May 19—Great Oak Equine Assisted Programs will host Farm Day on Saturday, May 22.
Farm Day is a volunteer day focused on community service to assist the farm.
This event will be held at the 40-acre Great Oak farm located at 1123 Edgefield Highway, north of downtown Aiken
Farm Day is set to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch at noon.
Great Oak hopes to enhance the farm's sensory trail, build new features, place new fencing around its expanding herd of "GO" Ponies, and to beautify the hills, paddocks and fields.
Volunteers are integral to fulfill various roles on the farm and engage with Great Oak's interests of horses, human growth and leadership, as well as the preservation of natural resources in Aiken.
Great Oak provides equine assisted activities to promote the physical, emotional and psychological health for those of all ages with disabilities.
Current riders, ranging in age from 4 to 80, find interaction with horses has improved their overall condition and well-being.
Great Oak maintains and operates a state-of-the-art climate-controlled facility supported by contributions from their families and the Aiken community.