Thank you to everyone for such a successful horse show and ribbon-cutting recognizing our "Jaime Lee Hutchison Memorial Horse Show Series!"
We were thrilled to have Dorchester Chamber of Commerce organize the ribbon cutting and Caroline County Chamber of Commerce attend to support! Thank you to dignitaries attending, Senator Addie Eckardt, Caroline Commissioners President Larry Porter and various members of the chambers and local community! It truly takes a village!
Click on the photo below to see the wonderful video Bob Quinn created of the show.
Positive Strides will host the Jaime Lee Hutchison Memorial Horse Show on Saturday, June 8, 2019 starting at 9:00 a.m. at Timber Grove Farm, 6292 Statum Road in Preston, Maryland.
“We will be showcasing the wonderful work our riders have accomplished during the Spring Session,” said Kim Hopkins, executive director of Positive Strides. “They begin each six-week session with specific goals and we do our best to help them achieve them.”
Riders will compete in a trail class and a barrel race. A recognition ceremony will be held at noon.
The public is invited to attend free of charge. Donations are welcomed and appreciated. Food will be available for purchase on site.
The series is held in loving memory of Jaime Lee Hutchison who tragically lost her battle with cancer in 2017.
Pictured: A happy competitor and his horse after the medal ceremony last fall.
On Saturday, May 4, nine of us from Positive Strides had a fun evening attending Trotting 4 Charity at Rosecroft Raceway. We cheered on our favorite driver, Frank Milby, who chose Positive Strides Therapeutic Riding Center as his charity.
A huge thank you to Gina Maybee of Rosecroft Raceway (pictured with Gaige above). She pulled out all of the stops to make our group feel warmly welcomed. And to Frank Milby who so generously chose our charity. Frank managed to win the Positive Strides race for us and two of our riders were able to take a drive with Frank on the race track. What an amazing experience for all of us!
Thanks to Best Bet Photos for supplying the video of one of our riders going around the track with Frank Milby.
Trotting 4 Charity is an event where drivers from harness tracks across North America wear a customized jersey with the logo of a non-profit that they have chosen, during the live race card. Our jersey will be raffled off and the proceeds from the raffle will go directly to Positive Strides. The raffle will be May 14th and 15th. More details to come.
We want to thank everyone who participated in the success of our Spring Classic Bike Ride on April 13. Over 250 riders and volunteers braved the early morning rain to support our biggest fundraiser of the year.
The event required extensive planning and preparation led by Tara Felts, Martha Russell, Jean Schneebeli and Meg Stein. Members of the Positive Strides’ board of directors and a group of dedicated volunteers were critical to the success of the event. We had volunteer cookie bakers, goodie bag stuffers, sign pounders, sponsor finders, equipment and supply checkers, shoppers, list makers, registration takers, food servers, SAG drivers, set up and clean up people, and all purpose helpers.
Thanks to the wonderful riders; those who were new this year and those who return year after year to support us. We received lots of positive feedback. A couple of favorites:
Due to the generosity of our sponsors, we offset many of our expenses and raised much-needed funds to provide life-changing therapy to residents of the Eastern Shore with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges. All of the proceeds of the Spring Classic go directly to supporting Positive Strides programs. Our equine-assisted activities and therapies help young children, teens, adults, veterans and seniors build their confidence, self-esteem, feelings of competency and independence.
PRESTON, MD – February 21, 2019 – Talbot Special Riders is excited to welcome cycling enthusiasts from around the county to its seventh annual Spring Classic Bike Tour on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
Approximately 400 cyclists are expected to converge on the town of Easton, MD to participate in a 25, 50 or 62-mile ride along some of the most scenic routes in Talbot County.
The Spring Classic starts and ends at Easton Middle School, 201 Peach Blossom Road. Packet pickup is at 8 a.m. There are three fully supported rest stops and a light lunch at the end of the ride. The event will take place rain or shine.
Kim and Ashley Hopkins
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