How can YOU help?
Hoofbeats invites you to get involved by joining our incredible family of supporters. Hoofbeats is a 501(c) (3) federally tax-exempt charitable organization; donations, monetary or in-kind, are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Hoofbeats provides an official receipt for all donations.
Donations of money to Hoofbeats
Hoofbeats is grateful for monetary donations of any size, whether given as a one-time contribution, or in budgeted amounts over time. We accept cash or checks payable to “Hoofbeats”. You may give an unrestricted gift for general support of program expenses, or you may earmark your contribution for such uses as student scholarships, therapy horse adoption, purchase of horse show ribbons and other rider awards, or for replacement of worn tack or equipment.
Please make all checks payable to:
Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center, INC.
You can mail checks to:
Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. P.O. Box 979 Lexington, VA 24450
You can also donate to Hoofbeats through Mightycause (formally known as Razoo)! Please use the widget below if you wish to make a donation online. You can also go to our page on Mightcause by clicking here.
Consider shopping online using AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support. For more information: smile.amazon.com/about
The Kroger Community Rewards Program enables you to link your Kroger Plus card purchases to the Hoofbeats. Kroger will make a donation to Hoofbeats each quarter based on the overall amount of purchases made by families that designate Hoofbeats as their nonprofit community organization. The amount of the Kroger donation will vary each quarter and will depend on the total Kroger purchases made by everyone that tags their Kroger plus card to HBTRC.
How do I enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program?
The good news is that the program is easy. If you have not yet registered your Kroger plus card online with Kroger, you will need to complete this step initially, before registering for Community Rewards. Once you register online with Kroger and tag your card with Hoofbeats, you don’t have to do anything else for a year.
- To register for the program, please visit online at https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards
- If you already have an online account with Kroger, click on Sign In
- New online customers must click on Register or Create an Account.
- Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy.
- Once signed in, you can enroll or update your Community Rewards under Account Settings.
- Enter LK771 or Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center Inc; select Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center Inc from the displayed list; click Confirm.
- If you are enrolled correctly, you will see the organization’s name on the Account Summary page.
- REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until you register your Kroger Plus card with the Kroger Community Rewards Progam.
- Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
- Members must swipe their Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
What do I need to do to continue to earn Kroger Community Rewards each year?
Each year, beginning on April 1st, all supporters of our organization who registered over the past year must re-enroll by April 30th in order to continue supporting our organization and earning player credits for the next seasonal year. Re-enrolling only takes a few moments and is completed by signing in and clicking on the Re-Enroll button.
Donations of items – The Hoofbeats Wish List
TACK (in good repair, and serviceable, safe condition): English saddles (all-purpose or dressage, all sizes), western saddles, English gel pads, English bridles, leather halters, lead ropes, horse blankets, coolers
RIDING APPAREL (serviceable condition, please) in all sizes: Show jackets (hunt style or dressage), breeches, ratcatchers, tall boots, paddock boots BARN EQUIPMENT: manure forks, brooms, feed tubs, water buckets
HORSE NEEDS: brushes, curry combs, mane combs, hoof picks, sweat scrapers, fly spray, fly masks
OFFICE SUPPLIES: printer paper, ball point pens, adhesive tape, file folders, mailing envelopes, stamps
COUPONS: especially coupons clipped from bags of Southern States feed products.
OTHER: You may have an item to donate that we haven’t listed here. Please contact us to find out if it is something that we currently need.
Donations of Horses or Ponies
Hoofbeats periodically requires additions to its equine herd, and at such times welcomes donations of suitable horses or ponies. Anyone desirous of donating a horse should contact the Hoofbeats office and ask to speak with the Program Director, who will clarify Hoofbeats’ current equine needs.
Generally speaking, therapy horses must be reasonably sound at the walk, trot, and canter. They should be people-oriented, very gentle, “bombproof”, with excellent ground manners, and be relatively “easy-keepers”. They should be able to stay sound in turnouts with uneven terrain and little grass. The horses most likely to succeed as therapy horses are those that have been ridden by many different riders, and who capably tolerate a wide variety of rider behaviors and skill levels. Ideally they should have some show and travel experience, and some training in lower level dressage.
It is very important that you read carefully the Hoofbeats Horse Donation/Loan Information document. Make sure you completely understand the process and all requirements. Do not hesitate to contact the Hoofbeats office with any questions or concerns.
To initiate the donation process you must fill out and submit to Hoofbeats the following two forms (click each for a downloadable copy you can print.)
Note: all donated horses are “on loan” until accepted into the program after the trial period. Be sure you understand that all horses or ponies offered for donation will be screened by the Program Director, and are taken into the program on a 90-day trial basis. An owner must be prepared at any time during the trial period to reclaim a horse that shows itself to be unsuitable or unable to meet Hoofbeats needs.
Please contact our office if you have questions by calling 540-464-3337.