Comcast Cares Work Day at Spring Site

The Spring site was a beehive of activity on Saturday, April 26th when volunteers from both Comcast/NBCUniversal and SIRE came together to participate in Comcast Cares Day.   The first wave of Comcast employees started to arrive at 7:00am to set up tables and tents for volunteer sign in, t-shirt distribution and, most importantly, breakfast!  Sign … Continued

2014 SIRE Ride Beyond Gala Mobile Bidding

Become a Bidder via the SIRE website and start bidding as early as Tuesday, April 29th. ANYONE CAN BID. The auction closes at 9:30 p.m. on May 3rd.  Registering on the mobile bidding site BEFORE the gala will also speed up your gala check-in. You must register with a credit card, but can change payment methods when you check … Continued

Ride Beyond Gala exclusive items available May 3rd only

Build a Barn ~available only at the galaand Hug a Horse For $25 you can select an envelope with a surprise gift card or other item. The average value each Build-a-Barn gift is $50. You’ll also find two models of SIRE’s Horse Hugs available for $30 each. Choose either a horse handmade by SIRE volunteers … Continued

Ride Beyond Gala PREVIEW 2

Order of the Evening 6:00 Reception with music provided by Virtuosi of Houston Youth Orchestra’s String Quartet Silent Auction opens 7:00 DinnerShern-Min Chow, Mistress of Ceremonies introduces John and Jane Mancuso, Ride Beyond Gala Honorary Chairs Performance by Dance of Asian America Client Testimonials by Derrick Perkins and Megan and Andrea FryLive Auction with Bill Jordan, auctioneerSilent Auction … Continued

Comcast Cares Day at SIRE

UPDATE:Thank you very much for coming! All the volunteers, all the work done, lots of new folks seeing what SIRE does. See photos here. Register or login to (upper right-hand corner of that page).  After locating SIRE’s volunteer opportunity, select the volunteer button.  When asked “Who invited you to this project?” select “organization” from … Continued

War Horse Tickets Benefit SIRE

May 27th – June 1st for eight performances only!    Houston Hobby Center    Hurry, tickets are going fast!    The innovative and heartfelt Broadway production of War Horse is coming to the Houston Hobby Center May 27th – June 1st for eight performances. If you purchase your tickets for any performance using this link … Continued

Mike McLennan – versatile Texas horseman and SIRE donor

Many of us now active at SIRE may not recognize Mike’s strong influence at SIRE, but most know and love his wonderful gift to us, Bubba (known as Bob at Pecan Mill Ranch, his former home).  Just one of many examples is illustrated at left in Emma’s drawing for kindergarten. We even had volunteers move … Continued

VA Medical Centers Partner with Therapeutic Riding Programs

Vanguard, a newsletter for and about VA employees nationwide, featured an article about the partnerships between the VA medical centers nationwide and horseback riding facilities to provide therapeutic riding programs to wounded veterans. In part, the article reads: “The NARHA [now PATH International] Horses for Heroes program was launched a year ago at SIRE, Houston’s … Continued

2014 Special Olympics Area 4 & 6

Over the weekend two of the three SIRE sites competed in area Special Olympics competitions. Ten riders from SIRE’s Hockley site competed and together won 7 gold medals, 7 silver medals, 4 bronze medals, and 3 fourth place awards. At the Spring site a whopping 17 SIRE clients competed and ended the day with 16 … Continued