Faces of Bright Horizons
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Fall / Winter 2014-15: This past year has flown by and we are looking forward to another great year in 2015. We had a good winter, even with the scare of the snow storm just before our "Hearts for Horses" last February. We are praying there will not be a repeat of that kind of weather for our next "Hearts for Horses" fundraiser on Jan 31st, 2015, which will again be held at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
We received great support from our community and welcomed a grant from The Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians Charitable Fund to help fund our Scholarship program and a very generous grant for operating expenses from the Lincoln County Nonprofit Social Services Allocation Program. We also still benefit from the 2013/2014 Family Trust Management grant. We could not operate without the support of our community. In addition, we inherited a 2006 Silverado Horse trailer from a PATH program that had closed.
Our ridership continues to grow. We had a record number of full and part-time riders for the Aug/Sept Session. We seek out persons of all ages to participate in our Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy. you. (View a slide presentation of Bright Horizons Riding.)
We enjoy a great group of volunteers who do whatever needs to be done! We can always use help, from assisting in the arena with riders, to cleaning stalls and tack and much more. We could not function without our volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, give us a call!
Come out and visit us! We look forward to seeing you at the barn!
Until next time, Happy Trails!
Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding
Tammy with her daughter
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The ramp and lift is the result of many donations of cash, materials and manpower which demonstrates what can be done when many sources collaborate to make things happen. The final lynchpin in the effort was the donation of the lift mechanism by Atonement Lutheran Church. They graciously donated the lift which had been utilized by a parishioner who had passed away. Funds for the overhead support rail and installation were made possible by a grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Fund. The ramp was constructed with materials donated by ProBuild Lumber with the generous donation of design and installation work by Mark Hanrahan. Of course the backs and hands of many Bright Horizons volunteers were also necessary to complete all of the work necessary for this project.
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