ATRO's Second Annual Horse Show is coming!


Sunday May 24th; Registration at 8:00 am, Walkthroughs at 8:30 am

Enttrailride2014ry fees: $40/division, $25 for Novice and Wrangler

Arena will be open Saturday 2-5pm for practice $20/horse; Trails will be open Saturday for $20 as well.

Pre-entries are appreciated

The show is again being held on Memorial Day weekend. Practice in the arena and trail rides will be held on Saturday May 23 and the show will be Sunday May 24. Please download the flyer for further information.

All proceeds from the show will go directly to ATRO's scholarship fund. This fund allows riders who may need some financial assistance to participate in our program. Please help us spread the word and find sponsors for the obstacles.

Sponsorships start at $50. Please download the sponsorship packet for further details.

This event was a huge success last year, and should be just as much fun this year. Come out and join us!

Bring your horse and compete; there are divisions for almost all skill levels of horses and riders. Or you can come and meet other horsemen, watch our riders demonstrate their skills, have a great time. If you are interested in helping out, please let us know.

See you there!





WOMEN AND HORSES: Intro to Women’s Equine Series September 2015


Saturday September 12, 2015
9:00 to 12:00
Fee: $50.00
Location: Cherokee Horse Farm (map below)
Attendance: 6 – 12 Participants

 No horse experience necessary. Designed for women, this 3 hour interactive (ground work only) orientation introduces you to the nature of the horse, basic communication, grooming and safety. Perfect for women with no equine experience or those wishing to escape their demanding responsibilities for a few hours and relax with a friend. Taught in a safe, small group by licensed, gentle, certified instructors, the session will be held at the beautiful Cherokee Ridge Horse Farm in Carencro. (Boots or tennis shoes suggested footwear).

This program is a prerequisite for the 5-week Women’s Equine Series* that will begin, on Friday, September 18 and end on October 16 (5 Fridays). If a makeup class is necessary it will be held on Friday, October 23.

To register for Saturday’s session call: 337-233-8911 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Facilitated by: Anne E. Babineaux M.A. and Dixie B. Ferrata, M.S. Both are certified therapeutic riding instructors of the Acadiana Therapeutic Riding Organization (ATRO).

•Please note: if you are interested in the Five Week Women's Personal Growth Through Equine Series that will begin on Friday September 18 through October 16 (Friday mornings 9:00-12:00) the above Intro Session is a Prerequisite. Please contact Anne to register for this Series as well. Space is limited to 4-5 participants. Fee for the Series is $300. (Boots recommended for the equine series).


"At Cherokee Ridge"

  Sometimes at night

 When dust and gravel

 Sift through my brain

 I go to Cherokee Ridge

 Where the sun basks

 On women who get up close,

 Dip into pots

 And smear pictures

 On live horses,

 The colors blooming on

 The backs of horses

 The colors blooming out

 Of fingers

 In Rosie's mane

 I am in my granddaughter's hair

 Smoothing out tangles

 Minding the brushstrokes

 Flowers here are lifted

 Freed from their cases

 We set them in warm beds.

 We comb until something blossoms

 Debra Bailey--