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TRRFCC Horsemanship kicks off its fall classes and will hold Family Fun Night in November


Katlyn Ewens

CAVE CREEK – Entering its ninth year, TRRFCC Horsemanship continues to positively impact the Cave Creek, Phoenix and Scottsdale communities as it kicks off its first classes of the fall.

The program runs on campus at Horseshoe Trails Elementary School and works with many students in the Cave Creek Unified School District. With help from the community and volunteers, TRFFCC was recently able to build a new arena to hold classes during the day.

Attempting to reach a large variety of students, TRRFCC’s students come out all as a class, like a physical education or music class at school. The program brings together many children from different schools in the area including Sonoran Trails Middle School, Cactus Shadows High School and AZ Agriculture and Equine Center (AAEC) High School.

Pronounced “terrific,” TRRFCC stands for the six pillars of character, which are the basis of the program.  These pillars are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Not only do students in the north Valley get to learn and attend classes, they can also participate in the mentor program, giving them leadership experience at a young age. There are different programs for sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

Serving more than 700 students yearly, TRRFCC relies heavily on the community for funding and volunteers. Without strong support from the community, non-profit organizations like TRRFCC would not be able to impact thousands, like they have.

Help from the community is crucial when it comes to non-profit organizations, which is why TRRFCC relies on volunteers. The organization has a strong group of regular volunteers, but are always looking for additional help. Volunteers are well-trained and prepared before they begin working. 

TRRFCC will host its 7th Annual Family Fun Night at the Chip in Cave Creek, in order to help support the education program.  The event is Nov. 11 from 5-8:30 p.m., and there will be free games and horse activities, a Buffalo Chip chuck wagon dinner, action, raffles and a delicious bake sale!

TRRFCC continues to work with hundreds of students yearly to strengthen their character, leadership and communication skills through numerous programs.

For more information on the organization itself, upcoming events and how to get involved, please visit