LOVE A SCHOOL HORSE PROGRAM
A Note from Susy Niles
"I still remember the first pony I rode. Her name was 'Sweet Pea'. I rode her in red rubber Welly boots in a tiny red arena once a week. I lived for that day!"
The following is an excerpt from Susy's Christmas 2019 speech:
Our farm is so special and this is our ten year anniversary of being at this location known as Iron Horse Performance. 2019 was also our best year to date in my opinion. I’m not talking only of results and such, but this is the best group of people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. You all make me so proud and I love what IH has become. It’s become my dream - dreams like the Barbados International, dreams like the Royal, dreams like your child following into something they love. Like my childhood dreams.
Thank you for being an important part of it all.
2020 welcomed new horse/pony partnerships to the barn, new riders and so many riders advancing in their lessons. I want to thank all of our parents, without you these kids would not have this amazing experience. Thank you to all my staff ... they are the very important behind-the-scenes crew. Together, we make everything possible.
Now we are faced with unprecedented times and we need good news. I have some. Our horses are unaware of the pandemic. They are happy and healthy. What is missing is you. Faced with not being able to host lessons and shows we are reaching out to you, our Iron Horse family for your support. Our new "Love a School Horse" program will ensure that every school horse is cared for. 100% of your support directly cares for our fabulous schoolies. These challenging times force us to reach out to our IH family and I couldn’t ask for one better than this.
WE HAVE 25 SCHOOL HORSES WHO NEED YOUR HELP!
To have hay, grain, fresh water, clean bedding, farrier, and vet visits, we need your help!
What we are asking for is you to sponsor a schoolie. Every gift makes a real difference.
GRAND PRIX SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS
Select your schoolie and sponsorship level from the following:
One week: $75
Half a month: $150
Full month: $300
RED RIBBON SPONSORSHIPS
Choose to purchase a-la-carte items for $25 each. These single sponsorships will go towards the purchase of important necessities such as hay, grain, bedding, farrier and vet visits. You can also purchase a Single Ballot for the BIG BASKET draw for the same amount.
OUR THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT:
The biggest thank-you will come from your Schoolie for providing the necessities of day-to-day care and love.
You'll also receive these special gifts of thanks from us:
Photos sent to you of your happy Schoolie being showered with love and care!
A personalized Thank You card
An invitation to you and your family to our Special Sponsor BBQ in the Grand Prix Ring
For every $25 of support (Grand Prix and Red Ribbon), you will be entered to win a our Big Gift Basket at the BBQ!
If you renew your support you will also be entered to win a Private lesson with our Head Coach, Susy Niles!
HERE'S HOW TO CONTRIBUTE:
Step 1: Meet the Herd - read all about our School Horses below
Step 2: Choose your Schoolie(s)
Step 3: Complete the online form
Step 4: E-transfer your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 5: Watch for your THANK YOU from us to you!
Check the website daily to see which horses have been sponsored and who needs love. Feel free to share this with anyone who may be interested!
MEET THE HERD
THANKS TO OUR A-LA-CARTE SPONSORS
Every bit of support helps, and we thank the following members of our IH Family for generously sponsoring a-la-carte items to help with the daily love and care of our school horses:
Alyson L. for Candy :)
Gabby and Donna Gray
Thank you so much!