Category: EAL

Feeling Grateful

In November, our thoughts always turn to gratitude.  It is so nice to see people posting daily about the things they are thankful for and to know that people are feeling grateful at this time of the year.  We certainly feel grateful, here at ThorpeWood.  We are so honored to serve the members of our Read More »

Harvest Fundraiser

Fall is in full swing here at ThorpeWood!  One of our largest events this Fall is our Harvest Fundraiser, with Ruut, on November 10th.  Ruut is a long time favorite of ThorpeWood, and she was here this February to perform a fantastic concert in our Lodge.  So many of you attended and enjoyed her special Read More »

Icelandic Horses

You have heard us refer to our Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) program which we offer here at ThorpeWood.  So often, as folks read “equine assisted learning,” the immediate conclusion is that the program is about horses –  that in order to participate you need to know about horses, be a horse person or have some Read More »

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day!  Whether you think of it as a day to celebrate the labor of others, or a day to celebrate the end of summer, it is truly a day to celebrate!  At ThorpeWood, we like to think of it as both; and for us in particular, the labor that has taken place this Read More »

Swing Your Partner – It’s A Barn Dance!

Mark your calendars, friends!  On October 11th, we are hosting a Barn Dance.  The second annual Barn Dance to be accurate.  Last year’s event was so much fun, we decided to do it again.  The Speakeasy Boys will be here playing the tunes and calling the dances. BYOB, light snacks will be provided.  Should be Read More »

A Race With Many Winners

In just over a week, the sixth annual ThorpeWood Trails 5K Fun Walk/10K Run will be just a memory.  We have had such wonderful participation so far – our registrations on are reaching new heights every day – but we would love to see more of you come on out and support such a Read More »

School Bells Ring Again

Today is the first day of school for students across Frederick County.  We couldn’t help feeling a bit nostalgic today, here at ThorpeWood, for the friends that we spent our summer with.  We met, bonded, and shared memorable experiences with school age youth from Frederick County non-profits: YMCA, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and United Way’s Summer Read More »

So, Just What Is Equine Assisted Learning?

Equine Assisted Learning – you might not be aware of exactly what that means.  I mean, everyone loves a good horse activity, right?  So, you might have visions of brushing the horses, feeding them some carrots and apples, and maybe even taking them for a ride.  Great fun, to be sure, but no where close Read More »