Mila Agnetta, of Everett, a second-year rider at Ironstone Farm in Andover, competed in her first horse show on Sunday, March 23, taking home a first place ribbon in the trail course event.
Mila attends fourth grade at the Madeline English School in Everett.
Mila was one of 21 riders who competed during the second annual St. Patrick’s Day-Themed Horse Show at Ironstone Farm, on Route 133 in Andover. To start the day, each rider tried her luck by selecting — out of a leprechaun’s pot — the name of the horse she would ride during the show. Riders competed in three events each, against riders of similar ability.
In addition to her first place in trail course, Mila earned a third place in equitation on the flat and a third place in equitation over poles. She rode the horse Halstatt.
Ironstone Farm offers recreational riding and also is home to two nonprofit organizations, Challenge Unlimited and Ironstone Therapy. Ironstone Farm’s nonprofit programs use the dynamic power of horses to provide effective therapy helping children and adults with a wide range of disabilities. Top area doctors refer patients, and over 200 people a week volunteer their time at Ironstone because they believe the work changes lives. Additional therapeutic programs improve the lives of others, including combat veterans returning with post-traumatic stress, survivors of cancer, teens at risk and elders with memory issues.
Ironstone Farm’s nonprofit programs attract people from more than 90 communities around Greater Boston, including Everett, Revere, Malden, Boston, Medford and Somerville.
On Saturday, May 3, the Ironstone Derby, a road race and Kentucky Derby-themed party at the Lowell Spinners’ stadium in Lowell, will help raise money for Ironstone’s nonprofit programs.
Learn more about Ironstone Farm and its programs, or register for the Ironstone Derby, by visiting ironstonefarm.org.