An Equestrian Wish for a Horse Lover

Kylie suffers from a life-threatening illness and loves horses and spending time outdoors. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, made her dream come true, sending her on a horse adventure at Deep Creek Lake in Maryland.

Kylie and her mom stayed at the charming North Glade Inn Bed and Breakfast. After settling in, they headed to a nearby farm for her horse riding experience. Kylie loved exploring the landscape and learning the basics of how to take care of and ride a horse. She rode a beautiful tan Palomino and learned proper brushing techniques, as well as the basics of how to saddle a horse. After her initial instruction, Kylie went on an hour-long horse ride through the beautiful countryside, where Kylie learned how to guide and control her horse as well as how to transition between a walk and a trot. After her equestrian adventure, Kylie and her mom had an amazing dinner at The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille. “Dinner was awesome, everyone went above and beyond for us,” said Kylie.

“We’re happy that Kylie’s wish gave her meaningful moments of happiness with her mom,” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai.

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    To all that were part of granting my daughter Kylie’s Wish:

    I want to thank everyone that helped put together this wonderful weekend. When I filled out the initial application, I wasn’t sure we would be picked, and was so surprised when I got the call. Kylie goes through so much on a daily basis, and it was so cool to be able to have this weekend just for her. I think it is so cool that the people at Kids Wish Network pulled out of the interview that she wanted to ride a horse, as this is something I would not have thought to do with her. It was great to experience western Maryland, as we had never been there but will certainly be back.

    Kylie had such a wonderful time on her wish! Thank you so much for the opportunity for Kylie to ride a beautiful horse and stay at the charming, North Glade Inn. We very much appreciated the opportunity to have Kylie’s wish granted and will never forget this experience. Everything was so perfect.

    I especially want to compliment Erica and Justin at North Glade Inn as they were very accommodating. We appreciate them letting us stay at the Inn and the yummy breakfasts they served, it was absolutely wonderful.

    While I waited, it was nice to chat with other people at the farm and learn a little of the local history.

    To The Greene Turtle, I want to thank not only Ron, but also our server Jason. We enjoyed all of the food and just chatting with them about the area. We have eaten at other Greene Turtle restaurants, but this one was by far the best.

    We had an amazing time and want to thank everyone so much! Kylie truly loved the experience so very much.

    – Teresa Patterson (Mother of Kylie)