Having spent the past summer closed to the public, Harmony Equestrian Services LLC is reopening its doors to offer a night of family-friendly fun and details about their returning riding programs.

Harmony Equestrian Services is an equine facility that plays host and sponsorship to the Harmony Riding Academy, a 501(c)3 non-profit training academy that acts as a recreational sports therapy for veterans, soldiers and their families, and the surrounding community of Fort Polk and Leesville.

The owner, Amanda Lluvera, is herself a disabled veteran, having spent 10 years in the military with two combat deployments. Knowing first hand the therapeutic and healing power of working with horses, Lluvera has worked to understand them and how to offer the same rehabilitation services they offered to her onto others.

After leaving the military, Lluvera attended the Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre, where she graduated with certifications in teaching, training and equine sports massage therapy with her Riding Master VI.

Harmony Equestrian Services was founded as a means of further developing and sharing the skills needed to communicate effectively with the equine partner, among both amateur and professional riders alike.

“This summer, we had to stay closed due to some health complications with our owner,” says On-site Barn Manager and Head Riding Instructor Rachel Tanner. “This reopening is a way for us to spread the word out that we’re back, and to let the community know about all of the different services and training programs that we offer.”

The Grand Reopening will be taking place on Saturday, October 27 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. A number of activities are set for the event, including pony rides and even a picture session with the facility’s own “unicorn.”

A children’s costume contest will also be scheduled around 5:30 p.m., followed by a Trunk or Treat gathering from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Food will be served for all in attendance, with admission being free to the general public.

There will be a special Kid Overnight event following the Reopening. This is $50 per child, and will see children taking part in a number of horse riding activities as well as camping out in tents. Overnight will last from 6:30 p.m. after the end of the reopening, to 9:30 a.m. in the morning.

The reopening is set to take place at 578 Browns Lane in Leesville, Louisiana. For more information on the event, you can call Rachel Tanner at 614-370-3070 or by visiting Harmony Equestrian Services on their Facebook page. You can also visit their website at http://www.harmonyequestrianservices.com.