2013 The 99 that shine!
Second Stride, Inc.

Straight from the Horse's Mouth

2013 The 99 that shine!

Second Stride is so pleased to report that we brought in and cared for 99 horses in 2013!  90 of them were transitioned into training for a new job and adopted into new homes.  We have kick started 2014 with seven adoptions already as well!  The Year of the Horse is starting off just as we had hoped.

You know the work Second Stride does, but let me give you some insight into our inner operations. Our founding board is made up of all volunteers that had a desire to do the right thing for the retiring race horses in our area that were in need of a transitional service to help get them into appropriate and safe homes. These founding board members are great warriors that have worked day and night, felt happy, sad, exhausted at times and on cloud nine at others. The fund raisers we put on are no small feat. Not only did we have a record number of adoptions last year, but we also had a record setting fundraising year with all of our three signature fundraisers increasing revenue, attendance and size.




The volunteers of Second Stride put on a Derby Week Molly Malone's sponsored fund raiser which brought in over 20k with no paid staff or workers!   Meanwhile, continuing our volunteer efforts to show horses to adopters, organize getting them ridden and trained and answer calls, reporters, emails, fill out grants, etc all at the same time. It really is mind blowing!







I feel you should get to know these incredible people! So for this month, I'm honored to introduce: Jean Amick




Jean has been in many racing syndicates and is an avid handicapper competing in National and World wide handicapping competitions. With a degree in marketing, she worked as an International Corporate trainer, and performed motivational speaking and community outreach programs.  She has boldly developed and led many of our major fund raisers into fantastic money earning annual events for our horses. Her management insight and marketing experience has helped us create a major equine adoption program that is successful on a shoe string budget. It is truly amazing what we get done with a very minor operating budget. She helps us create great bang for the buck in our program.  We cherish your commitment Jean, and we are blessed to have you championing and guiding our program and the horses in our program!




Keep your eyes on our upcoming FUNdraisers for 2014:

Pony Tales Spring Fling
Molly Malone's Derby Week bash
Fall 2014 Golf Scramble

Happy Trails,

Kim Smith
Founder
Second Stride Inc.

Adoptable Horse

of the Month

JoJo's Revenge, 2010 TB Gelding, 16.1 hands and well bred! By Ghostzapper (Awesome Again).  He was a winner with only 5 starts and retired with a bowed tendon.  Tendon needs time to heal.  He should be ready to start hacking in the Spring and do low level shows and/or trail riding in the Fall.  Sweet manners.  Big boned, substantial horse.  Good for taller rider.  Reported to be a nice mover.  Free adoption to approved adopter.  Contact us at info@secondstride.org for more information.

Special Thanks To....

Many many thanks to Ed Van Meter for all of the wonderful photographs he has donated to Second Stride.  You can see his amazing work at this link.

Visit M&N's Custom Monogrammed Gifts to purchase your Second Stride Spirit Wear!  A percentage of each purchase is donated to Second Stride!

HTF Goods - specializing in custom equestrian style jewelry and tack trunks.  Use code SS10 in the special instructions box to donate 10% of your purchase to Second Stride!

 

Second Stride Graduate
Smoke N Vote


Congratulations to Tanya Demeritt and Smoke N Vote (Harvey) for winning High Point Second Stride Horse in the 42 Fleur De Lis series!  Special thanks to Ed Van Meter for providing the photo.

Upcoming Events

04/28/2014 - Signature Derby VIP Party at Molly Malone's - This is developing into a Premeir Derby Week event!  Join us for a fun kick-off to Derby Week.

Pony Tales - date still to be determined

Fall Golf Scramble  - date still to be determined

 

Volunteer Spotlight

Many thanks to all of our volunteers!  We are so blessed to have such a great group working to research adoption applications; ride, evaluate, train our horses; meet prospective adopters; work on fundraising; so many things!  We couldn't do it without you!

If you are interested in volunteering, contact us at info@secondstride.org.
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Save the Date for our VIP Derby Party at Molly Malones : April 28, 2014

Thank You to Our 3nd Annual Golf Scramble Platinum and Gold Sponsors:









Jericho Equine, LLC (Dr Jeff Willard, DVM)
Second Stride is in need of every day horse care items. Some of the things that we are in desperate need of are:
  • Scanner/Copier/Fax Machine
  • Waterproof/Breathable Winter Blankets
  • Vet wrap
  • Duct Tape
  • Epsom Salt and Animalintex
  • MTG Oil
  • Furazone ointment
  • Double end snaps
  • Salt blocks (large or small, plain or mineralized)
  • Cordless clippers
  • Scissors
  • Halters of all sizes
Please visit our wish list for a complete list of items needed.

Also, we are in the process of building portable jumps for a baby starter & starter cross country course.  If you would like to help by donating materials, let us know!

Have a heart for our mission?

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Second Stride, Inc 
P.O. Box 1483
Crestwood, KY  40014


 
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