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Happy December! Your SpiritHorse newsletter is here.
Spirit Horse

December, 2015

Happy Holidays from everyone at SpiritHorse! 
Your Monthly News & Updates
The rain came down again last month and caused us to cancel several more events.  Let's hope December's weather is a lot better.  We thank you for your continued support and patience!   This year we have had the honor of helping so man children and adults and we have so many of you to thank for making it all possible!  
Photos with Santa

If you'd like to bring your family (or dog on a leash) to have your photo taken with Santa or on a carriage at SpiritHorse Ranch, please email She'll reserve your time and answer any questions. Spots are filling up fast!
We will also have Hay Rides and Carriage Rides $5 per person.
Also on December 5th

For more information visit:  and
For a copy of wishlist items contact Nichole at
Upcoming Events

The SpiritHorse Equine Assisted Healthcare Certification Clinic will take place from December 7th - 10th.   At the end of the week you will be a Certified Equine-Assisted Health Care Instructor. (You must pass the exam of course.) Not only will you get to learn the proven SpiritHorse healing methods, you will make life-long friends, and have large amounts of fun!   Contact Shelly Turner or Jennifer Mathis for information on fees or to register.
     Our SpiritHorse Driving Clinic will also be offered December 7th - 10th. It is truly a tremendous amount of fun to learn to harness and safely drive our wonderful ponies and horses.  Contact Jennifer Mathis for information on fees and lodging or to register.
Service Spotlight: A message from our Volunteer Coordinator, Erin McLeaish

     Since we had to cancel our volunteer appreciation party, I would like to extend one more, one final message of gratitude to all of our volunteers for all of their help this year.  We logged over TWELVE HUNDRED volunteer hours for our Fall Session alone! As all of our staff members know, we could not accomplish what we do without our volunteers' help.  No way in the shade!
      I would like to voice an extra-special thanks to a couple of individuals who have dedicated an extraordinary amount of their personal time and energies to our cause.  I would like to recognizeCLINT LYNCH for being our ever-available, ever-capable handyman.  He has not only donated much of his personal time and skills to repairs that were needed on the farm, but he has also financed on his own many of the projects that he has worked on.
      SUSAN STEWART has spent many, many hours out here at the ranch.  She has made herself available when called upon last minute to help out with several projects.  She has been willing to do any kind of work asked of her, from helping out with the sessions, grooming horses, administrative tasks, mucking stalls...  Anything we have asked of her she has helped out with.  Her most prominent project has been the grueling process of researching and filling out all of the necessary paperwork for us to have our property recognized by the Texas Historical Commission.  She has worked on this project for almost a year now, doing some of the work from California while on grandma duty.  This project is not yet complete, but it shows a lot of promise to be approved of and completed soon.  And it is ALL because of Susan's work. 
     And RICHARD GUZZI.  Richard is no longer able to handle the physical hardships of sidewalking for us anymore but he continues to support our program by making regular visits that are always accompanied by a donation of some sort that is useful to our program.  He has also made himself readily available for our special events by dressing up as a clown or Santa Claus and has helped out at several of our satellite booths.
     STASS HUFF, we thank you for the endless hours you put in not only training horses but staff as well!  Over the years, you have proven to show positive results with your horse training methods and we are grateful to have you at SpiritHorse!

Thank you all and the many, many, many volunteers that make SpiritHorse so amazing!

For information on how you can volunteer, contact Erin McLeaish

Special Thank You

Even though the Thankgiving holiday has passed, SpiritHorse would like to thank several people and groups for their support.  We appreciate all you do for our riders, horses, and ponies! 

We would like to thank the Harold Simmons Foundation and the Denton Benefit League for their continued support.

Amazon Smile

Do you shop for gifts and items on Amazon?  If so, you can help SpiritHorse by signing up for Amazon Smile. Amazon will share a portion of the purchase price with your favorite charity, SpiritHorse International Therapeutic Riding Center in Corinth, TX.    For more information and to sign up, go to

Last, But Certainly Not Least...

We would also like to Thank our large groups that have gone above and beyond.  They donated their prayers, sweat, money and most importantly, their time, helping us to continue serving those with Special Needs reach their highest potential through interaction with horses at no cost. 
  • First Baptist Church of Lewisville
  • Intel Security ( McAfee) of Plano
  • Liberty Christian Academy
  • The Community of Lantana
  • Coram Deo Academy
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Student Life Group 
  • J.C. Penney
  • Co Serve Electric, Corinth, Texas
  • Bob Cat of Dallas, Lewisville, Texas
  • The Gathering
  • Ikea
  • Lowe's of Denton
  • D&L Feed Store, Denton, Texas
  • Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce
  • Lend Lease, Dallas, Texas
  • Prestonwood Polo
  • Our UNT Students
  • Our Awesome Girl Scouts of America and the Boy Scouts of America
  • Valerie Doty, who donated our awesome Feed Shed, owner of Champions Café, Inside the McKinney Dr. Pepper Star Center, 6993 Stars Ave., McKinney, Texas 75070.  Please go by and see her to thank her for her awesome donation.

For more information or to have your Community Outreach group visit SpiritHorse, please contact Cheryl Snider,

SpiritHorse International Therapeutic Riding Center | (940) 497-2946 |



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