayne County Fairgrounds in Honesdale, Pa., and will take part in Tunkhannock Founders Day Saturday and will also be at the festivities surrounding Hall of Fame weekend in Goshen, N.Y., during Independence Day Weekend as the Foundation prepares for its summer camp season in July and August.
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans.
The Foundation has been making a difference in young people's lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials.
For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to www.hhyf.org.
by Keith Gisser, project manager, Harness Horse Youth Foundation