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Retreats offer women a chance to enhance well being

A new way to improve one’s sense of well-being is being formed in Davie County.

“Dutchman Creek Retreats is about helping women journey toward a lifestyle of improved health,” said Stephanie Dean. “Being physically active is one of the ways to achieve healthy living. Choosing to live an active lifestyle begins with finding an activity that brings you joy and then finding someone to share it with.

“Any journey begins with a baby step, and we’re here to help you,” Dean said.

Amanda Lowe of Big Oak Ranch in Mocksville has partnered with Dutchman Creek Retreats to offer the first of a series of camps for women – Ladies Horse Retreat, 2020.  The daily camp will run from Monday, Sept. 28-Friday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m.-noon each day.

Participants will receive 15 hours of instruction including basic horsemanship skills, basic care of a horse, feeding, leading, how to bridle and saddle, mounting, walking, trotting, and dismount. Participants can ride either western or English saddle, whichever is preferred.

“The retreat is a great way for you to be active while having fun, stretch, connect with nature, and bond with new friends who have similar interests,” Dean said.

Each day after camp, participants can head over to RayLen Winery and Vineyards for a glass of wine and a picnic lunch (each brings their own). On Friday, lunch will be provided.

Class size is limited to small groups for greater focus on individual training. To reserve, call 336 829-2097, a few spots are still available. Reservations must be made, and payment received by Sept. 12.