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Please check back for 2024 events, including signature fundraising events, outreach and volunteer opportunities! 

2024 Events

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Great and Small 1st Annual Polo Cup
June 9th, 2024

Please check the event landing page for more details!

News from Great and Small

Announcing Great and Small's Next Executive Director


Dear Great and Small Community,

I hope this note finds you in good health and high spirits, and ready for 2024.

After an extensive search and careful consideration, I am delighted to announce that Sarah Phelps will be joining us as Great and Small’s new Executive Director, effective April 1st, 2024.

Sarah is no stranger to our organization: it was her vision that led to the creation of Great and Small in 1998. For nearly a decade, she dedicated herself to nurturing and growing our small-but-mighty nonprofit, finding its permanent home at the Rickman Farm Horse Park, and leaving an indelible mark on Great and Small’s mission and values. Since then, Sarah has garnered extensive experience as General Counsel for several nonprofits and academic institutions, honing her leadership skills and deepening her commitment to making a positive impact. I am excited and confident that Sarah's return will usher in a new era of growth, service, and collaboration in our Great and Small community.

I would also like to personally extend my gratitude to Alexis Leonard – our outgoing Executive Director – who will continue to lead Great and Small until the end of March. Alexis stepped into the role in March of 2020, during a challenging time for our organization and the world. With dedication and leadership, she guided Great and Small through that period and helped shape our strategic plan and further develop our programs. Alexis's collaboration with the Board has been invaluable, and we are truly grateful for her commitment and contributions.

As we embark on this new chapter, please join me in welcoming Sarah back to Great and Small. The combination of Sarah’s leadership, the Great and Small staff and volunteers, our Board, and your continued support will undoubtedly enable us to make an even greater difference in the lives of those we serve. To ensure a smooth transition, Sarah will be on-site from the middle of March before she takes over the reins.

My thanks for your ongoing dedication and belief in our mission. Together, we will continue to create positive change in our community through Equine Assisted Services.

Connie Eysenck

Chair, Board of Directors, Great and Small

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Great and Small in the Media

May, 2019

Great and Small included in the Double D Trailers Resource Guide

April 5, 2019

Great and Small featured in Sidelines Magazine spotlight

June 4, 2018

Great and Small featured in “A Perfect Match" article in Bethesda Magazine

February 25, 2015

Rider David Godoy featured in the Daily Do Good

February 23, 2015

Great and Small featured in the Daily Do Good

February 2015

Great and Small profiled in the Montgomery Parks Guide

April 5, 2014

Rider David Godoy featured in a segment done by Montgomery Community Media

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