I am sorry to be begging for more help, but Walt & I need to be semi-retired very soon. Guess we have to admit we are entering a decline in health & cannot keep up with everything we have been covering since 1982, the year we first started offering therapeutic horseback riding on our farm. I am afraid I have had to ignore both jobs in too many ways.
Please consider taking on a project that brings joy to so many people.
If you aren’t interested in working during classes, here’s a chance to volunteer in an additional way.
Volunteer Coordinator – Sadly, Toni Zuercher, our 2017 Volunteer Coordinator will have to move away from Shawano soon. Thank you, Toni, for all you accomplished this year. Job description – someone who will schedule volunteers for classes, fill openings as volunteers need a day off, & be overall liaison between volunteers, instructors, & the board.
Public Relations – someone to write press releases, represent RRR as the contact person for newspapers, radio, & TV, handle advertising, and contribute to newsletters.
Call or text Chris at 715-853-6449, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org more info. All positions have flexible schedules.
Now the easier wishes:
Nutrena Safeguard Senior Feed
Shavings for stalls
Ink Cartridges for Canon MG5220 printer
Rolls of Forever Stamps & Postcard Stamps
Games that can be adapted for riders on horses
Gift cards for fundraisers, rewards, gas, meals
Day at the Races will be February 11, 2018 – any items we can use as prizes:
Baskets – empty
Baskets filled with goodies
Gift cards – general, gas, stores, trips, etc.
Bottles of liquor
Restaurant gift certificates
Food bundles, specialty foods
Car care items
Anything you would enjoy as a prize
NEEDED – THERAPEUTIC HORSE
Some disabled riders need to have an instructor back ride with them during their class. This is when an instructor rides behind the student giving them bodily support while they are mounted. So this horse carries two people & is surrounded by volunteers.
Bounder has been our sole back riding horse since Tony was retired. As Bounder is aging, this job is becoming harder for him. We need an additional horse capable of taking on this job.
Age – 8 – 15 years old
Size – 14-15 hands
Build – stout, heavy boned
Disposition – kid safe, bomb proof – like all our horses Also – cannot be overly responsive to cues, must have smooth gaits, cannot have any bad habits, must be able to load in trailer easily, good for hoof trimming and vet care, must be comfortable with many people working around him as a group.I know it’s a lot to ask, but we have had several wonderful horses handle this job. Please call if you know of any prospects for this very important job as a therapist for our riders. Some funds are available for his purchase, but remember – we are a non-profit group & much of our funding goes into taking care of the other horses, operating costs, and our indoor arena mortgage.
We Need Your Help-Red River Rivers provides physical and emotional therapy through horseback riding for people with disabilities. We welcome donations of cash, equipment, feed, and horses.
Please Donate to our Building Fund-We need your help to maintain our indoor riding arena for Red River Riders Therapeutic Riding Program for the Disabled. Any Donations would be welcome
Red River Riders is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; all donations are tax-deductible.Your donation of $10.00 would go a long way toward achieving our goal. Your tax-deductible check can be mailed to the address below.
Endowment Fund-Red River Riders welcomes contributions to its endowment fund. Please contact us for information on remembering Red River Riders in your will.Volunteer Red River Riders appreciates volunteer help. Contact us for how you can volunteer.