Monday, February 3, 2014


"You have plenty of courage, I am sure," answered Oz.  "All you need is confidence in yourself."
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The above image and quote perfectly sum up Fidelis this past Sunday, February 2nd.  Fidelis hosted Peggy's Kids and was graced with 9 courageous riders and 18 beautiful volunteers.  I was lucky enough to spend my afternoon walking beside Lexington and his brave rider.  As the above photo shows his rider nearly comes up to his shoulders.

Typically, we save Lexington for our older kids that join us.  But not today.  She sized up the magnificent Lexington and said "Nope, I want to ride him today."  And you know what she did!  She did a fantastic job, walking him through the obstacle course and trotting independently.  The hardest part of our Sunday is always when the kids ask for one more lap around the ring and we finally have to say no.  Of course the no always comes after having "one more lap" three times!

As much credit as our rider deserves, I have to give Lexington some love here too.   He has been a HUGE asset to our program, and I am not just talking about in his size!  He is strong enough to carry our mature riders, but sweet enough for our munchkins too!  We love Lexington and would like to ask for some help from our friends.

Lexington costs our program approximately $3,000 per year in expenses.  We are currently seeking sponsors for him.  We need 150 of our followers to donate $20.14 to support Lexington this year.  This will be a tax-deductible donation and your $20.14 will us "Change Lives, One Stride at a Time!"

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