LET'S SADDLE UP! 

Welcome to the unofficial start of our Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding (SDTR) 2022 Do More 24 Delaware fundraiser. 

We’re proud to again be part of this important and unique funding campaign with United Way – an exciting 24-hour online campaign that opens 6pm March 3 and closes 6pm March 4.

The goal is to create a purpose-driven opportunity to engage donors in immediate and critical funding needs.

Lynn Rogers and June Aydelotte graciously donated $6,000.00 to Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding to help continue their mission of providing excellent equine-assisted services for children and adults living with disabilities.

Funds from these donations will be used to support SDTR's daily operating costs, and help provide scholarships for riders who may need them.  SDTR relies on the generosity of donors  to help us to continue our mission, of helping to improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of children and adults living with disabilities.  SDTR has been operating in Sussex County for over 30 years, and still going strong.

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July 7th - 18th, SDTR was chosen as the charity, by Project Kudos Powered by Schell Brothers! Project Kudos mission is to spread positivity by giving kudos, and raising awareness of good things in our community. Each "kudos" received $1, whether it was posted online, on the Project Kudos and SDTR Community Facebook page, in our barn, on a sticker, or on individual Facebook pages. The SDTR Community, and Project Kudos Powered by Schell Brothers, together raised $1,259, donated to SDTR. Pictured below, SDTR President, Scott D Swingle is presented with a check from Project Kudos Powered by Schell Brothers! Thank You!

Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding (SDTR), based in Milton, is grateful to be able to share the goodwill and support they receive from their neighbors in Sussex County. As part of their Grilled Hot Dog Drive-through Fundraiser held on May 1, at their farm on Harbeson Road, they were able to spread the generosity of their supporters throughout the local community — the fundraiser, in which for the price of their ticket donors got a grilled hot dog (meat or veggie) with all the fixings, drink, dessert, and could also enter the raffle to win a Blackstone Gas Griddle donated by Bests’ Ace Hardware.

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Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding hasn't been able to have classes in over a year. Now, they're asking for the community's help to raise money to ensure they can host classes again in the near future.

Therapeutic riding can be life changing. SDTR helps people with disabilities of all ages, improve their physical and emotional well-being. The non-profit depends on donations. Giving Never Tasted So Good partners with local restaurants, with a portion of each sale being donated to the non-profit.

The first fundraiser is April 8 at Big Fish Grill starting at noon. You can show the flyer for dine in or takeout.

To do your part all you have to do is show a flyer to your server and they will make sure a portion of your bill is donated to Southern Delaware Therapeutic riding. You find the flyer to print, here.

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Like many nonprofit groups, Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding’s fundraising activities were seriously curtailed in 2020, leaving an impact that is still being felt throughout the organization.

Alternative methods of support are more important than ever. Do More 24 Delaware is a huge one-day, statewide fundraising event that focuses attention on supporting nonprofits like SDTR. Donation recipients qualify for matching funds.

To donate online from 6 p.m., Thursday, March 4, to 6 p.m., Friday, March 5, go to domore24delaware.org and search Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding.

SDTR was the lucky recipient of two generous organizations, the Cape Henlopen Elks and the GFWC Zwaanendael Women’s Club.  On Monday, November 25th, both groups came to take pictures and present checks.

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In Milton, Delaware, something incredible is happening.

Every day, people visit Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding to reconnect and realign.

Natalie Garbutt, an instructor said, “It’s therapeutic emotionally and physically.”

For some, horse back riding helps build up core strength. At the same time, it provides a sense of emotional relief.