News & Events

Latest News from Down on the Farm

Mane Event
June 9th 8:00am - 4:00 pm

Horse Show | Mounted Police | K9 unit | Tack Sale | BBQ

O.A.T.S 2019 Session Information

Session 1: January-March
Session 2: April-June
Session 3: August-October
Session 4: November-December

Annual Events

The Mane Event Horse Show - June 9

Summer Camp - July

Smiles on Saddles: 7/15 - 7/19 and 7/22 - 7/26

Able-bodied camp: 7/1 -7/5 and 7/8-7/12

Stall or Treat - October

Media Coverage

* Elf named the mayor of the Village of Oxford

* Our atypical horse Elf featured on ClickOnDetroit and in the Oakland Press

* O.A.T.S. is featured in this article by Karen Braschayko on the Equitrekking website.

* The Valunteer Project

* TrueNorth Snacks

* Clarkston News, "O.A.T.S. on the road"

* Quest for the Cup

* Time Team Detroit and Mojo & the Morning Crew Volunteer at O.A.T.S.

Attention Journalists:

Kids, smiles, horses-- a great recipe for an uplifting story sure to inspire. O.A.T.S. is happy to assist journalists, editors and writers interested in doing a story on our program, whether it's interviews, photos or photo releases. Just call 248.620.1775 or email us.


Fred Pellerito named PATH Volunteer of the year

O.A.T.S. would like to congratulate Fred Pellerito who was just selected as the PATH, International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) Region 4 volunteer of the year. Region 4 encompasses Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Ontario. Fred is always willing to do to whatever is required to help O.A.T.S. fulfill our mission – “To encourage and promote the health, well-being and happiness of handicapped individuals through horseback riding and related activities.” Whether it’s feeding horses, cleaning stalls, building shelters or organizing fundraisers, we know we can always count on Fred. Of course, O.A.T.S. appreciates all of our volunteers. The O.A.T.S. motto, “Changing lives one ride at a time” is only possible because of the hundreds of caring volunteers who help us year-round