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Inside The Numbers: ASPIRE Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program

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ASPIRE always welcomes and appreciates donations of supplies and materials to support our programs.
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From the retired horses to active horses and even to the horses of the Year. Read about all of our horses.


From the young to the old, we've all enjoyed their smiles. These smiles have made it worth it all!


To make a donation fill out our Online Form. If you would like to request information on making a donation Contact Marilyn Moore at (319) 296-0964 oruse our convienient online form on our Contact Us page.


You may leave a gift of cash, stocks, bonds, personal property and real estate at bequest of your will. Such a gift is not subject to federal estate tax. Tofind out more about how to Leave A Legacy, please visit http://www.leavealegacyiowa.org


Give a Gift to ASPIRE. Do you want to give a gift to someone special, and they seem to have everything? Do you want to teach your children about sharing? Think about giving an ASPIRE TRP gift in the name of that special someone. Here are some ideas for gifts that you may want to consider:


  • $150 per month
  • $2,500 per year


  • $500 per session
  • $1,500 per year


  • Hay $4.00 per bale with a
    need of 900 bales of grass hay per year.
  • Lifetime Feed $12.00
  • Supplements $60.00



ASPIRE wishes to thank the Community and beyond for their generous donations and sponsorships. ASPIRE is grateful for all of the kind support that is received each year.

Sponsorships are as follows:

Diamond $15,000+

Guernsey Foundation
VGM and Associates
Community Foundation
Black Hawk County Gaming Association


Platinum $5,000+

City of Waterloo
McElroy Trust
United Way of the Cedar Valley
Cuna Mutual Group Foundation


Gold $1,000+

American Quarter Horse Foundation
Variety The Children's Charity
Scura, Larry & Becky
Lutheran Services
Waverly Midwest Horse Sale
Moore, Don & Marilyn
Walsh Jr., James
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Lincoln Savings Bank
Haurum, Larry
United Way Waverly-Shell Rock Area
Kersten, Donna
Schaefer, Wendy
Leighty, H.D.
Rough Riders 4-H Club
Iowa Horse Council Waverly
John Deere Foundation
Canby, Marquis
Junior League of Waterloo

Silver $500+

Hawkeye Corrugated Box
St. Patrick Catholic Church
Townsend, Angela
University of Northern Iowa Concessions
Waterloo Exchange Club
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Leisinger, Daniel & Debra
Quota International of Waterloo
Melcher, Char
Lindquist, Michelle
Moore, Daira
Autism Society of Iowa
Bendell, Ronald
Wingers, Lillian
Black Hawk County Sheriff
Sampson, Kelly
Square Inc.
Rath, Brian & Esther
Piehl, Kenny
Blankenheim, Tom
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
Furr, Christina
Kiwanis Club of Cedar Falls, Iowa
Hamel, Deana
Craun, Dennis
American Color Imaging
Kline, Cynthia
Madden, Shannon
Schneider, Heather
Sauer, Charlene & Fritz
Maine Lodge #643
Neal Roberts Family Foundation
Warren Transport
Risk Solutions & Investigations, Inc.
Bertch, Rebecca & Gary
Scheels Sporting Goods
Estes, D.M.
Obrien, Sara
Scura, Irma
Braun Family Foundation

Bronze $100+

HuHot Mongolian Grill
ONeill, Dennis
Crouch, Jessica
Lawry, Sandy
Tharp, John & Amy
Harbaugh, Katherine
Dierks, Kent & Vicki
Acuff, Gary & Sandy
Kramer, Ann
Miller, Julie
Karr, Jeri & Gary
Davis Ranch, Inc.
Cromer, Sarah
Schmitz, Gregory
The Isle Casino
Steffen, Angela
Kottmeier, Kathy
Kiani, Shamas
4 Corners Driving Club
Greene, Paul & Gina
Thomas, Todd & Nicole
Swailes, Brenda
Burkholder, Clint
Wartburg College
Fitzgerald, Linda
Schlesner, John
Jolley, Michael & Jaime
Brass Financial
Salvation Army
U.S. Bank
Barnes, Janet
The Accel Group
Youngblut Farms Corp
Drahn, Chandler
Scott, Rachel
Harris, Alayna
Chapman, Karen
Peet, Joseph
Philip Plourde & Robin Foster
Ihlenfeldt, Kim
Drewes, Barb
Waterfalls Car Wash
Macomber, Tara
Nagy, Judy
Higgins, Roland
Wernimont, Kenneth
Burkholder, Dave & Karen
Doepke, Loretta
Guthrie, Tracey
Koppmann, Scott
Sharan, Jodi
Taylor, Donna
Koppmann, Susan
Sulentic, Jim & Vera
Gabel, Alice
Beisner, Marit & Les
Westemeier, Phillip & Janelle
Edler, Dr. Phil
McCarville, Dorothy
Lee, Stacy
Griffin, Melissa
Skillen, Laura
Komendowski, Peter
Stuff Etc. Waterloo
Schipper, Lucy
Prescott, Hannah
Galyen, Kelley
Johnson, Monica
Raines, Courtney
Mercurio, Marcia
St. Pauls United Methodist Church
Duaree, Becky
Trask, Teri
Anderson, Stan
Lubbert, Don
Sharar, Sherrye
Shirey, Craig
Petersen, Donna
Waldon, Gary
Rabary, Jean
Blains Farm & Fleet
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Ormord, Kathy & Roger
Callstrom, Daniel C.
Erpelding, Amanda
Panning, Jamie
Schley, M & A
Wickham, Neil & Lori
Bank Iowa
Koob, Kathryn
Hueneke, Jared
Wattier, Michelle
Gulick, Donna
Behrends, Wanda
Holthaus, Darla
Rogers, Sam
Fayer, Rebecca
Kroeger, Maudena
Grummel, John & Lauren
Dinsmore, Kimbie
Gehling, Christopher
Gibson, Brenda
Noelting, Matthew
Zeck, Shauna
Schaefer, Zoe
McReynolds, Doug & Tamara
Kline, Amanda
Lauer, Keith
Lane, Debbie
Knight, Tasha
Luttinen, Marilyn
Quillin, Michael & Sally
Jackson, Steve & Terri
Mills, Stacie
Helfer, Joyce
Harbaugh, Merlin
Full Circle Services, Inc.
Fitkin, James
First Presbyterian Church
Faris, Inc.
Ruffcorn, Keith
Ruiz, Lori
Kemp, Russell
Ellis, Ginger
Scanlan, David & Angela
Edgington, Angela
Durnan, Andrea
Crisp, Jay
Carr, Donna
Butler County Young Rider
Brannon, Nancy
Bentons Ready Mixed Concrete, Inc.
Wells, Steven & Julie
Andersen, Darla
Youngblut Contracting, Inc.
Abben, Richard & Sandra
3 Cowgirls & An Outlaw, LLC

Rider Scholarship
Larry and Becky Scura (2)
Lois Crabtree
John Deery Motors

Camper Scholarship
Ronald Bendall
Pam Bolick


ASPIRE is very fortunate to have such wonderful donors and sponsors through, grants, special events and individual and business donors. A special heart-warming thank you to all that have given their dollars, time and hearts to make each year a success. Thanks so much.

We would especially like to thank ElectroBraid, who provided us with fencing for the entire pasture area. Thanks to Variety The Children’s Charity for gates/posts, a round pen, and a trailer.

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