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arn near Beulah, CO

We are so tickled to have been doing this for a several years now with the 4 Bar S Gathering Cowboy Church. We will be in the same location as last year at the Good Pasture Barn. The barn sits on the east side of the road at 7970 CO-78 near Beulah, CO. This concert is free but a donation jar will be available to offset the evening's expenses. Remember, a potluck kicks off the evening at 6:00 pm so bring your favorite dish or dessert to share. Drinks and tableware will be provided. We'll start the concert around 7:00 pm. This year we are going to be joined by Jimmie Lee Robbins from Colorado Springs, Tara Ailes from Pueblo, and Nebraska Cowboy Poet Pastor Curt Cooper, so we are looking forward to sharing the evening with them! For more info contact me, Victoria at 303-243-1978 or Pastor Jake Shue at 719-659-9717. If you have not been to one of our Homecomings, please come! I am sure you will be blessed and it is an evening worth remembering! Just imagine....being in the Colorado foothills in a beautiful wood barn decorated for Christmas celebrating the Reason for the Season with like minded folks!

lks, this is the original Holiday Homecoming where it all began about our EIGHT years ago! If you can imagine a snowy beautiful log cabin in the mountains decorated for Christmas, the Black Forest Community Center is it! As usual for a Holiday Homecoming, there is a potluck first so please bring your favorite side dish or dessert. Meat, Drinks, and tableware will be provided. Our dear friends  Jimmy Lee Robbins and Sue Link will join us as usual! This year we will bring in two new talents for your entertainment!  Colorado Springs's own 13-yr. old soulful and amazing singer Randi Keira, who will be accompanied by her guitar-guru accompanist "Bruthabruce" (aka Uncle Bruce). Plus Nebraska Cowboy Poet and pastor Curt Cooper. Mark you calendars now so you don't miss this!There is no charge for this evening, but a donation jar will be available to help out a local family! So donations are appreciated! If you don't have any of Barry's new CDs "Coyotes and Cattle" or the new Christmas CD "Northern Light", here is your chance! Give me a call if you have any questions, otherwise I look forward to seeing you then! Victoria 303-243-1978

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The Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course was one of one hundred nonprofit organizations

picked for the 2019 Give! Campaign

in the Pikes Peak region this past year. 

With $7500 of matching grants and YOUR contributions, we made our goal!  We thank everyone who donated to helping the building of more obstacles on the course this coming year!

June 2020

Spring has sprung, slowly restrictions are getting lifted, and we are ready to start some more building at the skills course.


Not only do we have to finish up the flats and get started on the switchbacks, but we have made a decision to make a repair we weren't planning on.

Our board has decided we need to fix the pond.  You can see in the pictures what the pond looked like when we started and what we renovated and created.  It has been the staple at the center of the course and enjoyed by a lot of horsepeople the last few years.

The pond was put in originally many many years ago when the land it is on was a cross country jumping course. But we are finding that there are small tears in the liner that are not allowing the water to stay in the pond after we fill it for the season.  The complete repair of the pond will be $3000.

Here's the details from our course designer, Mark Bibb: "We would excavate the entire pond including the liner and all materials. We would take it down about 12-18 inches. We would add a 4-6 inch layer of Bentonite to the bottom of the pond and all around the landings to create a seal layer. We would then add the excavated soil back on top of the Bentonite layer. This option is the most expensive ($3000) and takes the most equipment time. I would image at least a week of equipment time. If we did this we would no longer have a rubber liner to worry about getting damaged and horses in the pond would not be able to damage the Bentonite seal layer and the pond would be fixed for good. In this option we would not guess where the leaks are because we would be creating a new pond with a new seal layer."

So here is where you come in........this is an expense we were not anticipating this year.

Can you help us out with a small donation to fix the pond?

Any dollar amount, small or large, will make a difference to get this issue fixed once and for all. We look forward to getting this issue fixed by the end of July and if we can fill the pond in August, it will allow for at least 4 to 5 months of playtime in the water!

So....what'd ya say? Can you help by donating and sharing with all your trailriding and horse loving friends?

We thank you.

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