HTR Annual Report 2018-19

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Annual Report: 2018/19 The mission of Heartland Therapeutic Riding, Inc is to serve children and adults with disabilities and to improve their quality of life through equine-assisted activities and therapies.

We are committed to changing lives, one ride at a time.

Heartland Therapeutic Riding, Inc.

Changing lives, one ride at a time

Letter from our Chairman of the Board

Hello! Improving the quality of life through horses, it’s what we do. Heartland is achieving our mission to serve children and adults with disabilities of all kinds, through equine-assisted activities and therapies. Because of amazing donors, our successful program will continue far into the future. You are a critical part of our operation. We thank you and appreciate all you have done! We have new participants enrolling every session and others that we have been serving for decades. We are committed to serving even more people in the future, making growth a focus point for our organization. We are investigating ways to provide a new, multi-purpose space to better serve our current participants and increase the number of people we are able to help. This gathering space would include a viewing area, meeting space, kitchen, quiet room, therapy room and an office, providing a safe and comfortable place for our participants and their families, while also allowing us to expand therapy services, school programs and camps. Our annual Tux ‘n’ Boots event continues to impress and raise important funds for our programs. I would describe this evening as a “World Class Production Event”. With the help of generous supporters, we turn our arenas into a unique venue unlike any fundraiser you have ever seen. I encourage you to set your calendar for June 12, 2020. Tux ‘n’ Boots is a fun event, amazing to experience and serves a wonderful purpose. HTR is the one of the oldest and largest Premiere Accredited PATH Intl Center, not only in the Kansas City area but in the state. We have worked hard to achieve this impressive designation. Below are a few highlights of our program ... 41 Years in operation 28 Years as a Premiere PATH Accredited center 5 Certified PATH instructors on staff 4,100 Equine Interaction Hours 78 Acres of land in Overland Park 3 Arenas and many beautiful riding trails 135 Trained volunteers 17 Minutes from I-435 and Metcalf

Skip Peavey Board Chairman

Heartland Therapeutic Riding, Inc 19655 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, Kansas 66013 913.897.3939 | |

Who we serve: Current HTR Board of Directors: Executive Commitee: Board Chair: Skip Peavey Vice Chair: Courtney Fahey Treasurer: Tyler Bachman Secretary: Joe Rebein Lisa Cummings Melissa Scher Stan Woodworth

Members: Tom Bauer Dana Benjamin Austin Berke Vinita Canright Pam Cowan Sarah Ferguson Rob Holland Katie Loomis Parrish Lucus Vicki Messbarger Joni Roesler Sandy Rose Natalie Truman Lindsey Welsh

Advisory Board: Nancy Beaver Eric R. Carlson, DVM, DAVCS Kelly Gratny Carlson, DVM Shorty McKenny Janice Thome


Brett Bauer Clayton Brandt Bonnie Burns Betsy Lindsey James Lowe Mary Nestor Kymari Smith Meg Stafford Amy Wheeler

HTR serves approximately 95 people each week throughout the year. We also host fieldtrips and tours for local schools and civic organizaions. Each summer we have inclusive day camps where children of all abilities work together learning horsemanship skills. Our riders vary in their abilities on and off the horse but when they join us, the playing field is leveled. We do our best to promote a positive self-image and teach riding skills that translate to the realworld for each rider to carry into their school, work and family life.


Therapeutic Riding

Occupational Therapy via Hippotherapy

Equine Facilitated Learning

Summer Camp

Therapeutic riding is an adaptive riding lesson with the goal to teach horseback riding skills that can also help improve the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs. As participants ride they gain a sense of freedom and independence. They get to interact with peers while getting physical excercise in a fun-filled environment. The simple movement of a horse can benefit riders in many ways. The rhythmic motion mimics the human gait and moves the rider’s body in a way that can improve balance, strength, flexibility, coordination, muscle control and tone.

Hippotherapy refers to the way the therapist uses the purposeful manipulation of equine movements to engage sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems to achieve functional outcomes. Our Occupational Therapist, Mary Nestor, focuses on acute care for young children. She specializes in Sensory Processing Disorders and uses hippotherapy methods to further advance treatment for her clients. Hippotherapy is part of an integrated care plan.

Local Special Education classes and adult Day Service groups come weekly for customized ground classes. Individuals with cognitive, emotional and physical disabilities can benefit from EFL. While learning grooming, leading and horse management, students are also working on respecting others, teamwork and problem solving. School lessons and life skills can be incorporated as appropriate.

Hearts & Hooves Summer Camp is an inclusionary day camp for kids with and without disabilities. It’s a fun filled week with daily riding lessons, grooming, crafts and inclusive team-building games. Campers participate in a horse show on the final day of camp to show off what they have learned.

Changing lives, One ride at a time!

Annual Report: 2018/19 July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019 Audited Financials


Revenues 9%



34% 15%






Program fees








Donations $159,010

Program $427,138

Program Fees $44,053

Administration $88,739

Fundraising $249,796

Fundraising $88,464

Other $20,562 Total: $452,859

Total: $604,341

“Other” revenue includes camp fees, hay sales, income from hosting a PATH Intl. workshop, logowear sales, etc.

$0.97 of every dollar donated goes directly to support the horses and riders in our program.

HTR’s cost for each rider to participate in 2018/19 was $7000. Thanks to our generous donors, the maximum our riders paid out of pocket was $1280.

2018-2019 audited financials

Thank you to our Donors! Kenneth and Eva Smith Foundation Skip and Karen Peavey Joni Roeseler Sandy Rose Tom and Candee Shepard Mark and Lisa Wilkerson

We appreciate every gift and each donor who gave to HTR in 2018-19! Thank you to the following donors who gave $10,000 and over: Nancy and Bryan Beaver Beau and Kerri Boggess The Deramus Foundation Kevin and Connie Fahey Michael and Vicki Messbarger Stan and Nancy Woodworth Thank you to the following donors who gave $5,000-$9,999: Keith and Bonnie Connell John and Pam Cowan Justin Pace and Erin Franklin Hartley Family Foundation Adam and Toni Heflin Hoffman Family Foundation John and Melissa Scher Thomas Fahey Family Foundation Patti Trabon Thank you to the following donors who gave $2,500-$4,999: Jim Baker Jeff Ashner and Dana Benjamin KD and Suzy Christian Gary and Tammy Creten Gabe and Gina Fugate Chris and Bree Giguere Trevor and Jody Holsinger Keith and Jan Howard Parrish and Johanna Lucas Mid-America Saddlebred Horse Club

Thank you to the following donors who gave $1,000-$2,499: 10-D, Inc Security Brent and Ann Alexander All Creatures Chiropractic, Inc Chris Arnold Bruce and Pam Bachman Tyler and Kate Bachman Vito and Debbie Barbieri Tom and Lauren Bauer Jonathan and Amy Bauman Brian Beggs Vinita Canright Janice Cline Mike and Gretchen Conn Kathryn Cowan Dr. Catherine Cozad Charlie and Kaye Cummings Jason and Jessica Dalton Dechra Veterinary Products Stan and Mary Fran Drennan Robert and Jan Eichers Andrew and Courtney Fahey Rose Giguere Bob Gurney Pete Hanrahan Dennis and Marci Hillhouse Bruce and Sue Holiman Robert Holland Bob and Gina Hovey J.M. Fahey Construction Jackson Co Sheriff’s Mounted Posse John and Kathy Joyce Charlie and Tammy Kimes Annie Kremers Robert and Molly Ladd John and Staci Laubacher Bill and Missy Love Don Marchi Doug and Cathy Martin Dr. and Mrs. Gery Matile Jaime and Brandy McCoy

Beth McDowell Lance and Lissa Melber Midwest Trust Glen and Connie Neises Mike and Brigette Nelson Sam and Kerri Oliver Overland Park Scheels Joe and Susan Rebein Brad and Kim Scafe Shook, Hardy and Bacon, LLP Herb and Lisa Sizemore Tom and Teri Smith Bob Steer Chris and Angela Sweeny Allen and Gerlinde Tanis Tim and Chandler Thayer Tony and Heather Thill Jim and Janice Thome Robert and Cathy Toth John and Monique Trojacek Van Keppel Company Bill and Mary Walker Steve and Diana Willman Janet Ziegler Jack and Nancy Zimmerman Thank you to the following donors who gave $250-$999: Jade Baker Melia Balden Dave and Katie Barber Thad and Kim Batson Luke and Brett Bauer Kelly and Billie Bauer Jean Baum Jon and Sarah Baum Chad and Dani Beaver Caitlin Benjamin James and Mindy Bennett Austin and Devin Berke Ben and Stephanie Beshoner Blue Moose, Red Bridge Michell Bolack Megan Bosley Dan and Jill Buscher William and Louise Clark John Cline Ann Colston Mike and Lynn Corbin

Annual Report: 2018/19 Donors who gave $250-$999 (cont.): Shannon and Tina Corley Carolyn Cowan Jace and Darcy Cowan Chris and Courtney Craig Jim and Shannon Cummings Don and Lisa Cummings George and Shirley Devlin Brandon and Natalie Doebele Mark and Cindy Doebele Jett Eder First National Bank Meg Fishback Mike and Jean Gomez Chris and Tori Guerrerro Steve and Abby Haden Brady and Laura Hatton Andrew Herwig Kourtney Honan Al Hooker Hopkins Foundation Zoe Hoss Nick and Jill Hrencher Jake and Lauren Jenkins Kevin Johnson Scott and Jayme Johnson Blake Jorgensen Drs Kaye Advised Jewish Comm Fund Kendra Scott, Inc Patti Kortkamp Jason and Maureen Kuti Harper LaDuke John and Brie Larson J.A. Lillig Excavating Chris and Jennifer Loper Jeff and Whitney Martin Scott and Katie Mauritzson Mark McClung Matt and Kerri McNett Patrick and Dianne Misemer Greg and Maddie Musil Mike and Melissa Neighbors Randy and Julie Newcomer Parmelee Foundation, Inc Rich and Patti Parsons Keith and Margi Pence Pleasant Hill Pet & Livestock Center Darrick and Marcie Prock Duke and Julie Radovich

Bill Riggins Deston and Sarah Rizzo Keith and Karen Roberts Mari Roeseler Steven Roth Joseph Schott Mike and Kristen Schwartz Jon and Jean Scott Thomas Shepard Grant and Kymari Smith Bob and Kerry Spake Tom and Meg Stafford Robert and Lisa Stewart Jeff and Tricia Sturd Rachel Stewart and Tony Swin Jim and Rita Tiehen Town Topic Hamburgers Troutt Beeman and Co Phil and Julie Truman Tom and Jill Turner Michael and Margot Turner Andy and Rhonda Underwood John and Sabre Weigers John and Tracey Weisenfels Jim and Kim White Nick and Morgan Wilcox Susan Williamson Mike and Jan Wilson Darlene Wirth Scott and Cathy Wixson Thank you to the following donors who gave goods or services: AA Promotions Alaskan Fur Company Tom and Cathy Arnn Jennifer Benschoter Beyer Crushed Rock

Blue Valley Tractor Boulevard Brewing Company Rafael Duran Electric Co-op of America Bill and Lyla Flohrs George J Shaw Construction James Gathen Patti Gnau Health House Chris Herrold Hotel Phillips Icon Event Group Johnson County Topsoil KD Christian Construction Jim and Diane Lambie Loch Lloyd Country Club McCarthy Builing Companies, Inc Messenger Coffee Plaza Catering Portraits by Christopher Bruce and Betsy Provo PRP Wine International John Riggins Tails R’ Waggin The National Golf Club of Kansas City Thin Line LLC Tony Trabon & Shawn Nicholas Trabon Printing Group Travel Clean Car Wash United Mosquito & Fly Control Tom & Hilary Watson Watson Family Foundation

Thank you for making our year a success! Program Highlights


active volunteers

70 volunteers per week


hours a week donated

16 horses serve our participants


inclusive day camps


attendees at our PATH Intl ESMHL certification

1 UPHA Champion

A Special Thank You to this year’s Tux ‘n’ Boots Committee Members: Pam Cowan Vicki Messbarger Dana Benjamin Courtney Fahey Katie Loomis Patty Parsons Melissa Scher Sarah Ferguson Lindsey Welsh