Newsletter Changes
You may have noticed you have not received a LoveWay newsletter in awhile. That is because we decided to make the newsletter quarterly instead of monthly. Our hope is the newsletter will now be more impactful, contain even more great info, more pictures and stories, and that our supporters will be even more excited to receive it! We hope you all agree!
Student Successes
New School, New Riders, New Victories!
We are pleased to say that Brookside Elementary School began attending LoveWay for the first time this semester!

A Brookside student who attends on Thursday mornings, was terrified for the first few weeks of class. Sadly, he could only make it around the arena one time before the fear was so overwhelming that he could not go on any longer. He was so afraid of falling and of heights, that as soon as he would sit in the saddle, he would ask if he was going to fall. He would continue to ask this repeatedly until he dismounted.

Now the phrase throughout the entire 40-minute lesson is, “I’m not going anywhere!” We have seen so much growth in this rider! He is confident and now cannot wait to ride Kayla. With the help of his amazing volunteer team he has faced his fear of heights and falling, and has even learned to trust his volunteers and horse. We are beyond pleased to say, he is now working on his core strength and direct reining!
New Faces at LoveWay
Nicole Romo, Administrative Assistant
Nicole grew up in Southwest Michigan and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University in Special Education. She also attended Michigan State University to earn a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management.
Nicole has been involved with horses her entire life beginning at the age of three. Nicole now resides on a small hobby farm in Schoolcraft, MI with her non-horsey, but very accommodating and supportive husband, and two amazing children. Nicole says, “I feel very fortunate and blessed to be a part of LoveWay and am extremely excited for this opportunity, it is a dream come true for me!”
Ashley Pooler, Barn Assistant
Sydney Stein, Barn Assistant
Ashley has been riding since she was 4 and grew up in Bristol, IN. She began interning and training other horses her sophomore year of high school and also started homeschooling, leading to graduating a year early. It has been a lifelong passion of Ashley’s to have a career with horses. Ashley proudly own a 5 year-old Dutch Harness that she has raised and trained since he was 2, in hopes to get him to the national circuit. "The horse world has given so much to me growing up and I believe God wants me to give back. I am so happy to be a part of the LoveWay family!”
Sydney grew up in southern Indiana, in a town called Stilesville. Growing up and still to this day, she has had a passion for animals and recently within the last 5 years, has found a deep passion for horses. She has been an athlete all of her life and basketball is what earned her a scholarship to Goshen College, where she is currently enrolled. Sydney plans to graduate in April with a degree in Exercise Science and hopes to continue the long road of schooling to become a veterinarian. Sydney says “Becoming a vet has been a dream of mine but I never thought I could achieve it. I thank God for giving me the ability to do all the things I can with and in his gracious spirit. Finding LoveWay has been a dream, This is only a start and I’m excited to be a part of this team!”
Volunteer News
Better Impact
 Have you made your account on Better Impact yet? LoveWay has a new system so you can log hours, watch training videos, and connect with the Volunteer Coordinator. To make this process go smoothly we need your help by making an account on the LoveWay website.Thank you for supporting us with this change! Please Visit our Website to sign-up .
Event News
Derby Day Success
LoveWay Student with Board Member & Volunteer , Sue Neuffer

This year’s Derby Day Gala was a huge success with the highest number of attendees yet. It was an amazing evening with close to 350 LoveWay supporters in attendance who were able to raise almost $400,000 for our student scholarship fund! We are truly blessed by the community's support of our organization. Thank you to everyone who helped make this fundraising even a success!

Save the date for next year, February 21, 2020!
Thank You to Our Derby Day 2019 Sponsors!
Northwest Interiors
Alpha Systems
Welch Packaging
First State Bank
Edward Jones - Ross Hougland
Matt Szynal
Mark & Shari Warlick
Heidi Linder 
Hans & Tina Ashbaugh
Kelly & Karen Rose
Lippert Components
Patrick Industries
Flexible Concepts
Matt Arnold & Family
April & Pat Carroll
Horizon Transport
Robert Weed Corporation
Steve Herbster

Save the Date
  • April 19th - Volunteer Training 10am-12pm
  • May 11th - Last day of Spring Semester
  • May 16th-May 18th - PATH Region Conference
  • May 31st - Volunteer Appreciation Banquet
  • Horse Camps - June 17-21 Able Bodies, June 24-28 Therapeutic, July 8-12 Derby Day, July 15-19 Therapeutic
  • August 22nd - Gallop for the Green
  • October 12th - Ride-A-Thon
  • February 21st - Derby Day 2020
Gallop for the Green 2018
Equine News
We Say Goodbye to a Great
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Copper. Copper was LoveWay's go to horse; he was steady, level-headed, kind and handsome. He was an amazing asset to LoveWay and a favorite of many. Copper was the kind of horse that doesn't come around very often. There was not a dry eye at LoveWay today as we had to say goodbye to our friend. We pray Copper is now galloping through the fields of heaven.
New Horses

Dolly is a 13 year old Morgan/Belgian cross mare. She joined LoveWay in March 2019. Say hello to Dolly if you see this beautiful and friendly girl!

Elvis is a 17 year old, 14.3 hand, chestnut Haflinger gelding. He just joined LoveWay in April 2019. He's a very handsome fellow, please say hello to him!

Betty is a 13 year old Haflinger mare. She is 15 hands and is light sorrel in color. She just joined LoveWay in April 2019. Betty is extremely people friendly, so stop and say hello!
Thank You to Our Work Groups

  • Genesis Products
  • Sugar Grove Church
  • First Baptist Church
  • Welch Packaging
First Baptist Church Work Group
How to Help LoveWay
Without donations, LoveWay could not continue to serve the special needs community.
We rely on you and your support!
To make a donation via Paypal:
Mail your check to:
LoveWay, Inc.
54151 County Road 33
Middlebury, Indiana 46540
Thank you!
Where there is love, there is a way! 
Everybody Shops!

If you shop on Amazon use the following link:  and they will donate .5% of your purchase to LoveWay!

For Hardings go to , click ‘Savings & Rewards’ then “Community Rewards” and follow the instructions, choosing LoveWay. When checking out at the register, simply enter your 10 digit phone number on the pin pad. 

For Kroger go to , register for an online account, select your nearest store, then enter your personal Kroger Rewards number and LoveWay’s Non-Profit number ( FM835 ).