Red River Riders Therapeutic Horseback Riding for the Disabled, Inc.
N6669 Cherry Road
Shawano, WI 54166
Message from Chris
Fall is here! I love it. Now we’ll really see some color showing up all over the woods. Beautiful. Very happy our humidity has vanished & the air temp is comfortable.
We are half way through fall classes, then a really long break until we see you in May. This past summer we had to limit some of our classes. We have a couple new ideas for 2018, so we hope to offer a few new openings. As always, volunteers are needed. We have added some new faces this year, and we are cherishing our returning volunteers every year. So many friends, wonderful people who keep RRR in operation. Thanks to all! Please spread the word – our Volunteers are stupendous & we are always looking for new volunteers to join this group of wonderful friends.
We have some exciting news to share with all of you. RRR has hired our first paid employee, Jennifer Keller. Jennifer has been a volunteer & instructor for many years. She is now our herd manager. She’s already been helping us with a lot of the day to day work on the farm, taking over or adding assistance for some of the jobs Walt & I are finding more difficult these days. The horses are getting great care, extra exercise & training, & we are catching up on jobs around the farm. Thank you, Jennifer for all your hard work.
Next, we are adding an addition on the indoor arena. After years of planning, it’s finally happening. The addition will stretch almost the whole length of the east side. The addition will include a viewing/meeting room, a storage area, a tack room for saddles/bridles/equipment, a horse holding area for grooming & saddling the horses, & storage for tractors/manure spreader/hay rake &tedder/etc. Building will start this fall & should be completed by the time spring classes start.
A few reminders – Our annual awards banquet is scheduled for Nov. 3rd. Check out the poster in this newsletter & send in your reservation ASAP.
Also included in the newsletter is the official first notice for the 12th Annual RRR Day at the Races. If you haven’t attended in the past, mark your calendar now. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon. This is our major fundraiser for the year. It’s fun & exciting. The food is great, and you’ll enjoy spending time with friends of RRR. If you’d like to be part of the committee, have something to donate as a prize, have a suggestion on a business to contact, or any other suggestions, please call Dawn – 715-853-2203.
Looking ahead to 2018
Thank you to our amazing volunteers who return every year & to the new volunteers who have joined us. We appreciate everything you do & we are thrilled to have some wonderful friends.
call, text, – 715-853-6449, or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Red River Riders Day at the Races Info
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Red River Riders Annual Banquet Info
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To all our Thrivent Financial Friends:
Did you know that you can designate Red River Riders as a recipient of your Choice Dollars?
Thrivent has a charitable program that will distribute charitable outreach funds to eligible nonprofit organizations.
Red River Riders has been approved & we are currently receiving funds through this program.
Red River Riders has been the recipient of funds through several United Way agencies in the area.
This is a contribution through your workplace. Often the employer will match funds.
United Way has helped fill in many gaps in our operating expenses.
Thank you to all contributors. All donations help keep our services affordable for all riders.
Red River Riders is also a member of the Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce
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