Great and Small

Great and Small Great and Small provides equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) to children and adults of all ages affected by a range of physical, developmental, emotional, and learning disabilities.
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Great and Small provides therapeutic riding and other equine-assisted activities and therapies to people with special needs ages four and up. Located on the Rickman Farm, an M-NCPPC property, Great and Small is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations, volunteers, and new participants are always welcome!

Last call for winter apparel!
02/23/2020
Great and Small Winter Wear | Bonfire

Last call for winter apparel!

Get started on holiday shopping AND support Great and Small!. These high-quality t-shirts and long-sleeved sweatshirts are the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe...

Matching gift opportunity! Set up a recurring monthly gift and a generous donor will match the first $5,000 in monthly g...
02/21/2020
We Need You!

Matching gift opportunity! Set up a recurring monthly gift and a generous donor will match the first $5,000 in monthly giving. Please share with your friends!

Visit http://greatandsmallride.org/monthlygiving/ to schedule your gift today!

As you know, it takes a village to make Great and Small the place you know and love. You may have seen that we have a generous donor matching up to $5,000 in monthly recurring gifts through the end of 2020. Participant fees only cover about 1/3 of the cost of providing our riding lessons, horsemansh...

Volunteer extraordinaire Paul Delgadillo setting up a newly donated computer for our office staff. Thanks for the genero...
02/18/2020

Volunteer extraordinaire Paul Delgadillo setting up a newly donated computer for our office staff. Thanks for the generous donation of this computer and your time setting it up!

Our volunteers lend many different talents supporting our Center, and we’re thankful for them all! Interested in volunteering? Contact Katy at [email protected] to find out how you can lend your expertise to help!

Be sure you kiss your favorite horse this Valentine's Day!
02/14/2020

Be sure you kiss your favorite horse this Valentine's Day!

Will you be our Valentine? Shop at smile.amazon.com and AmazonSmile donates to Great And Small at no cost to you!
02/11/2020

Will you be our Valentine? Shop at smile.amazon.com and AmazonSmile donates to Great And Small at no cost to you!

It's cold out there! Did you get your Great and Small hoodie yet? There are several colors and shirt styles to choose fr...
02/07/2020
Great and Small Winter Wear | Bonfire

It's cold out there! Did you get your Great and Small hoodie yet? There are several colors and shirt styles to choose from.

Get started on holiday shopping AND support Great and Small!. These high-quality t-shirts and long-sleeved sweatshirts are the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe...

New volunteer Courtney Dumais warming up between lessons and hanging out with Sophie in the office. Courtney, a newly gr...
02/07/2020

New volunteer Courtney Dumais warming up between lessons and hanging out with Sophie in the office. Courtney, a newly graduated Occupational Therapist, has been a fantastic addition to our volunteer team, lending her skills to work with groups, individual riders, and in the office. Welcome Courtney and thanks for your awesome contribution as a volunteer!

A generous donor is matching up to $5,000 in recurring monthly recurring gifts through the end of 2020. Double your impa...
02/06/2020
Become a Great and Small Super Supporter

A generous donor is matching up to $5,000 in recurring monthly recurring gifts through the end of 2020. Double your impact today by scheduling a recurring donation. Every gift counts! Take advantage of this amazing matching opportunity and set up your donation today. http://greatandsmallride.org/monthlygiving/

It takes a village for Great and Small to provide equine assisted activities. The fees paid by our participants cover only 1/3 of the cost of providing that programming. Monthly gifts are a game-changer for nonprofits like Great and Small. A dependable source of revenue makes it easier to budget and...

It's orientation time! Join us on Monday, February 17th (President's Day) from 10:00am - 12:30pm for volunteer training....
01/31/2020
New Volunteer Orientation - Sign up for Spring!

It's orientation time! Join us on Monday, February 17th (President's Day) from 10:00am - 12:30pm for volunteer training. We have many great opportunities to volunteer this spring for volunteers of all backgrounds. Come see what we're all about!

Want to lend a helping hand this this spring? Need to earn SSL hours? We have many opportunities for all levels of experience and interest!

Thank you Toklat Originals and Lisa Graup for the donations!
01/22/2020

Thank you Toklat Originals and Lisa Graup for the donations!

Congratulations and THANK YOU to Lisa Graup for donating her Toklat Originals gift certificate from our SITS - Support Independent Tack Stores weekend to Great and Small!

Well, the weather hasn't materialized. We're open for afternoon lessons today. See you at the farm!
01/18/2020

Well, the weather hasn't materialized. We're open for afternoon lessons today. See you at the farm!

Due to the expected winter weather, lessons are cancelled for Saturday AM, January 18th. We'll update mid-morning with t...
01/18/2020

Due to the expected winter weather, lessons are cancelled for Saturday AM, January 18th. We'll update mid-morning with the status of PM lessons. Stay warm!

Congratulations are in order for one of our own, Kaye Otten! Kaye officially completed and passed her therapeutic riding...
12/19/2019

Congratulations are in order for one of our own, Kaye Otten! Kaye officially completed and passed her therapeutic riding instructor certification yesterday. Kaye started her mentored teaching hours with us this summer, and has shared her vast amount of horse knowledge and riding skills with many of our participants. We are abundantly grateful to have such a dedicated instructor on our team.

Want to help out this winter? Join us for Volunteer Orientation on January 4th!
12/18/2019
New Volunteer Orientation - Sign up for Winter!

Want to help out this winter? Join us for Volunteer Orientation on January 4th!

Want to lend a helping hand this this fall? Need to earn SSL hours? We have many opportunities for all levels of experience and interest!

Many thanks to the students and families from the Whittle School & Studios DC for their generous donation to our program...
12/17/2019

Many thanks to the students and families from the Whittle School & Studios DC for their generous donation to our program! Their fantastic donation included much needed blankets, supplements, and worming supplies for our horses, as well as barn tools. Our equines will sure be healthy and warm this winter!

Happy Holidays to our amazing volunteers! Last night we celebrated their hard work and dedication to our mission this ye...
12/16/2019

Happy Holidays to our amazing volunteers! Last night we celebrated their hard work and dedication to our mission this year with food, fun, and favors.

Many thanks to the staff at Watershed Cafe for the great food and festive party, to Maude Covalt Swearingen for the generous donation of favors and gifts, and to all our volunteers for their amazing support this year!

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Rachel Neff was hired in 2010 to be Great and Small's farm manager. At the time, Rachel was the only fu...
12/14/2019

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Rachel Neff was hired in 2010 to be Great and Small's farm manager. At the time, Rachel was the only full-time employee. As she says, "Things needed to get done!" and, wow, she did get things done! Managing a therapeutic riding center involved a learning curve, as Rachel had come into the job directly out of college, but she learned quickly and had lots of help from board members like Lori Larson. Now, Rachel is our Center Director!

Rachel’s mom says that when Rachel started talking, she spoke of horses. She started taking riding lessons when she was eight years old, never stopped, and “the rest is history.” Rachel obviously still loves horses, and she currently oversees the care of 22 equines! At Great and Small, you can catch Rachel anywhere from writing grant proposals in the office to riding horses around the property. She keeps our horses both funded and fit! Rachel is also a great mentor for staff, interns and volunteers.

A couple fun facts about Rachel: she is a graduate of the Agribusiness program at Murray State University in Kentucky. She’s also a chief election judge for Montgomery County! Thank you, Rachel, for making such a positive difference for the people and animals at Great and Small!

12/13/2019
12/05/2019
All About Equestrian

Get an extra raffle ticket when you purchase something from the Great and Small giving tree this weekend!

Feeling lucky? Stop in Friday through Sunday for your chance to win one of these great gift certificates in a nationwide independent tack store giveaway! Shop local! Sat-A-Vet Toklat Originals Perri's Leather Shires Equestrian Professional's Choice Heritage Gloves C4 Belts ERS

12/03/2019

Throughout today we’re sharing how @Great and Small is working to expand horizons through equine assisted activities and ways that you can help us achieve a world of possibility for all people. #GivingTuesday One way is to volunteer! Email [email protected] for more information. Another option is to visit https://www.givelikealocal.org/team/greatandsmall

Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference. Throughout #GivingTuesday today, we’re shar...
12/03/2019

Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference. Throughout #GivingTuesday today, we’re sharing the many different ways you can support Great and Small as we change lives with equine-assisted activities. Visit https://www.givelikealocal.org/team/greatandsmall to make a monetary gift.

When you shop Cyber Monday deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/52-2012519, AmazonSmile donates to Great And Small at no cost to...
12/02/2019

When you shop Cyber Monday deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/52-2012519, AmazonSmile donates to Great And Small at no cost to you!

Every act of generosity counts, and each means even more when we give together. Everyone has something to give. You can ...
12/01/2019

Every act of generosity counts, and each means even more when we give together. Everyone has something to give. You can give time or expertise, monetary donations large or small, simple acts of kindness, office supplies, tack, or barn supplies.
https://www.givelikealocal.org/team/greatandsmall

It's Small Business Saturday! Have you stopped All About Equestrian yet? They're having a holiday open house today, and ...
11/30/2019

It's Small Business Saturday! Have you stopped All About Equestrian yet? They're having a holiday open house today, and also hosting the Giving Tree for Great and Small again this year.

11/29/2019
11/28/2019
When you shop Black Friday deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/52-2012519, AmazonSmile donates to Great And Small!
11/27/2019

When you shop Black Friday deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/52-2012519, AmazonSmile donates to Great And Small!

11/25/2019
Why do you give? GivingTuesday wants to know. Share your story and you could win $10,000 to give to a nonprofit of your ...
11/24/2019

Why do you give? GivingTuesday wants to know. Share your story and you could win $10,000 to give to a nonprofit of your choice. (Maybe Great and Small?!) mygivingstory.givingtuesday.org #MyGivingStory

Everyone can have an impact on #GivingTuesday! Join Great and Small on December 3 by pledging your time, skills, voice, ...
11/23/2019

Everyone can have an impact on #GivingTuesday! Join Great and Small on December 3 by pledging your time, skills, voice, dollars to support equine-assisted activities.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Xander Moulden first got involved at Great and Small when a family friend told him about our organizati...
11/23/2019

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Xander Moulden first got involved at Great and Small when a family friend told him about our organization and thought he might be a good fit! Now, he volunteers as a sidewalker and horse leader and he is part of our barn staff. According to Xander, Great and Small provides a very fun environment that is good for shy people. We caught up with Xander to learn a little more about him:

His favorite part about volunteering and working on the barn staff is being able to be around horses. He also thinks it’s peaceful and relaxing to be alone with the horses in the fresh air.

An unexpected fact about Xander is that he is a sergeant in the police explorers and would one day like to join the police force. In the picture, Xander is standing next to McLovin, a Great and Small horse who was formerly "employed" as a park police horse! Thank you, Xander, for all you do!

Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at smile.amazon.com/ch/52-2012519, AmazonSmile donates to Great And Sma...
11/22/2019

Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at smile.amazon.com/ch/52-2012519, AmazonSmile donates to Great And Small?

Leave a ❤️ below if you’ll join the #GivingTuesday movement on Dec 3 and tag a kind-hearted person to help spread the wo...
11/21/2019

Leave a ❤️ below if you’ll join the #GivingTuesday movement on Dec 3 and tag a kind-hearted person to help spread the word.

Today is the UN's Universal Children's Day. We're celebrating the children who ride at Great and Small and their many ta...
11/20/2019

Today is the UN's Universal Children's Day. We're celebrating the children who ride at Great and Small and their many talents and abilities.

#GivingTuesday isn’t just about fundraising, it’s about communities banding together and giving of their time, power, sk...
11/19/2019

#GivingTuesday isn’t just about fundraising, it’s about communities banding together and giving of their time, power, skills, expertise, and resources. It’s about the collective spirit of generosity that brings change to our communities.

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17320 Moore Rd
Boyds, MD
20841-9530

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:30
Thursday 08:00 - 18:30
Friday 08:00 - 17:30
Saturday 08:00 - 17:30

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(301) 349-0075

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Great and Small provides therapeutic riding and other equine-assisted activities and therapies to people with special needs. We believe that horses have the power to change lives. Come and see for yourself!

Located on the Rickman Farm, Great and Small is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations, volunteers, and new participants are always welcome!

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Friends, please consider sponsoring our rider quadrille for Horses on Pointe! Four amazing riders have been working hard all summer, along with volunteers, horses and staff to prepare a dazzling pattern for this year's event. Your support would mean a lot to them and Great and Small! Also, please visit our website to learn more about this fun event http://greatandsmallride.org/horses-on-pointe/
Great & Small will be the non-profit of the night at Big Train. Come on out to Shirley Povitch Field at the Cabin John Regional Park and support Great & Small. Watch some great college baseball, eat hot dogs & shaved ice.
Icky day but riders were all smiles today at the 5th Annual Great and Small Horse Show. Well done riders, parents, horses, volunteers & staff❤
We'd like to extend a special thank you to Kristopher's Pizza in Poolesville, who generously donated food for our barn volunteers while they were working so hard supporting our Horses on Pointe fundraiser last Saturday. Thanks Marina and Kristopher's!
Hey Everyone! Come visit us at this Saturday, 9/16 at Poolesville Day! Great and Small will have a booth and we'd love to see you, so stop by! Feel like helping out? We can use volunteers for shifts between 10am and 4pm. Hand out literature and share your stories of how volunteering at Great and Small has changed your life with the community. Email Katy Hansen if you're interested.
What a wonderful story about the benefits of Therapeutic Riding from Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR)! Please watch and share!
Submitted by one of our great volunteers:
I gave, you should too. I give my time every Wednesday & I give of my summer, 2 weeks of camp. Can you help a child attend camp? Can you help a child ride for the 8 week summer session? Maybe you prefer your money to help a horse with their feed, hoof care and medicine? All this is possible with your donation today.