Red River Riders Therapeutic Horseback Riding for the Disabled, Inc.
N6669 Cherry Road
Shawano, WI 54166
A Message From Chris…
Wow, summer classes will be done this week. As hot & humid as it’s been, summer still flew by. Thank you to all for your perseverance, patience, & dedication through all of it. We tried not to cancel classes, but a few times it was necessary. That’s one of our toughest decisions. We hate to cancel, but we don’t want anyone to get heat stroke – riders, volunteers, or horses. Because the past few summers have been so miserable, the board has decided if we need to cancel more than 2 class days per session because of weather, we will credit the third class missed during the next session. So if we cancel 3 days, riders will get a $15.00 credit toward the next session they ride.
Now some personal updates. You may have noticed that I have missed many classes this year. My husband, Walt, had several strokes in April. He is doing well, but his vision & memory was affected. We have been running to doctors and therapists since April, so we had to be gone a lot. Things are slowing down a little now. Walt is semi-retired now & we are learning new ways to retrain his mind to get back to more normal functioning. Walt can’t drive at this time, so I am on the road a lot more now. We are grateful for all your prayers & help. We have been blessed with manageable life changes, and great friends.
Fall classes start Sept. 6 & run through Oct. 13. Riders – we have a few openings left on Tuesdays at 5:15, Wednesdays at 6:15, and Thursdays at 4:00. A few scholarships are available. Please call ASAP if you are not signed up yet. 715-853-6449 – call or text. If there are still open spots by Sept. 2, we will offer those spots to able-bodied riders who want to learn basic, beginner lessons while riding with our therapeutic riders. Ages 5 to seniors. If you are interested, please call 715-853-6449 to get on a waiting list.
Volunteers – we look forward to your help during fall classes. Please text, call, or email – 715-853-6449 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please confirm you will be able to volunteer, even if we talked about it earlier this year. Things change, emergencies pop up, e
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR 2017:
On February 26, 2017
RRR will be holding the 11th Annual Day at the Races. Please mark your calendar, sign up to help out, & join us for a great day. Watch for more info in the next newsletter.
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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