Category: News and Updates

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2018 Videography Internship

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LOPE is a nonprofit organization devoted to preparing at-risk horses for new careers, while inspiring young people through horsemanship education. We have launched a new videography internship for graphic design/video students who aspire to become professionals in the creative industry. Description and Duties Candidate Requirements Top consideration will be given to candidates in collegiate graphic [...]

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Best of 2017

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Here are some of the 2017 highlights at LOPE: Favorite Learning Moments “Every single thing this internship has taught me will help me become a better friend, employee, horsewoman, and all around person.” The LOPE interns had a great year of education with our horses! Read what they learned at LOPE (in their own words). [...]

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2017 in Review: A Tale of Two Teachers

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As the year draws to a close, I want to share a tale of two special equine teachers who came to LOPE. These two stories show why 2017 was such a big year for our charitable work — and why we are asking for your continued support of the LOPE horses and the young people [...]

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A Christmas Story: Shadow Warrior

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Shadow Warrior is the latest racing warrior to arrive at LOPE. His story is unusual — and a perfect tale for the holiday season. Bred in KY in 2008, Shadow Warrior has a distinguished pedigree. His sire was AP Indy and his dam was Victory Ride (by Seeking the Gold). His breeder had produced many [...]

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What Have the LOPE Interns Learned in 2017?

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Eliza: The importance of emotional discipline “One of the most valuable things I’ve learned yet is how to control my emotions when working through challenges with a horse. Often times, before working with my current project horse Eli, I would find my self struggling to stay positive when I faced difficulties with my own horse.” [...]

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Sally peacefully passed on Valentines Day, a holiday especially associated with Sally, her sweet heart and her fondness for wearing heart-shaped chapeaus.

In Memoriam: Kissing Sally Falls

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Kissing Sally Falls had a spectacularly unsuccessful racing career. She retired after two races. Sally finished in last place for her first race. In the second race, she passed one horse to finish next to last. That horse had stumbled in the homestretch, allowing Sally to leisurely lope by him. Her race trainer told me [...]

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In Memoriam: Lightening Ball

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Lightening Ball (aka “LB”) won over $300K in 59 races. He was known for hanging back, then surging past the field to sweep the win at the last minute. At age nine, LB was still running in lower level claimers in WV. His original race owners (Bob and Pat Orth) claimed him back to retire [...]

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2016 in Review: A Tale of Two Horses

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As 2016 comes to an end, I want to share a tale of two horses who came to LOPE. Of all the horses this year, these two stories show why we are so passionate about our charitable work — and why we are asking for your continued support of the LOPE horses. The holiday season [...]

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Official LOPE Artist: Joanna Zeller Quentin

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LOPE is delighted to announce a partnership with renowned equine artist Joanna Zeller Quentin of Dallas, TX! Joanna’s award-winning artwork has been exhibited internationally and her images have appeared in the Chronicle of the Horse, Southwest Art Magazine, Horseback Magazine, and Horses in Art. Her work has hung at The International Museum of the Horse, [...]

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2015 Year In Review

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2015 was one of the biggest years ever at LOPE! Here are some of our favorite highlights. Most Historic Donation: American Pharoah Halter In 2015, Bob and Jill Baffert donated one of American Pharoah’s halters to LOPE! They sent the halter in honor of LOPE graduate Wooden Phone, who was trained by Bob Baffet during [...]

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