July WHY

Renew continues to be blessed with exceptional people! Volunteers, sponsors, Instructors … all come together to influence the culture and services we provide to our wonderful students. Your time, your donations, your passion – are invaluable to us! Click on the image above to enlarge.

Thank You to Holland Junior Welfare League

  We are thankful for our faithful supporters, the Holland Junior Welfare League! Their most recent grant award to Renew provided funding for 12 local public school students to either receive lessons or to attend a week of summer day camp. In addition, we were excited to have sponsorship for a new program this year where we offered a camp experience to four siblings of our therapeutic riding students.  This funding has richly enhanced our program offerings for the summer, and this would not have been possible without the generosity of the Holland Junior Welfare League.   On behalf of the students who are benefitting, as well as from our Board, staff, and volunteers, thank you!

Together, We Are Better

  Renew is a special organization… we believe in serving our students to the best of our ability, supporting our community, and helping each other. We value each person, no matter their strength or weakness and strive to provide experiences that improve quality of life.  We are called to love one another – this is how we love.  At times, it’s a moment of encouragement, a cheer of excitement… at other times, it’s a listening ear or a sincere smile… or maybe even a gentle touch, the security of support.  Each of us has a purpose and makes a contribution. Without you Renew wouldn’t be quite the same. Together, we are better.  

We Were at the Fair!

                       Renew attended Ottawa County’s Berlin Fair on June 21, 2018 in support of their Disability Awareness Day! Our horses, Honey and Pizzazz, were a big hit and provided entertainment and a unique sensory experience. The kids had fun interacting with the horses, drawing on them with chalk, feeding treats, and learning about their personalities. What a great day! We were proud to be able to serve our community in this way.            

June WHY

We have a wonderful team and are incredibly grateful for your support! Click on the image above to enlarge.

Night of Fundraising at Crazy Horse

  MANY THANKS to Crazy Horse for supporting Renew TRC through the fundraising efforts on June 5th, 2018. Crazy Horse provided 10% of the evening’s proceeds to support our program! Your support means so much to us and the individuals we serve. The management & staff at Crazy Horse were incredibly gracious and were wonderful hosts as they invited Renew team members to come and interact with dinner guests in promotion of our program.  Thank you to all who came out to join us and to support our program!                       

Welcome Lark

  Help us in welcoming Lark in her new role as Intern for our program! Lark recently graduated with a degree in Recreation Therapy from Calvin College. She will be interning full-time for us until September. Lark has been volunteering for us throughout her last semester and has grown up around horses. She sought out Renew for an internship as she felt that this setting was the best fit for her in comparison to more of a clinical setting. She enjoys the outdoors and felt this environment fit her personality better. With her volunteer experience thus far, she has been surprised to see just how many different types of disabilities our therapeutic riding program serves, in addition to the different levels of functioning of the students. She also mentioned that

Look What We Got in the Mail

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Hope in the Saddle, this is an organization that gathers stories about how horses have quite simply made a difference in someone’s life. Their mission is to “share some of the most meaningful and important stories to emerge from the equestrian world—stories of how our relationships with horses can help us overcome life’s toughest challenges.” Hope in the Saddle does a great job with posting a wide variety of stories, all with the common thread of how special and amazing our horse partners are. In response to a Facebook advertisement, Renew Therapeutic Riding Center submitted an article to Hope in the Saddle’s 2017 Therapy Horse of the Year contest. Out of over 100 entries for the contest, Renew’s article highlighting Honey was


  We have a wonderful team who invests in our program and our students. We cannot thank you enough!   Click on the image above to enlarge.

Special Moments from Denim & Diamonds 2018

  We would like to spotlight deVries Photography for sponsoring Denim & Diamonds 2018! A special thank you to this organization – they have been a pleasure to work with and captured many wonderful moments during the event. To view all photos from the evening, please use this link: devriesphoto.com/RenewTRC/Denim&Diamonds                 Thank you also to our generous community for making this the most successful Denim & Diamonds ever! We cannot thank you enough. We believe many lives will be changed as a result of your commitment and the overall support of our program.