August, 2010

A Day at the Polo Fields


Through the generous donation of a box at the Hickory Hall Polo Fields, Morning Dove attended a big match between Indianapolis and Louisville on August 28. Each year at this match, there is a contest to see who has the most cleverly decorated box. And, playing on the theme of Secretariat, the Morning Dove tent was outfitted as a stall, complete with hay bales, halters, saddles and our two miniature horses. Because of the outstanding efforts of staff and volunteers, Morning Dove was selected the winner, which provided some excellent exposure and recognition of the organization.


Medco Leadership Visit


Participants from across the country attended a leadership training session at Medco in early August. For their activity one night, the group came to Morning Dove and learned about the organization and the important services that are provided to children and adults with disabilities. They volunteered by side walking so that they could experience first-hand the incredible impact that horse therapy has on Morning Dove riders. As Morning Dove’s future neighbor and donor of the land for the new facility, Medco has been a great partner and future activities are being planned.

Trader’s Point Hunt Club Charity Horse Show Garden Party


gardenparty1-200x133Some of the ladies of Morning Dove: staff, Board of Directors members, volunteers, and pony Lexi withstood sweltering conditions on August 12 and attended the Trader’s Point Hunt Club Charity Horse Show Garden Party. They and the other attendees all donned their festive hats and listened as Lisa Condes, Morning Dove Executive Director, told the story of how Riley Children’s Hospital and therapeutic riding helped her son Yeahsen, who was born deaf, hear and walk. Yeahsen was designated the “Riley child” for the Garden Party. As Lisa and her husband, Scott, spoke about the incredible progress that Yeahsen has made, he was sitting on Lexi in his riding attire.



Corinnas-Hat-150x150Barn manager Corinna Wagner won a prize for her theme-appropriate hat with a jump course around the brim.

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