Greenwood’s Four Willows Farm offers free community event for families
By Nicole Davis
Jack stands quietly while Madison Gray puts a big red bow on his head. Grayson is quiet while Linda Boxdorfor slips a pink polka-dotted bow on her, but she just didn’t like the tutu. Jack and Grayson will be two horses getting into Halloween activities this year at Four Willows Farm in Greenwood. Getting dressed up as a pirate, doctor, angry bird character, Minnie Mouse and even a cow, these horses will be a main attraction for the Hallo-Whinny event at the farm, 1213 N. Franklin Rd., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 4-7 p.m.
“I’m most excited to see how many kids come and their reaction to the horses,” Loughmiller said. “We try to be more kid-oriented here. We’re trying to get kids involved and interested in riding and hopefully they will stay interested.”
The family-friendly, free event will include trick-or-treating, games such as pumpkin bowling and $1 pony rides. Four Willows has 22 horses, but not all of which will be in costume. Children are encouraged to attend in costume, just nothing too gory or scary.
“They wanted to do a safe, non-scary environment for the kids,” Hill said. “We did an Easter egg hunt in the spring and it went really well. Hopefully this will go just as good or even better.”
Four Willows Farm gives riding lessons for everyone, ages 4-60. Opening in 2002, they began offering community events this year. Most of their horses are Saddlebreds. For more information, visit fourwillowsfarm.com/events.
“I think people should get together and support family businesses,” Loughmiller said. “Kids are so happy when they’re here.”
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