CALENDAR of EVENTS
Hoofprints and Heartbeats
a Great Success!
A beautiful evening at a lovely location with some awesome demos by our riders set the stage for a very successful evening of fundraising! Thanks so very much to Stine and Alex Van Halen for once again opening their lovely home and for the tasty BBQ dinner! Much appreciation to the following that raised their hands during the Rein in Support for Ride On and thanks to auctioneer Simon Jones for the encouragement! We raised over $100,000 that will help us give more than 7,000 lessons this year.
$10,000 and Above
Stine and Alex Van Halen
Rob & Linda Raznick
$5,000 Rider Scholarship Fund
Eddie & Janie Van Halen
Mark & Margret Frankcom
Bryan McQueeney and Gloria Hamblin
$3,000 Horse Sponsorship
Cathy & Steve Davis
Megan & Peter Rice
$1,000 Rider Sponsorship
Kathy & Al Andry
Wyatt & Lisa McCrea
Shots and Shoes Sponsors
Scott & Diana Campbell
Shannon & Barry Barnholtz
We would also like to thank Nothing Bundt Cake for the delicious dessert, our riders that worked so hard preparing for the demonstrations, our amazing volunteers, staff and of course our fabulous horses!
THE WORLD IS COMING! ARE YOU?
The World is Coming! Next July 7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities will be coming to Los Angeles to compete in dozens of sports, including equestrian. Ride On has been selected to manage the eight days of training and competition to be held at the LA Equestrian Center beginning July 24, 2015. The equestrian portion of the World Games will see over 130 athletes from 27 countries speaking 16 languages compete in four disciplines: equitation, trail, dressage and a team relay.
The World Games Organizing Committee has selected Ride On to manage the Equestrian Competition in part because we’ve been running horse-shows at the LAEC for the disabled for 18 years, partly because we put 200 individuals with disabilities on horseback each week, and partly because its founders have experience with the unique challenges of this type of international competition.
More information about the Competition, Volunteering or lending your horse can be found .
Ride On's 20th Anniversary Celebration!
Amazing…Spectacular…Entertaining…Classy…Impressive….just a few of the words our guests used to describe our 20th Anniversary Celebration last weekend which raised over $186,000! This fantastic event which was attended by over 400 guests was graciously hosted by Mr. David H. Murdock at Ventura Farms and we cannot thank him enough for his generosity and support. The evening kicked off with the exciting entrance of 5 skydivers that landed with precision only feet from our guests! We were then treated to a presentation of Ventura Farms finest horses and our wonderful riders, horses and staff impressed the crowd with Adaptive and Therapy Services demos. A lovely dinner followed on the beautiful lawn amongst Mr. Murdock’s incredible boulders with musical entertainment provided by British band Next of Kin. Following an exciting auction guests were treated to an absolutely brilliant light show! Special thanks to our Event Sponsors Platinum Capital Management, Variety – the Children’s Charity, Beach Point Capital Management, O’Melveny & Myers, Irell and Manella and to all those that raised their hand during our Rein in Support for Ride On. Thanks also to Morgan Evans for organizing such an amazing event, Anke Magnussen, the skydiving team, Next of Kin and our team of Ride On staff and volunteers.
Mr. David H. Murdock presents Bryan McQueeney with the donation of a beautiful horse during the event.
Ride On welcomes Veterans
Ride On is now offering un mounted Equine Facilitated Growth and Learning classes as well as more traditional horseback riding lessons to post 9/11 Veterans funded through The Wounded Warriors and in conjunction with PATH International. Wounded Warriors offers programs and support services to wounded Vets and PATH International is the national organization for Therapeutic Riding- We are accredited through PATH.
We are very excited to be able to offer these programs! Barbara Levine and Gloria Hamblin will be facilitating the EAGALA sessions and the mounted sessions will be with our certified instructors.
If you know someone who might benefit please give us a call or bring them by for a visit. We are so happy to offer this to such deserving men and women.
Their Time to Ride
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