11-03-2009, 07:06 PM
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I have been at my barn for approx. 4 years and each year we have had a "barn holiday party" at either the barn owners home or another boarders home.
All family members are invited and each family makes a covered dish to share.
Several weeks before the party we exchange names and do a secret santa exchange at the party too.
I board at a pretty small barn it is a co-op barn where everyone pitches in with feeding , stall cleaning , hay , repairs etc...and there are about 15 ppl who belong to the barn I. E. Horse owners , share boarders or just extra hands that like the barn and to help out.
In the past I have always bought each horse owner a horse ornament or something else horse related as a small token of friendship. Sometimes I also make each horse a " treat bag" and leave it for the owner of the horse.
Due to money constraints this year I do not know if I will be able to do that this year but I will think of something fun for my friends at the barn.
One the thing that the barn owner does is hang horse related Xmas cards on each stall tied with ribbon. I love that idea , I think it brings a festive feel to the barn during the cold winter months : )
Hope this helps you some and I can't wait to hear what other members do for the holidays ..