Equestrian business re-inventing itself after losing Tiffin University team
EDEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Oct. 8, 2020 – Lane of Dreams Farm LLC, an equestrian training center in rural Seneca County, has announced a grand re-opening and open house from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 14, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services at 4:15 p.m. Owners Julie Vogel and Claire Johansen are inviting guests to explore the farm at 2502 E. CR 16 and find out more about their services.
Due to Coronavirus Pandemic, Tiffin University cut its collegiate equestrian team in the spring of 2020. As housing and facilitating that team was the main activity of Lane of Dreams, the owners have revamped services and are re-opening their business with a new focus.
Lane of Dreams was opened in 2005 and expanded in 2008 by Vogel and Johansen. The farm’s mission is to share the love of horses and the life lessons that horses teach. The professional instructors have more than 30 years of experience and provide interaction with horses in a safe, fun environment on a working farm. The facility is located on a 50-acre farm with two large indoor arenas and an outdoor arena. Boarding or full- and partial-lease options are available. The barn provides services throughout the year and follows COVID -19 procedures defined by the Ohio Department of Health.
Lesson programs are available for children of all ages and adults. Students can bring their own horse or learn on one of 11 horses owned by Lane of Dreams. Lessons are conducted privately and in groups, and classes run in four-week sessions. Progressive lesson programs include care and feeding in addition to riding. Instructors have experience with teaching beginners through advanced riders in western and English riding including jumping, dressage, reining, ranch riding and trail riding. Between now and Thanksgiving, Lane of Dreams is offering 20 percent off of a first lesson.
Johansen, co-owner of the business, said, “We’re looking forward to getting back to the basics and connecting with new clients.” Co-owner Vogel said, “Sharing the gifts of equine education and growth that it can provide is what we love providing for our community.”
Seneca County Commissioner Shayne Thomas said, “The presence of Lane of Dreams enriches the lives of so many in our area. Their laser focus on safe riding couple with the high quality of love and care for their horses makes it a treasured destination for all. My family has certainly enjoyed their past success and we look forward to their future.”
Lane of Dreams Farm LLC, a member of the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services, can be reached at (419) 448-7433. For more information, find them on Facebook or visit lanedreamsfarm.com.
About the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership
Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC), the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on in Tiffin and Seneca County at www.tiffinseneca.org.