Greetings!

Love, Kindness and Confidence capture the mood at Loudoun Therapeutic Riding this month. Next week, we will announce the addition of two new herd members made possible by the love and kindness you showed through your generous donations on Giving Tuesday and throughout 2020. On February 13th, LTR’s Board of Directors led by President Reggie Howard will finalize our strategic plan that will confidently set LTR’s course culminating in celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2024.

Even though snow is on the ground, we are busy planning the 2021 Preakness Party, our biggest fundraiser of the year. With Covid-restrictions on large gatherings predicted to be with us in May, we are organizing Preakness Paddle Up for the Ponies Pod Parties. If you would like to Host a Pod, help with planning, or soliciting auction items, please click on the button below. SAVE THE DATE for Saturday, May 15th.

February is also the month when registration for LTR’s 12-week Spring sessions begins. Loudoun Therapeutic Riding’s Policy is never to turn anyone away because they cannot pay the session fees. To help ensure this, all fees are reduced by 77% from their actual cost for every participant. If the cost is still a hardship, we reduce the fees on a sliding scale. In honor of their service, veterans and their families are not charged at all. Grants and donations from Loudoun County, individuals, businesses and corporations, foundations, and you enable us to do this.  

With Love, Trust, & Respect,
Susan Koehler
Executive Director & CEO
February is International Boost Your Self-Esteem Month!
Did you know that one of the many benefits of therapeutic riding includes building confidence and self-esteem?

In honor of International Build Your Self-Esteem Month, we're sharing a testimonial given by this confident student's mother.

Thank you for all that you do! I have to share that Ryder was awarded student of the month and I am so excited for him! He is going to be so excited! I could not help but think of everyone that has worked with him and helped contribute to his confidence and HUGE changes since last year and you all were definitely one of them! - Ryder's Mother

Improve Your Fitness to Prep for Volunteering!
Join the Shift for Good virtual 5/10K races benefiting Loudoun Therapeutic Riding on Saturday March 6 - Sunday March 7, 2021.

As a side-walker, horse leader or barn buddy, you move around a lot! Use the Shift for Good 5k benefiting LTR as a way to get in shape for a full year of volunteering in 2021!

Hosted by For Goodness Sake Natural Foods and Make Shift Happen (both Loudoun based businesses), their goal is to bring everyone together as a community promoting wellness and giving back. Sign Up!
Yes, Save the Date!
That's right! The 11th Annual Preakness Party planning is underway! The Preakness Stakes race is scheduled for May 15th, 2021 and we are excited to bring you new and exciting ways to celebrate our students and our herd with your pod.

For the first time ever, annual corporate sponsorship is available which include 12-months worth of benefits! Click the button below for details and to fill out a form for your business or share with your employer!
Thank you to our 2020 corporate partners!