Meet the Team
We have a team of thirty horses. We offer an Empowering Struggling Youth program as well as work with veterans. Our sister company WildeWood Farm, Inc. offers riding lessons, camps, birthday parties, and special events.
Poppy is 5 years old and was bought from a breeder and miniature therapy horse trainer in south Florida. She was originally a service horse for a special needs child, but we purchased her when the parents of this child became unable to care for her.
Jack is 9 years old. He was bought by a rescue organization from an auction. Although we don't know much about Jack's past, he must have come from a good family as he is well trained and dependable. He is friendly, good natured and knows how to pull a pony cart.
Annabelle was surrendered to a rescue organization by her owner that became unable to care for her. She is two years old. She is sweet and curious and loves lots of attention. She was well cared for by her owners before being surrendered.
Gracie is a beautiful 6 year old chestnut mare who is only 30 inches tall. She enjoyed a successful show career for several years before coming to the Mane Event. She even placed nationally for her natural talents. Due to her calm and friendly disposition she was recommended for therapy.
Meet their Friends
Brown Sugar (aka Gracie) live on WildeWood Farm with many other animals. Meet some of their friends below.
The Mane Event Equine Therapy board of directors consists of Petr and Hannah Zapletal and Ben and Gloria Loyer. We work together with a large group of volunteers.
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to make the world a happier place. Founded in February of 2018, the Taylor's use trained miniature horses and some of their barnyard friends to bring joy and smiles to everyone we encounter. Once the Taylor's retired in 2020, the Mane Event was transferred to WildeWood Farm, Inc and to Hannah Zapletal and her family.
There are many ways a person can benefit from spending time with a horse. They can improve a person's happiness, especially for someone facing physical, mental, or emotional challenges. Horses have a quiet nature that can boost spirits, give confidence, provide a feeling of tranquility, and offer companionship for the lonely.
Schedule a Visit
Ready to meet the crew in person? Contact us today to schedule a visit.