“LoveWay is not a field trip, it is a necessity. It is what gives them a belief in themselves. It allows them to learn a little bit of independence. It also helps them understand what it feels like to help take care of someone else and also working together with others to make really good things happen.”

Jane Allen, Superintendent
Middlebury Community Schools

Listen to two teachers from Orchard View Elementary talk about how they have witnessed LoveWay transform lives — one ride at a time

Triston loves LoveWay.

Triston is one of our participants at LoveWay. Check out this neat video of Triston using a Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) device to say thank you to LoveWay. These devices help those with autism or other developmental disabilities communicate when they cannot use their own voice.

By supporting Derby Day 2021 virtually, you are helping students like Triston continue to enjoy the many social, emotional and physical benefits of Therapeutic riding.

4 ways you can support LoveWay

1. Donate to Derby Day 2021

The Derby Day Gala is our largest fundraising event of the year. The money raised that night provides more than half of all revenue for our budget.

Can you help us fill the gap? Although Derby Day won’t be happening in 2021, our services are more important than ever.

2. Support our online auction on March 13

The live auction is always one of the highlights of the evening during a Derby Day Gala. We are excited to announce that you will still be able to bid on a great selection of items to support LoveWay — it will just be online this year.

Save the date for our one-day online auction on March 13. Be sure to sign up for email alerts to receive sneak peaks and updates about the auction.

3. Sponsor a student or a horse

Our generous Derby Day sponsors step up each year to sponsor students and horses for the upcoming year of classes at LoveWay. Sponsorships allow children with special needs from nearly 30 area schools to participate in LoveWay programming at no cost.

•A $1,200 sponsorship provides a half-year scholarship for one student.
A $2,500 sponsorship provides a full-year scholarship for one student.
A $5,000 sponsorship provides a full year scholarship for two students.
A $10,000 sponsorship provides a full-year scholarship for four students.

4. Make a monthly investment in LoveWay

At LoveWay, our services and our need for support are ongoing — can you make your support ongoing, too? 

Monthly donations help us ensure we can continue  transform lives — one ride at a time.

To make a recurring donation, click on the donate button below and check the box to select a monthly donation.








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