Category: Sponsors

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Aidan’s Legacy

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Recently, EireBorne Sport Horses became a sponsor of LOPE’s Racehorse Education Program (in which we send LOPE horses to professional trainers to develop job skills before adoption). Dianna Davis had sent the donation in memory of a special Thoroughbred in her life, Aide Memoire (“Aidan”). Aidan was a gorgeous and regally bred stallion. A son [...]

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Schleese Saddle Helps Ex-Racehorse

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As I wrote on my April 4th post, Schleese Saddlery Service recently became a LOPE sponsor. We were especially excited about their sponsorship because LOPE has been learning more and more about equine biomechanics, and the huge importance of proper saddle fit to horsemanship and horse health. Lightening Ball, a 15-year-old TB gelding, raced until [...]

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Schleese Becomes LOPE Sponsor!

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LOPE is thrilled and honored to announce that Schleese Saddlery Service is now a LOPE sponsor! Schleese provides custom fitted saddles designed for the female rider and the biomechanics of the horse. Their saddles are of the highest quality for both performance and pleasure riding — and provide the horse with the most comfort and [...]

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LOPE Receives Grant from Thoroughbred Charities of America

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LOPE is honored to announce that we have received a grant from the Thoroughbred Charities of America (“TCA”). In the past 19 years TCA has granted more than $16 million to over 200 organizations in 38 states. TCA is the largest nonprofit organization in the thoroughbred industry. TCA works year round to raise funds and [...]

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Pogo’s Successful Knee-Chip Surgery

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Pogomeister, an adorable three-year-old gelding, had blazing speed in his workouts at the track. But in his very first race, he chipped his knee, ending his racing career. His breeder donated him to LOPE soon after, hoping we could find him a new, less strenuous job. Pogo was the perfect candidate for our Homestretch Heroes [...]

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Austin Equine Associates’ New Surgery Clinic

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LOPE’s veterinary sponsors, Austin Equine Associates, just opened a beautiful, state-of-the-art clinic and surgery center in Driftwood, TX! And Dr. JoLynn Joyce, an equine surgeon, has joined the practice as well. Austin Equine Associates already sponsors LOPE for vet care, giving the LOPE horses a hefty discount on any care they may need. Austin Equine [...]

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Austin Equine Associates

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Today I had to give some new horses their vaccinations here. Which made me think of Dr. Damon O’Gan and Dr. Matt Evans, our terrific vets at Austin Equine Associates. They have been the LOPE Ranch vets since 2004 and have been not only great vets but also wonderful teachers. See, I used to be [...]

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Austin Equine Hospital Sugar Land Stables Schleese
American Association of Equine Technicians and Assistants Paddock Foundation Soft Ride Boots
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Two Socks Designs Moose Pants Studio
Thoroughbred Charities of America Scissortail Hill Equestrian Secretariat Foundation
Blanco River Academy Equine Express Sam Houston Race Park