In the Spotlight: Ridgebury Riders 2nd Annual Farm Fete

Truly an event you won’t want to miss, Ridgebury Riders will be celebrating their 2nd Annual Farm Fete on Saturday, September 16th.

The inRidgefield team had the honor of attending the 1st Annual Farm Fete last year and it was an unforgettable experience. As we get ready to participate in this year’s “Journey Around the World” event, we’re excited to share a few interesting facts about this amazing organization.

The Farm Fete

Ridgebury Riders 2nd Annual Farm Fete, the most anticipated party of the year, will raise funds for Ridgebury Riders. The Fete will be held on Saturday, September 16th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The delightful evening will take guests on a journey around the world with experiences from different cultures, incredible food, lots of exciting auction items to bid on, and of course dancing all night, featuring Uncle Cheef from The Roots!  3 ticket levels and special add-ons are available for pre-purchase including access to Farmer Phil’s Petting Zoo Cocktail Lounge!

Get Tickets

Tickets are still available! Various ticket levels and limited-edition merchandise are available for pre-purchase. Get your tickets now!


The Mission

The Ridgebury Riders is a 501c3 non profit organization located at the bucolic Ridgebury Farm and Stables. Their mission is to increase the health and well-being of people with intellectual, social, or physical challenges, and to build a supportive and optimistic environment for their riders, their families and friends, and community. The mission is motivated by the personal experiences of the founding members after seeing the unique and exponential benefits Hippotherapy provides.

The Hippotherapy

The term Hippotherapy comes from the Greek word for horse, “hippos”, and the word therapy. It is defined as the use of horseback riding as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment, especially as a means of improving coordination, balance, and strength.

As a proud member of the American Hippotherapy Association, Ridgebury Farm and Stables offers various Hippotherapy sessions, including Occupational, Physical, Speech, Psychotherapy, and Equine Assisted Therapy.

The Riders

All riders are included, regardless of age, experience, neurodiversity, or riding ability. Being a Ridgebury Rider means that you have the opportunity to develop at your own pace while working with instructors, therapists, and amazing animals. 

The Property       

Ridgebury Farm and Stables is a breathtaking property along peaceful Ridgebury Road in Ridgefield. A lush 56 acres, with private trails tucked away and picturesque pastures, it is the perfect environment for healing and growing.

The People

Meet Katy Schermann, Co-Founder & Executive Director
Katy started in the finance world working at Bridgewater Associates and later on at the Blackstone Group. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to create a personal assisting and concierge firm which she successfully ran and grew for over 8 years before selling. Following her heart, she created and co-founded Ridgebury Farm and Stables leveraging her passion of helping children, horses, and her entrepreneurial background. 

Meet Whitney Wildman, Assistant Director
Whitney has worked as a therapist for children and young adults with a variety of special needs for nearly a decade and believes in the unique benefits that horses can bring to neurodiverse individuals. She is also a lifelong rider, passionate about making riding an accessible sport for everyone.

Meet the Ridgebury Riders team

Farm Fete Tickets

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Learn more

Ridgebury Riders
at Ridgebury Farm & Stables
484 Ridgebury Road
Ridgefield CT, 06877

(203) 801-5254



"Our goal is to provide life-changing therapy opportunities for patients regardless of their ability to pay. Your support directly makes that happen."