SpiritHorse of Ohio

Encouraging, Educating & Empowering Individuals 
with Disabilities to Maximize their Potential through 
Equine, Farm & Community Experiences

  

See the Great News Happening at SpiritHorse of Ohio!

November 16, 2018 -  Valero Energy Donates to Friends of SpiritHorse of Ohio

During a reception at the Valero Energy facility in Bloomingburg, OH, the Valero Energy Foundation generously donated $5,000 to the Friends of SpiritHorse of Ohio Endowment.  This kind contribution will be used to expand the number of scholarships that can be provided to the families of therapeutic riders who do not have the funds to allow their children to participate in the SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding program.  Said Channin Ford, the Executive Director of SpiritHorse, "The support that Valero has shown in our program is so inspiring.  We cannot thank them enough for their help."  Participating in the award ceremony was SpiritHorse rider Courtney Murray, Channin Ford, Tristin Ford, and Friends of SpiritHorse Endowment Board of Directors Janet Channel and Anne Gerard.  

September 1, 2017 -  Greene Co. Developmental Disabilities Holds Ice Cream Social at SpiritHorse Therapeutic Farm

Despite the coolest day of the summer, over 50 folks came out to enjoy some Young's Ice Cream and the SpiritHorse horses on Friday evening.  A special thanks to the entire team at Greene County Developmental Disabilities for sponsoring and organizing this unique event.  The SpiritHorse of Ohio Team was happy to explain our unique equine assisted programs to  over 15 families who are considering future involvement.   

August 19-20, 2017 -  Another Successful Special Olympics for SpiritHorse

The SpiritHorse of Ohio Show Team had an exciting weekend show at the 2017 Special Olympics Equestrian Competition held at the Winton Woods Riding Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.  With 7 different SpiritHorse riders competing among the 98 other Special Olympians, it was an amazing spectacle to behold.  The really amazing part was that ALL of the SpiritHorse riders competed independently without needing assistance!  What an amazing weekend of horses, riders and the families who support them all.


Check out more about the SpiritHorse Special Olympians on the SpiritHorse of Ohio Facebook page!  https://www.facebook.com/spirithorseofohio/photos/a.2015871005301422.1073741840.1898349347053589/2026143850940804/?type=3&theater


August 10, 2017 -  Donation from Riding from the Sky with Butterflies Poker Run Announced at Streetside 62 Restaurant

Hayley Horney and Channin Ford were on hand to receive a donation check from the Riding from the Sky with Butterflies Poker Run.  Thanks to Kristi Lynch-Snively for organizing this local event to help local charities including the families of our SpiritHorse riders.  Also, thanks to Jessica Gilliard and Heather Leiva for all of their hard work to make this fundraiser a success.  We appreciate ALL of the hard work from these three very special ladies!

July 29, 2017 -  Riding from the Sky with Butterflies Poker Run Supports SpiritHorse of Ohio

Over 100 motorcycles turned out today to support the charities helping families of Fayette County.   The day started at Streetside 62 Restaurant in Washington Court House and ended with a great party at the American Legion Hall.  Thanks to Kristi Lynch-Snively for organizing this great event to help local charities as well as all the families of our SpiritHorse riders who helped out in so many ways.  We appreciate ALL of your support!


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