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The Whinny 2018 Winter Newsletter 

The Whinny 2017 Winter Newsletter 

LTRC on Channel 7:

Thank you Channel 7 Reporter Sean Robson for such a great story about LTRC! And thank you instructor Sandy Whistler, volunteers Trish Lambert, Barb Wilsman, Nancy Tetro and of course Stoney, Hale and Carol for a great lesson!

LTRC on WBFO:  From the WBFO Veterans News Desk, Michael Mroziak reports on a visit to Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center, where horses and veterans bonded in a non-riding exercise designed to help the veterans become more open with feelings locked in, perhaps as the result of post-combat stress.  Thank you Michael Mroziak for this wonderful piece about Lothlorien's Way of the Warrior Program!

Link to story:


Click here to read an LTRC feature in Buffalo News Gusto section.


Click here for a beautiful article written by LTRC volunteer Karen Illig for Net Assets magazine.


Thank you Amherst Community Foundation and Pizza Hut

Thank you to the Amherst Community Foundation and Pizza Hut's Raising Dough for Kids program for donating $2500 to Lothlorien!  Long- time volunteer Lore Meiler accepted the check on behalf of LTRC.

Click here for Time Warner News coverage of presentation:


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









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!

LTRC Executive Director Maggie McCooey featured on Face of a Farmer website. Click here for the article and video.

LTRC featured in the East Aurora Advertiser!  Click here to view the article.


Seneca Babcock Church Summer Program visits LTRC

On Wednesday, August 8, children from the Seneca Babcock Church Summer Camp program came to LTRC for a field trip.  The children, ranging from first grade to high school rode the LTRC program horses, learned about the facility and enjoyed a picnic lunch.

The Seneca Babcock camp is a 7-week program free to children in the Seneca Babcock and surrounding neighborhoods. With funding from grants and donations, their goal is to provide positive experiences for children who would otherwise not have the opportunity to do so.  The camp consists of 32 kids and is staffed by 8 high school students who are a part of the Mayor’s Summer Youth Program.  Throughout the summer, over 100 children participated in this wonderful program.

Buffalo City Mission partners with LTRC

This summer, 25 children from the Buffalo City Mission came to LTRC once a week for a 5-week session of horsemanship, riding, equine maintenance, and classroom activities.  The tuition for this program was donated by LTRC to help the City Mission with their goal of including children in enrichment programs. 
In a letter from Penny R. Janson, Director of Education and Training, she wrote:
We here at the Buffalo City Mission wish to thank you for your recent donation.  Your partnership through your donations is vital to the care of those in need here at the Mission and your gift is an enormous blessing to our ministry.  We greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness for the homeless people, including children that we serve.

2013 Barn upgrades

LTRC was busy over the winter of 2013 renovating the barn, including stall upgrades, a new tack room and all the stalls have new level footing with stall mats and shavings. 

Eighteen stalls were removed (before pictures on right) and the tack and supply rooms were replaced and refurbished.

Pictures of the new stalls, tack room and indoor arena are below.

Thank you to the following donors:

Ciminelli Construction for donating the concrete, Reboy Supply for donating the stone, and Barb Henry for donating landscaping and flowers.