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Family Day at the Farm – Sponsored by Jockey Being Family: Mount Horeb

May 21 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Adoptive, guardianship, relative caregiver, and foster families — Join us for a fun event sponsored by our partners at Jockey Being Family. Come spend the morning or afternoon connecting with nature and horses and find out how this can be a way to strengthen connection with ourselves, our family members, and other families. You will have the opportunity to experience hands-on games, activities, and art projects that will support communication, empathy, deepening relationships, and a sense of community. Horse activities will include brushing, grooming, and possibly leading. (The day will not include riding horses.) Snacks and drinks will be provided, as well as a lunch that will allow the morning and afternoon groups to come together and meet one another. All sensory and disability experiences are welcome. Information you provide about your children’s special needs will be shared with Natural Wisdom Counseling. This event will be held at beautiful Snapdragon Farm and Stables in Mount Horeb. In the event of rain, we will use the barn and indoor arena. All participants will need to fill out a liability release form before interacting with horses.

Please register for the morning session (9:30am to noon) if your children are elementary school aged (approximately 6-12). Please register for the afternoon session (1pm to 3:30pm) if you have teens. If you have both younger and older children, choose the option in which you think your children would do best. Each family should sign up for only one session so that as many families as possible can benefit.

About our facilitators: We are thrilled to be partnering with Jess Dallman and Elizabeth Seeliger of Natural Wisdom Counseling for this event. Jess Dallman is a counselor and equine therapist who specializes is trauma recovery and relationship issues, and is experienced in working with people with autism, deafness, and complex needs. Elizabeth Seeliger is a graduate of the Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies and is an adopted person as well as an adoptive parent. Both Jess and Elizabeth have training in Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental Health, which guides their work with families. For more information visit and

Cost is just $25 per family, and includes snacks & lunch for your entire family! If you have any questions or if the cost is prohibitive, please contact Scholarships are available.

If the event is sold out, please email to be added to the waitlist.


Please do NOT attend an event if you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath), or have been exposed to others who have experienced those symptoms within the last 10 days.

Regarding COVID-19, please follow CDC guidelines, as well as specific county, city and location guidelines.


Wisconsin Adoption & Permanency Support
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Snapdragon Farm and Stables, LLC
1523 Wisconsin 78 Trunk
Mount Horeb, WI 53572 United States
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