Community Horse Center Changes Name, Expands Mission
Steve Myrick

The Martha’s Vineyard Community Horse Center will soon become Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center.

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Rising Tide, Community Horse Center Merge
Steve Myrick

The two Vineyard nonprofits that focus on connecting people with horses announced a merger this week. The combined center will be in West Tisbury.

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Rising Tide Expands Equestrian Programs
Chloe Reichel
Rising Tide’s mission is rooted in the idea that everyone can benefit from the connection between humans and horses. In keeping with this belief, the center recently expanded their programming.
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Rising Tide Fundraiser
Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center has two annual benefits coming up.
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Rising Tide Fundraiser

Time to kick-up the heels of your riding boots for Rising Tide Therapeutic Center’s fall fundraiser.

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Rising Tide of Thanks
There are many benefits and hardships from living on an Island. I would like to expound on one of the benefits which we experienced at our annual fundraiser this past August. I am referring to Rising Tide Equestrian Center’s party that was held on Wednesday, August 8. There are over 200 nonprofit organizations here on the Vineyard, and most of us rely on the generosity of Island residents and businesses to help us make our yearly financial budgets. Especially in this time of economic uncertainty, fundraising is a real challenge. Many businesses are asked many, many times for support from all of us in the nonprofit sector.
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Horse Lovers Needed

Horse Lovers Needed

Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center needs help with horses — grooming and tacking up, barn cleaning, sidewalking in lessons, pasture raking, public relations and other jobs. Potential volunteers ages 16 and over are invited to find out more on Sunday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at 40 Red Pony Farm Road, off the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road, a quarter-mile towards West Tisbury from the airport on left. For details, call 508-693-6112.

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Equestrian Therapy Center Solicits Volunteer Help

Do you love horses and helping people? Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center is having a volunteer recruitment day. The center, based at Red Pony Farm in West Tisbury, needs help from anyone aged 16 or over in many areas: grooming and tacking up horses, barn cleaning, side-walking in lessons, pasture raking, public relations, and more.

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Rising Tide Lifts Riders of All Abilities to Equine Enjoyment
Ivy Ashe
Take a drive up-Island and you’re guaranteed to spot a horse or two grazing in a field. Draft horses, show horses, miniature horses — equines of all sorts flourish here.
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Growing Pains at Rising Tide Nonprofit
Ivy Ashe
Six years ago Vickie Thurber filled a void. In spite of the numerous horse farms and riding barns dotting the roads and fields of the Island, there was, Ms. Thurber felt, something missing in the equestrian community: therapy riding.
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