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Construction of the LTRC indoor arena is going strong!  Click here for the latest photos (courtesy of Holly Langworthy)


Join us for the 2nd Annual Boots & Bling Barn Dance on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 5:30pm at Lothlorien!  

Dinner, drinks, live music and dancing!  Live auction, raffle items and more!

Celebrate the Grand Opening of the brand new Lothlorien indoor riding arena!

Tickets are $40 and include food, beverages and entertainment.  Tickets can be purchased by clicking the button below, by mail (checks made out to Lothlorien TRC), by phone (716-655-1335) or in person at LTRC, 15 Reiter Road, East Aurora.


Boots & Bling Tickets

Processing fees apply for on-line purchases. Tickets will be sent to mailing address provided or will be held at Will Call if purchased after September 14.  $40 tickets are available at the gate the day of the event.  Adults only, cocktail evening.  Barn Dance casual.  Rain or shine event.  Tickets are non-refundable.


Upcoming New Volunteer Orientation Dates

Thursday, September 3, 5:30-7pm at Lothlorien (RSVP by Monday, August 31)

RSVP is required. Space is limited and your spot cannot be guaranteed without an RSVP.  Call 716-655-1335 or email
All new volunteers must attend a New Volunteer Orientation session prior to volunteering in a session.  
Please bring the 2015 New Volunteer Paperwork with you if you haven't sent it in already and dress for the weather (we will be going in the barn after orientation in the office). 

Thank you to Susan Knowles and the kids at the Pioneer Camp & Retreat Center in Angola for inviting Lothlorien to visit. Acorn and Nibbles had a great time visiting with the campers! The camp hosts children whose parents are deployed, have recently deployed, are preparing to deploy, or whose parent was wounded. The center hosts the camp at least once a year, as well as other retreats for military families, wounded veterans, and families of the fallen. Thank you for including Lothlorien in such a fun day and for all you do for the military community!

Thank you Aurora Vietnam Veterans for the generous $2500 donation to LTRC!

LTRC is excited to announce that construction of the new LTRC indoor riding ring will begin in August!

Lessons will continue through August 1 as scheduled. We are looking forward to this new beginning and our progress will be documented online on our Facebook page. 

As a result of the August construction, we will be unable to hold classes during this period and we are canceling Session 5 entirely (August 3-29). We understand this is disappointing to our riders, participants and volunteers but it is a necessity for our long term operation.  

We will resume operations for Session 6 (September 14 - October 24) and we are currently taking reservations for that session.  Please call 716-655-1335 to reserve your spot today!

We look forward to seeing you in the fall to show you our new facility! And don't forget, save the date for our Boots & Bling Barn Dance on Saturday, September 19, 2015

LTRC has reached and surpassed the Match Challenge set forth by Scott Bieler and Kathy Lasher!! Scott and Kathy challenged LTRC to raise half of the remaining funds needed to reach our fundraising goal to Raise Our Roof to Save Our Center. That amount was $37,500 and through the generosity of LTRC's friends and donors, we have surpassed that mark and raised $39,000! We thank Scott and Kathy and all the donors for their support and generosity.

Construction on the new LTRC indoor riding arena will be begin soon and the arena will be ready for our grand re-opening celebration at our 2nd annual Boots & Bling Barn Dance on Saturday, September 19, 2015! The new facility, shown above, will be built over the footprint of the existing outdoor riding arena. We cannot thank our donors and supporters enough for their generosity in helping us reach our fundraising goal to build this great addition to LTRC!
To our Riders, Volunteers, Participants, Parents and Guardians:
All sessions are moving forward as scheduled until further notice. If you are signed up for an upcoming session, you will receive a confirmation by phone one week prior to the start of that session. There are still openings for Session 4 (July 6-August 1) and Sessions 5-7. We will notify you as soon as we have a definite date for construction and will re-arrange lessons as needed at that time. If you have any questions please call Katie at 716-655-1335.

Thank you to all who attended the benefit at The Roycroft Inn on Sunday! Over $3,000 was raised to benefit LTRC's efforts to rebuild! We are so grateful to all who attended.

Thank you to the staff at The Roycroft Inn, Dan Garvey, Deb Jerge, Celeste Pukalo, Lynn Kinsella, Samuel Tambe & Buffalo City Limits and basket raffle donors including Aurora Outfitters, East Aurora Kiwanis, the Roycroft Inn, Aurora Theater, Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant & Fowler's Chocolates.

 Acorn and Nibbles had a great time too! 


Just one of the many reasons we need to rebuild - the Babcock Boys & Girls Club joining us for Spring Break camp! Some of these kids had never been around horses before. All of them did great and everyone, including the horses, had a great time! 






CLICK HERE to find out about how you can help Raise the Roof to Save Lothlorien!



Lothlorien is on Facebook:  Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.


And Twitter:  @LothlorienTRC


The 2015 season schedule is now available.  Please see below for information about session dates, fees and paperwork for riders and volunteers. Registration for sessions is now open and we are taking deposits for all sessions. 





 2015 RIDERS:

Please click here for the 2015 Participant Registration, Tuition Assistance and Rider Policy forms.  All riders are required to fill out 2015 paperwork prior to participating in the 2015 season. 

VOLUNTEERS:  We are always looking for volunteers for our program.  Please see below for returning and new volunteers forms and information about becoming a volunteer.


Returning volunteers:  Please click here for the 2015 Volunter Renewal form and Volunteer Policies.  Please fill it out and return to LTRC prior to your first scheduled lesson.  

New Volunteers:  Please click here for the New Volunteer Application and send to LTRC prior to orientation. Dates for new volunteer orientations will be announced soon.  

All volunteers are required to fill out 2015 paperwork prior to participating in the 2015 season. 

Volunteers will be contacted to schedule leader and sidewalkers needs as riders sign up for lessons.  

If you are seeking community service hours, please mark the appropriate section on the application.

Leader Training is available to current leaders who need a refresher or siderwalker who have completed at least one full session.  Dates for leader training are filled based on interest and staff availability.


Mr.  Higgins


Seeking volunteers!

We are always looking for new volunteers to add to our tremendous family of helpers!  If you are age 14 or older, interested in horses and helping people, we're a great fit!  The 2015 New Volunteer Application will be available on-line soon.  (Returning volunteer paperwork will also be available at that time.)

Please call 716-655-1335 or email for more information today!

Friend us on Facebook!  Visit our newly updated Facebook page, Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Ctr. for updates, pictures, volunteer information and more!  

Click here for photos from the Boots & Bling Fundraiser, courtesy of Laura Kilgus, 9Ten Photography

The Children's Guild Foundation Sensory Trail  

Riders Elise and Nicola Steck enjoy The Children's Guild Foundation Sensory Trail with Silky, Nibbles and volunteers Lore, Janice, Sharon and Amy.


Mac, Stoney, and Higgins having a great time in the pastures! Thank you for the great picture Amanda Gaczewski!



LTRC would like to thank the Niagara Falls Harley Group for sponsoring Stoney!  And thank you to the Hooper Family Foundation for sponsoring Chip!

Click here to learn more about Stoney and Chip and how to sponsor one of our fantastic equines!

LTRC Veteran's Program

Lothlorien was honored to have local veterans join us for a day of riding, grooming and horsemanship.  Thank you to Joe Ruszala for making this day happen and for the great pictures!

Pictured above are:

Mike Shanley - 4th Infantry Division - Iraq/05 with Jewels

Sgt Katrina Holmes - 42nd Infantry Division, Engineering BN - Iraq/05 with Chip

Sgt Penny Eddy - 427th Combat Support BN (Medic) Afghanistan/012 with Kassie

Eric Podosek - 11th Armored Cav. Regiment - Iraq/06 - 07 with Frankie

For more information about Lothlorien's Veterans' Program please click here.