Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding is inviting Delmarva residents back to the barn.
Event Chair Jennifer Swingle said the group’s annual barn dance will return this year from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, in the covered, open-air arena at the SDTR farm.
Folks are encouraged to come out for an evening of live music, line dancing and delicious barbecue.
In addition to great food provided by Whole Roast Barbecue and the rockin’ country sounds of the Mason Dixon Band with opening act Joey Fulkerson, there will be bourbon tastings, an open bar, a live auction and, for the brave, a mechanical bull to ride. In between a turn on the bull and bidding on a Ford pickup, attendees can take advantage of a Western-themed photo opportunity with local photographer Deny Howeth.
This event is SDTR’s largest annual fundraiser. Community support is critical to maintaining farm operations and continuing to provide equine-based therapy to local residents with physical and emotional challenges, and their families. The barn dance lets SDTR’s neighbors accomplish two things: supporting an important local nonprofit organization while enjoying a one-of-a-kind night out.
For those saying, “I can’t dance,” organizers say, don’t worry. Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding has arranged for a night of lessons to help.
Instructor Marian Fetherolf will help folks learn line dance basics and practice their moves from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, at the SDTR barn.
Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding is at 17170 Harbeson Road, Milton.
For details, or to order tickets for the barn dance or line dance lessons, go to sdtrhr.com.
Mandated COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of the dance will be followed. Masks are requested for unvaccinated individuals.