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Seaside Nature Park Promotional Video

We are super proud to show you our new promotional video, showcasing Sint Maarten, the cruise ships, Point Blanche terminal and Great Bay as well as extensive coverage of our park, the horses and animals and our brand new riding ring where we continue our riding lessons after hurricane Irma destroyed the ring completely last year.

Very special thanks to Maarten Rood of “Maarten Like St Maarten” and everyone that helped us and ‘starred’ in the movie: Jasper Nijenhuis, Vera Verbruggen, Cloty Tavernier, Amber Tavernier, Alexandra Halley-van Luijken, Oriana Gumbs.

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One year ago…

It has only been one year that hurricane Irma hit St Maarten hard and affected practically all life on this island.

We’d like to thank all of the people who’ve contributed to the restoration of Seaside Nature Park and the Discovery Farm as well the support for all the horses of Lucky Stables.

See our post on our Facebook page:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2152559528398432&id=174764787943

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Intervision Foundation receives grant to start pet farm

source: smn-news

Alexandra van Luijcken-Halley from the Intervision Foundation happily received a cheque from the Cooperating Foundations of the Dutch Caribbean for the set up of a pet farm at Seaside Nature Park with miniature animals. It is the intention to create a low-cost activity area for children, which will also teach children how to treat animals. Kids will be able to go into the paddock and pet small bred chickens, goats, horses and work in a vegetable garden.

Angela Dekker from Cooperating Foundations explained that the funding agency wanted to support this initiative because of two strong elements:

  • St. Maarten really needs an inexpensive place where families can spend time with their children, and
  • children can learn about nature and have fun.

Furthermore, Intervision came up with many creative ways of making the miniature farm self-sustainable. Prins Bernard Culture Fonds was also charmed by the initiative and has already granted the other half of the start-up costs. Soon, miniature horse Skippy will be joined by fellow miniature animals and children will be able to drive a small horse cart or plant tomatoes.