Chauntel helping Apollo overcome fears caused by a lifetime of abuse at the hands of violent man.
With deep gratitude to the inspirational generosity of an anonymous donor who pledged to fund a staff position for three years, we are pleased to welcome Chauntel Skye Gillilland as Barn Manager.
Chauntel’s impressive credentials include training and teaching at a therapeutic riding center, directing the riding program at Pok-O-MacCready camps, competitive trail riding, and showing. Her gentle, natural horsemanship techniques are perfect for rehabilitating broken bodies and broken souls. Chauntel’s responsibilities include daily chores, wound care, physical therapy, training, and rehabilitation. She also assists with education and outreach programs, volunteer management, farrier and veterinary care.
Chauntel evaluates each horse to help set them up for successful placement in a new, forever home. Though the horses’ needs vary greatly, her consistent work and experience benefit every horse’s mental, emotional and physical well-being. She brings out the best in all of them.
With Chauntel on board, Eddie and Nancy can focus on improvements to the facility and programs to help more horses – and people in need. We are thrilled to have Chauntel with us and deeply grateful to our anonymous benefactor who made it possible for us to be able to work with such a talented horse-person.
It is with great pride that we share our new status as a local employer. Until this year, we have worked as a 100% volunteer operation. In addition to hiring a barn manager, we teamed up wtih OneWorkSource to serve as a supervising site to employ a 17-year old young man through its youth services program. OneWorkSource helps North Country Youth through "Work Readiness Training, Work Prepration, Work-Based Opportunities, and Youth Development Services." CMVHR provided work assignments, supervision, and mentoring for Noah, a 17-year old with a passion to learn and a love of horses. OneWorkSource provided Noah's pay and we provided the opportunity to "build work maturity and improve individual skills". It is a win-win partnership we look forward to continuing.
With great thanks to the generous support of friends like you, we are not only going strong, we are growing. Thank you!
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