May 6 Friends of Ellie

Kentucky Derby Day

This is a fundraiser for four wonderful organizations!

About This Show

Volunteers

RANCH CRITTERS is a 501C Non Profit Organization that specializes in helping equines of all sizes and shapes have a second chance at life. Founded in 2010 their aim is to help unwanted, abused and neglected equine have a place to heal, feel safe and be loved before placing them with their new owners. They offer immediate shelter, medical care, rehabilitation and behavioral training to each horse before carefully coordinating an adoption between horse and prospective owner.

Ruth's horse, Chance, came from Ranch Critters. Watch this Tribute to Chance.

JoyRide Center (JRC) Therapeutic Horsemanship Program - Strengthening Mind, Body, Spirit.

The Mission of JRC is to help people with different abilities find more joy in life through equine assisted activities and therapies along with functional and life skill education. Believing in the unique abilities within all people, JRC strives to be a place where the impossible can become possible. JRC offers 3 programs: Hippotherapy, Therapeutic Riding and JRC Prep-- a Functional Day Habilitation Program.

Team Reign enables individuals with special needs the opportunity to participate in the AMAZING sport of competitive cheerleading. Team Reign services boys and girls of all ages from the Brenham and Bellville area through the Cheer Factory. Reign will attend various competitions across TX to perform and spread special needs awareness by showing ABILITIES not disabilities. Team Reign is funded through donations.

Camp Blessing Texas makes an iconic childhood experience--summer camp--available to children with special needs whose challenges prevent their full participation as campers at other camps. Since 2006, they have offered thousands of campers complete access to the kinds of activities that have been off-limits to them elsewhere. This full camp experience is in an inclusive Christian environment of love, acceptance, and fun. For a full week, campers (each accompanied by a one-on-one counselor) enjoy canoeing, archery, horseback riding, water games, ropes course, fishing, arts and crafts, theme nights, and music--all adapted to their individual ability levels.

This fun day of FUNdraising will include:

  • GHCTA Recognized Derby
  • Extra Dressage Tests
  • Clear Round Jumping
  • Very special awards
  • Kentucky Derby Raffle

The show is on Saturday May 6 and we will offer Cross Country Schooling on Sunday May 7.

Division awards will be created by Revived Glory. We look forward to supporting this wonderful organization employing adults with special needs to engrave new awards and revive recycled trophies. See Revived Glory on Click2Houston

JoyRide Prep will be providing recycled ribbons and horse treats

We are asking for sponsors to help us defray the costs of putting on this show. We also need raffle items for the Kentucky Derby raffle.

May 6 Derby Sponsorships.pdf