Volunteer of the Month — January 2016

Rainbow Volunteer of the Month for January 2016 is Margee Tyrrell.

Margee’s interest in horses and in helping others led her here to Rainbow in October of 2015. And we’re so glad! Margee has enthusiastically jumped in with afternoon lessons, Mane Experience, and with Wounded Warriors. Margee is here more days of the week than not……helping with some aspect of Rainbow’s lesson programs. She has also offered her expertise in designing forms for tracking lesson progress.

Thank you Margee for your enthusiastic help! We’re so glad you’re one of our valued Rainbow Family!

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Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center Kentucky Derby Dinner & Dance Fundraiser

kentucky derby dance invitationPlease Join Us For a Fun Evening of Dinner and Dancing!

You are cordially invited to attend the Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center 17th Annual Charity Winter Dance.

February 20th, 2016, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Knight of Columbus
9290 Stonewall Rd.
Manassas, VA

Kentucky Derby style buffet, Live Auction and Music. Hat contest and Raffle.  Cash wine bar presented by Pearmund Cellars.

All proceeds benefit the Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center, a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization. Tickets are $50 per person in advance, $60 at the door.

Tickets are on sale now! Use our Paypal account to make your purchase.

How many tickets?

You can email us at rainbow@rainbowriding.org or call us at 703-754-6159.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

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Volunteer of the Month – December

Rainbow’s December Volunteer of the Month is shared by our Mother/Daughter dynamic duo of Caroline and Sarah Noel.

Caroline and Sarah share an interest in horses and in helping others. They completed their volunteer training just this past August and have been helping with afternoon classes with instructor Emily Rist. Often they have been asked to fill in on short notice — we really appreciate their willingness to help us out! Together they provide Sidewalker support and groom the horses between classes.

Thank you Sarah and Caroline. We admire your family’s commitment to seeing that riders have the support they need and that classes can continue as scheduled!


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Horse of the Month — December

BlueberryHorse of the Month for December is Blueberry!

Votes were light over the busy holiday season, but Blueberry earned this praise from loyal followers, who said:

I’m voting for Blueberry Pancake because….

“I ride him and he’s adorable”
“I like how fluffy he is”

Go Blueberry! You definitely rate very high on the Cuteness Calculator!

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Horse of the Month – November 2015

Polls have closed (should we call them “Gallop” polls?) for November’s Horse of the Month and the winner is…


[Photo to come]

Coco amassed a grand total of 13 votes with rave reviews. Student quotes from the ballot box:

“I love Cocoa!”
“Cocoa is my favorite”
“I ride Cocoa”

Volunteer quotes from the ballot box:

“She is diligent and patient”
“She tries to be perfect”
“Fantastic disposition”
“Great with the children”
“She is our primary horse!”

As Megan says, she is the only girl on the farm right now. How’s that for Girl Power?!

Runner-up with nine votes is Cody!
Blueberry, Amigo, TC and Lollipop also had votes.

Polls are now open for December’s Horse of the Month, so let the voting begin!

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Volunteer of the Month for October


Volunteer of the Month for October at Rainbow is Diane Park.

Diane is a regular volunteer, helping regularly with the farm chores. While Shane was sick and in the hospital, Diane was a huge help covering many of the farm chores, as well as feeding. Diane is also is a dedicated Wounded Warrior volunteer. Thank you Diane for all your hard work, especially while it was most needed!

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November Volunteer “THANK YOU!” Coffee

Join us for the VOLUNTEER “THANK YOU!” COFFEE on Saturday, November 21st: 8AM – 11AM

Stop by Rainbow before your busy day to enjoy coffee and company with other Volunteers! You may bring a dish to share if you like, but it is not necessary. Just come!

Please RSVP to Scottie at volunteer@rainbowriding.org

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Vote for Horse of the Month!

November brings important elections. Don’t forget to vote!

We will be voting on our new “Horse of the Month”. Look for the ballot box near the sign-in area and vote for your favorite horse. Everyone can participate – Students, riders, staff each get one vote.

Active November volunteers get two votes!

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Rainbow Offers Summer Camp!


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Ennis Electric Sponsors Anti-bullying Program at Rainbow


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