News from Around SIRE
Event Rescheduled! SIRE Friends and Family Celebration and Appreciation Event Sunday, November 18, 2018 2 p.m. - Houston Polo Club Join us for an afternoon as we showcase SIRE at the Houston Polo Club and enjoy amazing polo competition. Free admission but ticket for entry required. For more information, please contact Beth at Beth@sire-htec.org.
More and more companies are establishing giving programs to fund the causes their customers support. Among them, Facebook, Amazon, Kroger and, perhaps, your employer, have already contributed thousands of dollars to SIRE because of their relationships with you, our devoted supporters. If you do business with these companies, we’d appreciate your letting them know you’d like them to support
OUR FRIEND BROADWAY Hello! My name is Broadway and I have been at SIRE Hockley since 2007. I am a sorrel Quarter Horse mare and I wear white socks on my hind feet. I started out as Queen of the Herd! But now that I’m an older lady, I have rescinded my title. My best friend is Tikki
New Volunteers Meeting our wonderful horses. On Saturday, January 13th, over 30 Hockley volunteers participated in our bi-annual Volunteer Enrichment. They enjoyed an educational morning with Hockley volunteer, Keith O’Connor, SLP from Katy ISD and Marty Clark of Majors Horse Massage, Hockley’s Equine Massage Therapist. Keith shared his knowledge and experience providing a broad overview of disabilities
Teena has volunteered with us since October 2014. She is a big part of our SIRE family; always willing to fill in where needed and help out with anything we ask. As you will read below, Teena was a special needs teacher for many years. We actually did not know this, but it definitely shows in the way she connects
Michelle started riding at SIRE’s Spring site in March of 2015. She was very excited about riding and quickly showed her natural abilities on a horse. When Michelle first started riding with SIRE she was using a wheelchair most of the time to get around. After about six months of riding Michelle was using her three wheeled walker to get
Sophia began riding with us in the Fall of 2016. Sophia had difficulty making eye contact when talking and staying focused. At the time of her riding evaluation, her mother reported difficulty controlling her energy and emotions, as well as challenges controlling her hands which resulted in profound handwriting deficiencies. At some point, Sophia’s mom was told by the Occupational
Traci Hockabout Traci Hockabout has been an integral part of our volunteer team since January 2011. She heard about SIRE from a friend who was volunteering with us. After learning about SIRE Traci decided that it sounded like something she would enjoy doing. It also would allow her to spend time with horses, something she did when she was growing
SIRE is thankful to be blessed with a fantastic staff. This month we would like to shine a light on an individual who brings happiness, experience, and patience to every lesson and meeting : PJ Murray. PJ is a very busy individual! She is the Hockley Site Manager and an Instructor. She is a grandmother and animal lover. For
Sitting on a set of wooden bleachers on a hot summer day, the smell of dirt and grass fill the air. Light music accompanies the whir of large ceiling fans that are secured to the arena. The hustle and bustle of horses being herded around the barn signify the end of a riding lesson. As a group of
Inclusion is valuing, appreciating, and effectively utilizing the talents of people with a diversity of dimensions including age, appearance, beliefs, education, ethnic origin, gender, ideas, job classifications, physical ability, political views, race, religion, sexual orientation and more. SIRE is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment that values and respects each individual, and that is welcoming, equitable and supportive
MEET OUR LADY'S MAN ... OR IS IT MARE'S GELDING? Heir is a 17-year-old Quarter Horse gelding who joined the Spring herd in June of 2015. He’s a Sorrel color with a white “Nike swoosh” shaped blaze on his face. Heir stands 15.1 hands tall with a stocky build. Heir is the first Western trained show
James Giovanniello was born in Miami, FL on July 13, 1978 and moved to Texas in 1993. He lives with his father Joe in The Woodlands. His mother passed away in 2000, the same year that James graduated from The Woodlands High School. James attends Bridgewood Farms and participates in Ceramics, Horticulture, Job Training, Physical Education, Social and Life Skills,
ABBIE COMMITS FOR LUKE "that day I decided that I would have to terminate my six year long engagement with the band program in order to fulfill my commitment to Luke" When I first started working with SIRE in the spring of 2015, I had absolutely no experience working with people with disabilities, and I did not
Our riders and volunteers came together to make a Commercial for HEB as part of a contest HEB was running. While we did not win, we love the commercial and wanted to share it with the world. As you can see we had fun!