We are excited to announce that we have two new horse sponsors!
Sue Simmons met our horses at Positive Strides' “Big Reveal” event and fell in love with Reds. So much so, that she decided to become a Silver Sponsor.
Margot McConnel wanted to help us offset the cost of monthly horse care by sponsoring Clacky as a Bronze Sponsor.
“Our horses are the single most important part of our therapy programs,” said Kim Hopkins, executive director. “Their gifts will help us continue to provide high quality care for our magnificent horses, Reds and Clacky. We can’t thank Sue and Margot enough!”
Lakota, Pumpkin and Rudy still need sponsors. See their profiles on our About Us page.
Do you want to support our horses in a big way? Become a Premier Sponsor and we’ll acknowledge you on our website, social media and a plaque at the stables.
Diamond Sponsor - $6,000/year or $550/month
Gold Sponsor - $2,500/year or $208.35/month
Silver Sponsor - $1,000/year or $83.35/month
Bronze Sponsor - $500/year or $41.70/month
Our monthly cost per horse is $550; that does not include incidentals such as veterinary, dental or hoof care. Please contact Kim Hopkins at email@example.com if you have questions about our sponsor packages.
Positive Strides is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and your donations are tax-deductible.
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.
We are thrilled to announce that Choptank Electric Cooperative is a Silver Sponsor of our therapy horse, Reds. Through their Operation Round Up grant, they are helping to offset the cost of his daily care.
Reds loves to be groomed and will stand very still while being brushed and loved on. He's a chestnut Quarter Horse gelding who is in his mid-twenties. Before coming to us, he was a ranch horse and gave riding lessons. Reds is very gentle and loves people.
Thank you to Choptank Electric Cooperative for your sponsorship! To learn more about our herd and how to sponsor a horse, go to About Us.
PRESTON, MD - February 28, 2019 - Talbot Special Riders is pleased to announce a charitable contribution in the amount of $3,000 from the Frederick Family Foundation. Jeff Frederick, vice president and general manager of Fred Frederick Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, presented the check to Kim Hopkins, executive director of Talbot Special Riders.
“We rely on the generosity of donors like the Fred Frederick Family Foundation to continue our work,” said Hopkins. “They have been a loyal supporter of Talbot Special Riders. Their donation allows us to help individuals benefit from the healing therapies of our programs. We can’t thank them enough.”
Kim and Ashley Hopkins
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