Great News for TRI!

The Dayton Foundation Awards $20,000 Discretionary Grant The Phil and Jean Wagner Family Fund of  The Dayton Foundation  Awards an Additional $3,000


Message from our Executive Director

The Therapeutic Riding Institute, Inc. (TRI) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $20,000 Discretionary Grant Award from The Dayton Foundation and $3,000 from the Phil and Jean Wagner Family Fund of The Dayton Foundation. These funds will be used during a growth and expansion process that includes our move to FineLine Stables in Springboro during the first quarter of 2013 providing TRI with a dedicated arena, expansion of our programming services, organizational changes, and growth in volunteer opportunities.   After 40 years of service to the community TRI continues to improve and make needed changes to meet the growing needs of the community. The support from The Dayton Foundation is so valued and appreciated. Feeling the support of organizations in the community such as The Dayton Foundation, is an essential part of looking toward TRI’s next 40 years of service. Members of The Dayton Foundation have been instrumental in our growth process by opening doors through which we were able to access Board Member growth, and gain valuable insight as we look strategically toward the future.   TRI will continue in our mission:  “to improve the lives and health of children and adults in the Greater Miami Valley area with special physical, cognitive, social and psychological needs through Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT).”   The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for Greater Dayton. Since 1921, the Foundation has helped people to help others. The Dayton Foundation has helped caring individuals to establish and manage charitable funds and be part of the Foundations’ 90-year history of awarding to nonprofits over 225,000 grants totaling more than a half-billion dollars. Through the Foundation, these donors have supported the building of a stronger community through philanthropy and leadership. More information about The Dayton Foundation and its services is available at

Congratulations, TRI!

Marleen Milkis,
Executive Director


2013 Triple Crown Winner Announced

Jack won all three races of the TRI Triple Crown earning over $2,460 Boo came in a close 2nd with $2,126 Jeade’en rounded out the placings with $1,015

Thank you to everyone who supported our horses. All of the TRI horses are looking forward to the 2014 racing season. Boo has vowed a comeback!


Upcoming Special Events

TRI Night at the Dayton Horse Show
August 2nd, 2013 @8pm Montgomery County Fairgrounds

The Dayton Horse Show supports TRI!   We encourage all of our students, their families, our volunteers and supporters to join us for an evening of fun as we celebrate TRI’s long time relationship with the Dayton Horse Show and express our gratitude for their continued support.   Be sure to make a “Thank You, DHS” or “We Love TRI” poster to hold while we all stand in the arena cheering on our TRI Student Representative, Josh McGowan.    Josh will demonstrate his skills as the rest of the TRI family stands in the arena cheering him on. After the demonstration, head back to the Exhibitor’s Tent for a TRI Party catered by McIntosh’s Pub and Grub of Bellbrook.     Find more information on the Dayton Horse Show at   Admission is $5/car   Volunteer at the Dayton Horse Show Volunteers needed to sell programs and collect parking fees July 31 –  August 3, 2013 (Evenings) This is a great way for our students to give back. Students may volunteer with an adult. Contact Bethany Spriggs to Sign Up

Looking for ways to support TRI? Here are just a few! Donate a Silent or Live Auction Item for the FriendRaiser. Lend us your white Christmas Lights to decorate for the FriendRaiser. Become a Corporate Sponsor Sell 50/50 Raffle Tickets. $5/ticket or $25 for a book of 6. Books can be picked up at the barn or at the Dayton Horse Show. Drawing to be held on August 24th at the FriendRaiser. Introduce a Friend to TRI! For more information on supporting TRI, contact: Christine Pirot (864) 650-4967


7th Annual FriendRaiser @FineLine Stables
August 24th 6-10pm On August 24th,  2013

240 of the Therapeutic Riding Institute’s supporters will flood the farm to celebrate 40 years of miracles. In cowboy fashion, guests will be dazzled with a silent and live auction with professional auctioneer, Doug Sorrell. With your help, this will be the most successful fundraiser for TRI to date. Only fitting for our 40th!


Contact Christine Pirot to reserve your tickets. (864) 650-4967



First Place:   Miss Ana DelSorbo

Second Place:       Miss Riley Ball

Third Place:   Miss Chrissie Collins



You’re Invited to TRI’s

7th Annual FriendRaiser

Celebrating 40 years of Miracles August 24, 2013
6pm – 10pm FineLine Stables 5224 Dearth Road Springboro, OH 45066

Your attendance will help us bring more miracles to the Miami Valley – $50 per ticket or $350 per table (8 seats)   Checks can be made out to the Therapeutic Riding Institute  Mail to: TRI PO Box 750664 Dayton, OH 45475

Join us for BBQ & Bluegrass Music by 3rd Degree Silent and Live Auction Student Demonstration Tour the barn and meet the TRI horses


Event Sponsors

The Jesse & Caryl Philips Foundation First Dayton CyberKnife The Schade Group – Merrill Lynch


2013 TRI Supporters


The Centerville-Washington Foundation

Dayton Children’s Hospital

The Dayton Foundation


The Levin Family Foundation

The Phil and Jean Wagner Family Fund of The Dayton Foundation

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