Loudoun Therapeutic Riding

Loudoun Therapeutic Riding

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The horses all have their own lives of which we, as mere humans, are completely unaware.

Lola: other job: Hay taster for major corporation. Secret hobby: philately.
Mae: other job: sheep wrangler. Secret hobby: collects dust bunnies.
Gnomeo: other job: undersecretary of the Interior. Secret hobby: writing haiku
Gable: other job: Uber driver. Secret hobby: noir films
Duke: other job: furniture repair. Secret hobby: Russian nesting dolls
Bojangles: other job: chess piece on life-sized chess board. Secret hobby :celebrity impressions
Teddy: other job: professional spot remover. Secret hobby: professional spot putter onner
Eva: other job: judging others. secret hobby: judging Boots
Fabio: other job: aerospace engineer. secret hobby: Bojangles impressions
They called me Awesome.
I was never the tallest
or the fastest
I didn't have great big spots
and my tail was nothing special
But I always listened
even when my butt itched
Even when they didn't have a banana
Even when the grass was the perfect amount of ripe
I made them laugh
They made me dance
I lived. I helped.
Yup, I was Awesome.
And do you know what?
I always will be.

---Miss you, Art. Always will.
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With regards and wishes,Mike Clarke Snr
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THANK YOU, Loudon Therapeutic Riding! After 3 months, I finally got to hug "my" horse again. I got to see my wonderful instructor and some of the other ladies that work at LTR. I got to talk about horses with horse people. I got gravel kicked in my boots while running with Jolie. I got the breeze with the great view from the saddle. All thanks to all the wonderful, hard working, loving individuals at LTR.
New Preakness Oct 3rd, Hogan says today.
bummer about closing... I JUST signed my son up for cay camp next Wed so I could volunteer... maybe I will push that back until the next week, in case you re-open! ๐Ÿ˜ฐ
for the Preakness Party, how long is the early bird discount available for? And I hope that is the regular price shown, not the discount.... ? Thank you?
Www.hayhoarder.com. for Jolie!
Look at the domino Ron found me for next year!
Please LIKE us and share with your friends, no matter where they live. Thanks. https://www.facebook.com/saveruraloudoun/
Hi ladies!! I'm planning on being up in VA to teach Oct 19th thru 21st if anyone is interested.

Founded in 1974, LTR was the original pilot program for therapeutic riding in Virginia. To partner - Loudoun Therapeutic Riding, a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) Intl.

Premier Accredited Center, was formed in 1974 to empower and improve the lives of people with cognitive, psychological and physical disabilities through the benefits of equine assisted activities and therapies.

- Equine Assisted Activities (EAA) are widely recognized as being an effective therapy for people with disabilities. Horseback riding develops self-awareness, builds self-confidence, impro

Operating as usual

10/11/2021

What's your favorite memory from LTR?
Costumed trail rides of Ride-a-Thons past? Fun events with your LTR friends and family? Sidewalking or horse-leading in lessons? Or maybe just hanging out in the barn with our wonderful horses ๐Ÿฆ„
Share your cherished memories below, and help create new memories for riders by donating to our 2021 Ride-a-Thon FUNdraiser, so LTR can continue to serve our community.
https://conta.cc/3AbqkfP

Make your own personal fundraising page to be in the running for weekly prizes! The top fundraiser for the event will receive a FREE lessons session!

What's your favorite memory from LTR?
Costumed trail rides of Ride-a-Thons past? Fun events with your LTR friends and family? Sidewalking or horse-leading in lessons? Or maybe just hanging out in the barn with our wonderful horses ๐Ÿฆ„
Share your cherished memories below, and help create new memories for riders by donating to our 2021 Ride-a-Thon FUNdraiser, so LTR can continue to serve our community.
https://conta.cc/3AbqkfP

Make your own personal fundraising page to be in the running for weekly prizes! The top fundraiser for the event will receive a FREE lessons session!

10/09/2021

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10/08/2021

First week of Ride-a-Thon is in the books! We've been excited to see everyone's enthusiasm so far - keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ’œ
The first week's Top Fundraiser is Janet J. who will receive an LTR hat #AlwaysNeedMoreSwag
Make sure you're in the running for next week's prize for Top Fundraiser - get your donation page started today https://conta.cc/3AbqkfP

First week of Ride-a-Thon is in the books! We've been excited to see everyone's enthusiasm so far - keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ’œ
The first week's Top Fundraiser is Janet J. who will receive an LTR hat #AlwaysNeedMoreSwag
Make sure you're in the running for next week's prize for Top Fundraiser - get your donation page started today https://conta.cc/3AbqkfP

10/06/2021

2021 Ride-a-Thon is in full swing! To commemorate our first ever Ride-a-Thon at our new home, we have a logo specially designed by a friend of LTR, Ed Felker. Indeed, there is No Place Like Home for LTR in Lovettsville ๐Ÿ’œ Participants that raise over $150 will get a free shirt with this special logo!

Top Fundraisers will be announced at NOON on Friday for the week's prize. The race is on!

If you still need to create your fundraising page, you can do so here - or you can contribute to the effort: https://conta.cc/3AbqkfP

2021 Ride-a-Thon is in full swing! To commemorate our first ever Ride-a-Thon at our new home, we have a logo specially designed by a friend of LTR, Ed Felker. Indeed, there is No Place Like Home for LTR in Lovettsville ๐Ÿ’œ Participants that raise over $150 will get a free shirt with this special logo!

Top Fundraisers will be announced at NOON on Friday for the week's prize. The race is on!

If you still need to create your fundraising page, you can do so here - or you can contribute to the effort: https://conta.cc/3AbqkfP

10/05/2021

Teddy is sharing the awesome news that LTR has been honored with the Giant Steps - Next Steps Horse Whisperer Award!

Established in 2021 by the EQUUS Foundation to be awarded to an equine charity serving individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) in honor of the American Institute for Neuro-Integrative Development (AIND) founded in 1993 to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neuro-biologically based learning and developmental disabilities by creating and maintaining outreach, educational, recreational and therapeutic programs and supporting related clinical and medical research.

"Horse Whisperers are a special group of people and organizations who are committed to ensuring that America's horses are safe and live with dignity throughout their lives and recognized by the EQUUS Foundation for their extraordinary kinship with horses by the establishment of an award in their names to honor deserving equine charities."

We are so grateful to be counted among the many amazing organizations "making a difference in the lives of people and horses"!

Teddy is sharing the awesome news that LTR has been honored with the Giant Steps - Next Steps Horse Whisperer Award!

Established in 2021 by the EQUUS Foundation to be awarded to an equine charity serving individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) in honor of the American Institute for Neuro-Integrative Development (AIND) founded in 1993 to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neuro-biologically based learning and developmental disabilities by creating and maintaining outreach, educational, recreational and therapeutic programs and supporting related clinical and medical research.

"Horse Whisperers are a special group of people and organizations who are committed to ensuring that America's horses are safe and live with dignity throughout their lives and recognized by the EQUUS Foundation for their extraordinary kinship with horses by the establishment of an award in their names to honor deserving equine charities."

We are so grateful to be counted among the many amazing organizations "making a difference in the lives of people and horses"!

Photos from Loudoun Therapeutic Riding's post 10/03/2021

The first whole week of lessons was awesome in our new home and wrapped up with the first Saturday lessons since 1994 when LTR operated from the Loudoun County Fairgrounds!! Looking forward to seeing everyone for week #2!! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ„ #LTRtrivia #welcomehome #grateful

10/01/2021

2021 Ride-a-Thon kicks off TODAY!! ๐Ÿฅณ

Ride-a-Thon is LTR's annual fundraiser for participants and volunteers to reach out to their friends, family, and colleagues to support this organization that means so much to them. ๐Ÿฆ„ Ride-a-Thon is shorter than usual this year due to the move to the new farm, so there's no time to waste!

REMINDER: There will be various prizes awarded throughout the month of October for your fundraising effort! The event will close on October 30th with the annual costumed ride at the farm. ๐Ÿ‘ป

To donate to Ride-a-Thon, or to set up your own fundraising page, click here: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E350572&id=19

09/30/2021

Today we said thank you and farewell to our outgoing Executive Director, Susan Koehler. We are so grateful for Susanโ€™s time with us, culminating in the realization of a long-time dream: the purchase of a farm solely for the horses and riders of LTR. No words or gifts could fully convey our appreciation, but we tried our best with a dream catcher made out of one of Dukeโ€™s shoes, handmade by volunteer Amy Legan.
Thank you, Susan, and best of luck in your future endeavors ๐Ÿ’œ

Today we said thank you and farewell to our outgoing Executive Director, Susan Koehler. We are so grateful for Susanโ€™s time with us, culminating in the realization of a long-time dream: the purchase of a farm solely for the horses and riders of LTR. No words or gifts could fully convey our appreciation, but we tried our best with a dream catcher made out of one of Dukeโ€™s shoes, handmade by volunteer Amy Legan.
Thank you, Susan, and best of luck in your future endeavors ๐Ÿ’œ

Photos from George C. Marshall International Center's post 09/29/2021

We are so excited to be a part of this year's county event in Leesburg for Veteran's Day. Please come visit our tent and honor our local veterans ๐Ÿ’œ

Photos from Loudoun Therapeutic Riding's post 09/27/2021

Woohoo!! First lessons of the Fall Session at our forever home have officially started!! And a beautiful day to mark this momentous occasion!! ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Photos from Loudoun Therapeutic Riding's post 09/24/2021

Everything is ready, the horses are happy, and now weโ€™re just waiting to welcome our students for the start of fall session on Monday!! #home #fall

Photos from Loudoun Therapeutic Riding's post 09/22/2021

Eva and Boots finally got to explore their Kitty Room (aka the Observation Room) today. They loved it!! They will be hanging in there observing lessons for another week or two before we let them start their job as pest control in the barn!

Photos from Loudoun Therapeutic Riding's post 09/19/2021

LTRโ€™s first event at our forever home was a resounding success. The โ€œthank-youโ€ list could go on and onโ€ฆ. But we must send a huge THANK YOU to the wonderful volunteers who helped put this event on.

The Honor Guard ceremony, led by veterans who participate in our Horses for Heroes program, kicked off the event. Program Director Kathy Blaine followed with a blessing of the new facility.

Amy Stone stole the show with her Adaptive Carriage demonstration - thank you to the team of driving volunteers who helped with this demonstration.

The Ribbon-Cutting ceremony was presided over by none other than our dear pony Gnomeo, who also received a Proclamation from Loudoun County from Chairwoman Phyllis Randall.

So many people have been a huge part of the effort to purchase this farm. Some of those folks who donated a significant amount of time or funds were honored at the unveiling of the stall plaques. These plaques will stay on the stalls to remind everyone what a gift it is to be here, at this farm.

It was wonderful to welcome guests, at last, to our forever home. We look forward to seeing riders next week for the start of the fall session.

Please share your photos of the day with us! ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿฆ„

09/18/2021

What a beautiful day for LTRโ€™s Barn-Warming! THANK YOU to everyone who came to celebrate with us today!! Here is a sneak peek of the dayโ€™s activitiesโ€ฆ Check back here for a full report tomorrow.

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What a beautiful day for LTRโ€™s Barn-Warming! THANK YOU to everyone who came to celebrate with us today!! Here is a sneak peek of the dayโ€™s activitiesโ€ฆ Check back here for a full report tomorrow.

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09/18/2021

Gnomeoโ€™s warming up his corn hole game!! Come join him today 2-5pm at our Barn Warming celebration!! ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’œ

Gnomeoโ€™s warming up his corn hole game!! Come join him today 2-5pm at our Barn Warming celebration!! ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’œ

Photos from Loudoun Therapeutic Riding's post 09/17/2021

Oh my goodness yโ€™all! We are so excited to show you all of the hard work that has been going on at our new barn at the Barn Warming Party this Saturday from 2pm-5pm! Here are just a few pics to show you! We will be showing you some more tomorrow..we can not be more THANKFUL for the work provided by old and new friends to get us ready to open the barn doors to YOU!! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ„

09/13/2021

Toth Financial is a local investment and financial advisement firm with over 30 years of experience. This experience came in handy when LTR received stock donations to fund the way to our forever home! Toth Financial is incredibly supportive of the community, and LTR is fortunate to be a part of that.

Toth Financial is a local investment and financial advisement firm with over 30 years of experience. This experience came in handy when LTR received stock donations to fund the way to our forever home! Toth Financial is incredibly supportive of the community, and LTR is fortunate to be a part of that.

09/13/2021

Morven Park was the key to our success for so many years, by lending us a home and supporting our program. Today, Loudoun Therapeutic Riding returned the key to Morven Park, with gratitude and appreciation for the 25-plus years we operated out of the facility. But this isnโ€™t goodbye forever - we look forward to working with Morven Park in other capacities in the future. ๐Ÿ’œ #loveloudoun

Morven Park was the key to our success for so many years, by lending us a home and supporting our program. Today, Loudoun Therapeutic Riding returned the key to Morven Park, with gratitude and appreciation for the 25-plus years we operated out of the facility. But this isnโ€™t goodbye forever - we look forward to working with Morven Park in other capacities in the future. ๐Ÿ’œ #loveloudoun

09/03/2021

Not only did we welcome volunteers to the new facility, we welcomed Eva the tabby cat!! Boots joined us last week but Eva was a little more hesitant to leave Morven Parkโ€ฆafter much help from dedicated volunteers and the Humane Society of Loudoun County, Eva was reunited with her best friend Boots! Sound on to hear Bootsโ€™s excitement and all the humans โ€œahhhhingโ€ over how sweet their reunion was!!! ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ’œ #HumaneSocietyofLoudounCounty

09/03/2021

We are so happy to have our volunteers back! Today was the first Volunteer Orientation at the new farm. Every day, the culmination of LTRโ€™s collective dreams feels more real. Thank you volunteers for helping us do what we do. ๐Ÿ’œ #volunteersrock

We are so happy to have our volunteers back! Today was the first Volunteer Orientation at the new farm. Every day, the culmination of LTRโ€™s collective dreams feels more real. Thank you volunteers for helping us do what we do. ๐Ÿ’œ #volunteersrock

Timeline Photos 09/02/2021

Wow! It has already been one month of owning our very own property! The last month has been a whirlwind, but with the horses here, we are finally starting to settle into a routine. First, we must give an enormous THANK YOU to all of our tireless volunteers, who never hesitate to step up for a project of any size. We couldn't do this without you ๐Ÿ’œ

The staff is busily preparing the barn and arena for lessons to resume on September 27th. As we go through daily chores at the new facility, the Amazon Wish List for the herd continues to grow... if you want to give a gift that will be used EVERY DAY at the new farm, check out our Amazon Wish List to be a part of LTR's history! https://a.co/5U4PhNI

Wow! It has already been one month of owning our very own property! The last month has been a whirlwind, but with the horses here, we are finally starting to settle into a routine. First, we must give an enormous THANK YOU to all of our tireless volunteers, who never hesitate to step up for a project of any size. We couldn't do this without you ๐Ÿ’œ

The staff is busily preparing the barn and arena for lessons to resume on September 27th. As we go through daily chores at the new facility, the Amazon Wish List for the herd continues to grow... if you want to give a gift that will be used EVERY DAY at the new farm, check out our Amazon Wish List to be a part of LTR's history! https://a.co/5U4PhNI

Photos from Loudoun Therapeutic Riding's post 09/02/2021

The herd LOVES their new stall grates! All the horses are so happy to be able to put their heads in the aisle, look around, and interact with people. Local manufacturer American Stalls produced these beautiful stall grates for our new home; and of course THANK YOU to our faithful volunteers who mounted the grates! ๐Ÿ’œ

Timeline Photos 08/30/2021

Join the Team at LTR!
A new facility means LTR is hiring! Check out the job openings on our website: https://ltrf.org/career-opportunities/

Join the Team at LTR!
A new facility means LTR is hiring! Check out the job openings on our website: https://ltrf.org/career-opportunities/

Photos from Loudoun Therapeutic Riding's post 08/30/2021

Do you need a little more LTR swag in your life? We're here for you!
Don't miss the limited edition LTR T-shirt, with a special design just to celebrate the move to the new farm.
Round out your outfit with a ball cap with the LTR logo, and you'll be all set to attend the Barn-Warming Party on September 18th in style!
Buy your gear here: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E350572&id=17

Photos from Loudoun Therapeutic Riding's post 08/28/2021

๐Ÿ’š๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿšœ thanks to a very generous longtime donor and our good friend Mitchell for hauling it, we have our OWN TRACTOR! Time to getting moving, mowing and maneuvering stuff around the farm! #johndeere #grateful ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿšœ

Timeline Photos 08/25/2021

Moving into the new farm is exciting, but we have had MANY projects over the last few weeks. Not only that, but we have been working under a tight timeline to move everything from Leesburg to Lovettsville. ๐Ÿš›

When we needed someone to smooth out a bluestone pad for Robynn's Roost, Fuog Interbuild jumped to the rescue with prompt, quality work. We look forward to continuing work with Fuog as we manage our projects around our new home. ๐Ÿ’œ

Moving into the new farm is exciting, but we have had MANY projects over the last few weeks. Not only that, but we have been working under a tight timeline to move everything from Leesburg to Lovettsville. ๐Ÿš›

When we needed someone to smooth out a bluestone pad for Robynn's Roost, Fuog Interbuild jumped to the rescue with prompt, quality work. We look forward to continuing work with Fuog as we manage our projects around our new home. ๐Ÿ’œ

Photos from Loudoun Therapeutic Riding's post 08/25/2021

The amount of support from the LTR family has been HUGE the last couple of months. From moving, cleaning, more moving, cat catching to horse moving, we couldnโ€™t do it without the whole LTR family coming together!

Yesterday our great volunteers worked on the ramps ensuring they will be sturdy and safe and ready to go for the Fall Session!! THANK YOU to everyone that has helped us through this process of change and growth! ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ„ #LoveTrustRespect #family #home

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