An Apron for Buttercup


Well, the apron isn’t really for Buttercup, since Buttercup is a horse. My daughter takes therapeutic riding lessons at the Center for Adaptive Riding (CAR) and Buttercup is the horse she rides. CAR is in the midst of their largest fundraiser of the year, the Ride-A-Thon and Fall Family Fun Fest.  My daughter is raising money by riding in the Rida-A-Thon.  I made the apron to donate to the raffle or silent auction at the Fun Fest.

The Center for Adaptive Riding is a wonderful organization. They provide therapeutic riding lessons to children and adults with a variety of disabilities. It is run entirely by volunteers and they are so good with the riders. The tuition we pay for lessons only covers about half the cost of those lessons. Money raised by the Ride-A-Thon and Fall Family Fun Fest goes directly towards running CAR and caring for the horses, including Buttercup. CAR accepts donations through their website year round.

The best thing about CAR is that my daughter loves her lessons! The huge grin on her face when she is riding says it all.

For those of you who happen to live in Reno, come to the Fall Fest and Riding Demonstration!  Details can be found here:  Baked Potato Bar and Fall Family Fun Fest.

Now, how about that apron? The pattern is the Emmeline Apron from Sew Liberated. I chose “Western”-themed fabric since this is for a horseback riding event. The red side looks like a bandana and the other side has words like “Buffalo Bill” and “Wild West”. For a more technical review of this pattern see my review on

I love this apron – I think it is really cute! Would it be OK if I try to win it back at the Fall Fest so I can keep it?

Riding the Trail



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2 responses to “An Apron for Buttercup

  1. Yea for Buttercup-I love to ride and I love these organizations. Good luck raising lots of money and yes, try to win back that wonderful apron. 🙂

  2. It sounds like a wonderful fundraiser and I hope they raise lots of money! A reversible apron is such a great idea, Karen. Such a cute photo of you modeling it! I hope you do make one for yourself if you don’t win it back! I bet your daughter enjoys her lessons so much and who wouldn’t love a horse named Buttercup?!

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