Clear your calendars! You’ve got some important Free SPIRIT Riders dates to attend…
August 26, 2017 –> 27th Annual Ride-A-Thon
August 26, 2017 –> 27th Annual Ride-A-Thon
NEW! 2018 PATH, Intl. OSWC Brochure is now available to download on our website!
If you’re looking for more information, click here –> OSWC Brochure 2018, or go to our Forms page for this and other forms and downloads.
PATH, Intl. Registered Instructor On-Site Workshop & Certification!
On-Site Instructor Workshop October 18th – October 20th, 2018.
On-Site Certification October 20th and 21st, 2018.
HOSTED BY Free SPIRIT Riders, Inc. W3950 State Road 23, P.O. Box 1291 Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1291
Phone: (920) 924-9920
Free S.P.I.R.I.T. Riders, Inc. is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Executive Director (20-40 hrs/week). The individual selected for this position should have a strong knowledge of non-profit operations, be well organized, detail orientated, and proficient in writing grants. Ideal candidates would be PATH Intl. Certified Instructor at the registered level or above— but not required. Read the full job description at: FSR_JobDiscription_ExecutiveDirector
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: The Free SPIRIT Barn | W3950 WI-23 Trunk, Fond du Lac, WI 54937
Details: Every August we hold our annual fundraising event, the Free S.PI.R.I.T. Riders (FSR) Ride-A-Thon. This event is a celebration of our riders demonstrating the skills they have learned throughout their time at FSR. We host numerous activities throughout the day including riding demonstrations, a silent auction, raffles, baked bean competition, bake sale, and an annual awards ceremony. This is our largest fundraising event and we are hoping you will make it even bigger this year. Your donations will go directly towards enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities from Fond du Lac and the surrounding area through safe, therapeutic interaction with horses.
Donate today by going to https://www.crowdrise.com/
Mary devoted 28 years to enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities through safe, therapeutic interaction with horses. She was an inspiration to the riders, families, and volunteers of the organization.
Mary was the voice of FSR, advocating to area businesses and community partners for their involvement in making FSR possible. Without the support of the community, the countless hours donated by volunteers and generous contributions made by businesses, service organizations and individual donors, FSR would cease to exist.
It will be difficult to fill Mary’s shoes, but we have a strong and positive outlook for the future of FSR and intend to continue Mary’s legacy for years to come.
As we pick up the pieces from our loss, we look for the support of Fond du Lac and surrounding communities that FSR impacts. We will need many volunteers for the upcoming riding season.If you have talents beyond the areas listed below, we would love to find ways to utilize your skills.
FSR is proudly riding forward in 2017 and the years to come. Our first focus over the next few months will be to hire a new Executive Director. We will go through a rigorous process to ensure we find a candidate who will carry on the core values of FSR while bringing new experience and ideas to the table.
As we continue to move forward, we also have plans for carrying on the barn insulation project, which was a dream of Mary’s. We are still seeking donations for this project, as we have 75% of the needed funds to complete the project. The total cost of the arena insulation with new LED energy efficient lights will cost $48,500.
With the successful insulation of the riding arena, this will give FSR the ability to extend our riding season year-round, increase our ridership, provide a more comfortable riding arena for our students, and provide an energy cost savings to the organization.
There are many ways you, your family and friends can get involved with Free SPIRIT Riders. From volunteering as a side walker during classes to participating in events, fundraising, or donating your time and talent, you will find joy and inspiration in your contributions to FSR. Here are a few activities we are seeking volunteers for:
For more information, contact:
info@FreeSpiritRiders.org | (920) 924-9920
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Mark your calendars for the 27th Annual Free S.P.I.R.I.T. Riders Ride-A-Thon. This is our largest fundraising event and we are looking to continue the tradition. We are currently seeking donations for silent auction and raffle items, event sponsors, and fundraising teams.
For more information and to get involved,
Join Free SPIRIT Riders and Sheamus Fitzpatrick & the McNally Boys for entertainment, a silent auction, and raffle on March 11, 2017 at Marian University Hornung Center in Fond du Lac, WI. All proceeds will go to benefit Free SPIRIT Riders, Inc.
Tickets are $25 in advance or 2 for $45, so plan accordingly because the price will go up to $28 at the door or 2 for $55 and can be purchased at: Mike’s Music (N. Main St.), Wegner Office Supply (Court St.), Scott’s Discount Printing (FDL Ave.), or Free SPIRIT Riders.
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More information available at info@FreeSPIRITRiders.org or 920-924-9920
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