2015 Calendars Now Only $10!

We have a few calendars left. It's your opportunity to own a beautiful keepsake from the Riding Centre and to give that belated gift. Jennifer Lawson did a wonderful job producing these fantastic calendars. Show her that you agree and get yours today!

Riding Centre 2015 Calendar (New Low Price)
10.00 15.00

The Riding Centre's 2015 Calendar features beautiful photography of the people, horses and happenings around the Centre that make it such a wonderful place. All proceeds support the Riding Centre programs we care about.

Purchase yours now and pick it, or choose to have it mailed to you. 

It makes a great gift too!

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Posted on January 9, 2015 .

Support The Riding Centre

For over 55 years, the Riding Centre has been an integral part of Yellow Springs and Antioch College.

 As the college faces new challenges reestablishing itself in the village, so too does the Riding Centre face challenges redefining its relationship with the college.  In preparation, we have come to realize how important it is to preserve the Centre's rich history.

So many lives have been touched, and sometimes molded, by experiences at the Riding Centre.  In an attempt to preserve these memories, we are reaching out to our old and new friends.  Please write down and send us your memories and thoughts about what the Riding Centre has meant to you.  Pictures, especially old ones, would be greatly appreciated.  They will be kept, with love, in our archives.

To submit by mail, send to the Riding Centre, 1117 E. Hyde Rd., Yellow Springs, OH 45387.  To submit online, send to ridingcentre@gmail.com.

None of us can live forever.  Please help us ensure that the Riding Centre and its wonderful history will live on for many generations to come. Learn more at ridingcentre.org. 

Board of Trustees,
The Riding Centre Association

Posted on January 8, 2015 .

Meet our Antioch College Intern

Rowan Coburn-Griffis with Special

Rowan Coburn-Griffis with Special

The Riding Centre is one of the recipients of a grant to pay the direct labor costs of an Antioch College student to work as an intern under the Yellow Springs Community Foundation's Miller Fellowship Program.

Pictured is the Centre's intern Rowan Coburn-Griffis, an Antioch College freshman, with Special, continuing the Riding Centre's 55-year relationship with Antioch College and the Yellow Springs community. 

Posted on November 10, 2014 .

Fall Centered Riding Clinic a Success

Elaine Meredeth Steele with some of the Centered Riding Clinic participants.

Elaine Meredeth Steele with some of the Centered Riding Clinic participants.

Elaine Meredith Steele delivered another successful Centered Riding Clinic at the Riding Centre. During this popular fundraising event, participants reaped the benefits of Elaine's deep knowledge and insights. Thank you again to Elaine and all those who participated!

Centered Riding® is a method of riding and riding instruction that is based on the idea of having the rider seated in the most effective position. It combines elements of martial arts, yoga, and T'ai chi ch'uan with knowledge of horsemanship to create a system where the rider is centered and balanced in the saddle. Originally developed by Sally Swift, since her death, Centered Riding has been trademarked by a non-profit educational organization that promotes awareness and teaches the principles of Centered Riding internationally. The widespread acceptance of the method marked a significant shift in horsemanship from rote, military-style instruction to a more psychological approach.

Posted on October 26, 2014 .

THE RIDING CENTRE'S ANNUAL RIDE-A-THON!

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I'm excited about our upcoming annual Ride-A-Thon, one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, and I hope you are too! This is your chance to support our nonprofit mission to provide affordable horseback riding lessons and teach good horsemanship to anyone through your generous sponsorship of a rider. 

The Ride-A-Thon is an obstacle course in which the rider maneuvers his or her horse through 10 challenges, at either a walk, trot, or canter. (Student riders will complete the Ride-A-Thon during their regular lesson next week.) The rider collects money from sponsors who pledge a donation for each challenge completed by the rider or simply donate a lump sum. Prizes will be awarded for the largest single donation collected, for the most money raised, and through a random drawing of participants. 

The great part about the Ride-A-Thon is that it gives riders the opportunity to have fun while fundraising for the Riding Centre, which relies on donations to support our regular and therapeutic riding programs. All donations are tax deductible too.

Every year the donations raised through the Ride-A-Thon are earmarked for specific Riding Centre funds. Last year proceeds totaled over $3,700.00 for our Scholarship fund. This year all Ride-A-Thon proceeds will go to our Barns and Grounds fund. This fund allows us to maintain our facilities and pastures. Also, this year we are pleased that the Yellow Springs Community Foundation is one of the Ride-A-Thon's sponsors. 

Specifically, this year's Ride-A-Thon proceeds will allow us to begin removal of invasive plants species such as honeysuckle from our fields, at the request of and in partnership with our landlord Antioch College.

Any amount you can afford will help to make this the best Ride-A-Thon yet!!

Thanks for your support.

Sincerely,

Carolyn

Sponsor

Use the button above to sponsor a rider. If you don't specify who should get credit for your donation, we will make sure it's attributed to a deserving rider.

Posted on September 27, 2014 .

Order your 2015 Riding Centre Calendar today

Riding Centre 2015 Calendar (New Low Price)
10.00 15.00

The Riding Centre's 2015 Calendar features beautiful photography of the people, horses and happenings around the Centre that make it such a wonderful place. All proceeds support the Riding Centre programs we care about.

Purchase yours now and pick it, or choose to have it mailed to you. 

It makes a great gift too!

Quantity:
Purchase
Posted on September 26, 2014 .

Shopping at Kroger helps the Riding Centre

Kroger Community Rewards® makes supporting the Riding Centre easy. All you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

You can now support The Riding Centre through Kroger's Community Rewards® Program. Kroger Community Rewards makes fundraising easy. All you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! 

To enroll you need to have a Kroger Plus Card and sign up at krogercommunityrewards.com. If you already have an online account, you can sign up at kroger.com. Just sign in, click on "Community," and follow the link to "Community Rewards." Our NPO number is 43599.

Posted on September 24, 2014 .