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.  

April WHY

    We are grateful for all who come together to make Renew TRC possible! It blesses each member of the Renew family when we are able to celebrate the improvements and accomplishments of our students. Thank you for sharing your testimonies!   Click on the image above to enlarge.

A New Chapter: Facing Change

Thank you to Donna Nugent, one of our fantastic new volunteers, for graciously offering her story to our Renew family. From the time I have shared with Donna, she has been incredibly sincere and loving. She adds so much to our team, thank you Donna! “I would like to tell you a little about how becoming a volunteer at Renew has impacted me. If I could sum up the last year in one word it would have to be “change.” My life has been full of changes in a short period of time and it has been hard, yet good in some ways too as I can see the blessings that God has provided along the way. I lost my husband, Ted, of 46-years in July of 2017. The last

Did You See Who’s Been Arrested?

Did You See Who’s Been Arrested? Our Arrestees for Renew’s 2018 Denim & Diamonds fundraiser have been rounded up and are in need of BAIL! To help our Arrestees (and provide support for Renew’s participants), please scroll to the bottom of the page and select the “DONATE” button. The Arrestee who gathers the most bail will be announced at our Denim & Diamonds fundraiser on April 26th! Please follow up your online donation with an email to Melissa at renewriding@gmail.com indicating who your donation is for. THANK YOU for your generosity!

If You Could Live Anywhere, Where Would You Live?

During a recent conversation with Joe, one of our students who helps with volunteer work, I asked the question: “Joe, if you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?” He responded after thinking for a moment: “Probably Hamilton, Michigan…so I could be closer to Renew and to the horses. They are my best friends.”  

A Volunteer’s Journey & What Led Her to Renew

We’ve been blessed to have Laurie Slater as a Volunteer since 2015. She has filled many roles for us over the last few years and in addition to being a Greeter and Sidewalker during lessons, she supports Renew by completing numerous administrative projects and being a vital part of our Denim & Diamonds fundraiser committee. We are grateful that she has offered to share part of her journey with us below. “Volunteering not only benefits the organization you are blessed to be working with, but it also adds quality to the life of the person volunteering. I was one of those people who kept saying “when I retire I am going to…” I had many things that I would list off, with volunteering being one of those things until a

March WHY

We not only work on improving various daily life skills for individuals, but we also provide space for one rider, in particular, to have the “best days of her life.” Thank you for all of you who are making the Renew experience possible.   Click on the image above to enlarge.

A Mother Shares

  A mother of one of our students shares what she has noticed from her daughter’s experience at Renew: “There have definitely been improvements from riding. Horses provide a unique opportunity for kids to become more aware of their bodies and how their actions affect the world around them. The Instructors and Staff at Renew are very open to my daughter’s specific needs and unique characteristics and are willing and able to meet her where she is at. My daughter is building confidence in her skills and can be very excited about what she has learned.” We love seeing our seeing our students build their confidence and improve in their independent skills. As we develop lesson plans for each student, we strive to be mindful and creative in how to best