Fall Student Horse Show Update

On October 27th, TRI hosted 20 students and all the friends and family that they could muster for our 2013 Fall Student Horse Show.   It took a lot of volunteers, families and staff to put on this spook-tacular  event. Thank you to everyone who contributed.  


A Quick Note from Christine

 As an Instructor at TRI, I have had the privilege of seeing many of these students grow and mature in the arena. It was with absolute joy that I worked the student horse show and shared their successes with their families and friends. It is an honor to work with such an outstanding group of students and their families. Congratulations to every student who trotted, grabbed leaves, carried pumpkins, kept their heels down, hands up and rode for their ribbon and trophy. To every volunteer who helped tack a horse or put on a helmet, assuage show nerves or put a foot back in a stirrup – Thank You.   This is TRI – a family who cheers on each other’s achievements and supports each other every step of the way.  


Christine J. Pirot
Development Associate & Instructor



More Great News for TRI!

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region  awards $16,000 to TRI for facility improvements

TRI is thrilled to announce that we are the recipients of a $16,000 grant to be used for facility improvements. The money will be used for arena improvements to include the addition of an outdoor arena in the “horse shoe” space between the TRI indoor and the barn. We know that our students and our volunteers appreciate riding outdoors and this enclosed arena will enable us to do so safely on a regular basis.  Outdoor riding is good for the soul and the body. The increased ventilation, sunlight and proximity to the TRI aisle will result in an improved experience for students and volunteers over the warmer months. We hope to get a door installed in the TRI aisle to allow direct access from our aisle to the outdoor arena. Stay tuned for more details!

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region is committed to improving the lives of our regions children. Our mission is to provide a temporary “home away from home” for families of critically ill, hospitalized children and supports efforts that improve children’s health within our region.   Since its inception in 1989, The Community Grant program of RMHC has contributed over two million dollars to not for profit organizations that directly promote healthy, active lifestyles for children.

RMHC Community Grants are funded completely through direct and designated contributions from McDonald’s restaurants and in the form of matching grants from RMHC Global. We thank the Miami Valley & Lima McDonald’s Co-Operatives and their generous patrons for making the RMHC Community Grant Program possible.


Corporate Volunteers Huge Asset in 2013

Thank You GE Unison!    On October 25th, GE Unison sent out its third volunteer group of 2013 to TRI. This crew helped us winterize the TRI indoor arena, move the TRI storage space and help prepare for the Horse show.   We are so grateful for GE Unison’s support in 2013 and look forward to working with them again in 2014.   Would your place of business be interested in volunteering at TRI in 2014? Contact Christine Pirot at TRIDaytonDevelopment@gmail.com to design a project and set a date.


Looking for ways to support TRI?

Here are just a few!

Make a Planned Gift.  TRI is currently creating a planned gift program in partnership with The Dayton Foundation. A planend gift could be a bequest, a gift of real estate, a gift annuity, or lots of other options. If you are considering a deferred or planned gift and would like more information, please check in with TRI’s Executive Director, Marleen Milkis (TRIDaytonED@gmail.com) for more information. Make an In-Kind Donation. TRI depends on the generosity of many local businesses to maintain our horses and equipment. Additionally, we are grateful to all the local restaurants and service providers who have helped us provide food, entertainment, printing, amrketing and all the logistical pieces that go into our Student Horse Shows, Volunteer Picnics, and of course, the FriendRaiser.

Introduce a Friend to TRI!As we look to 2014, we are in search of Side Helpers and Horse Leaders to work daytime hours. If you, or any of your friends have daytime availability, please let Bethany know at TRIDaytonVolunteer@gmail.com – Subject Line – Daytime Availability. We can add more classes, but we need your help!   For more information on how to support TRI, contact: Christine Pirot TRIDaytonDevelopment@gmail.com (864) 650-4967


Special Thanks to our FriendRaiser Sponsors

Blue Ribbon Sponsor: The Jesse & Caryl Philips Foundation

Yellow Ribbon Sponsors: First Dayton CyberKnife The Schade Group – Merrill Lynch

Table Sponsors: Dayton Children’s Hospital Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association Visit Our Sponsors

Thank You’s of the Month!

Thanks to the Holy Angels Youth Group for running the Concession Stand. Welcome to the TRI Family! Thank you to everyone who donated goods to sell!

Thank you Deb and Elisabeth Neal for taking charge of the check in table. You are SOOO appreciated!


Congratulations to our Raffle Winner, Ellen O’Gorman.

Thank you to everyone who bought or sold a Raffle Ticket, and thank you to Terri Glenn for donating the tickets, parking pass and UD Sweatshirt!   Thank you to our Judges, Lisa Hayes, SW Regional Representative for Lt. Governor Mary Taylor  (pictured here) and Adrienne Kramer, Instructor at the Riding Centre.  Wouldn’t be a horse show without judges, and these two ladies were wonderful!!   Thank you to Dayton Horse Show volunteers for working the concession area and thank you for the generous donation of $1,600 presented by Evette Moody from the Dayton Horse Show Board.



As TRI wraps up our 40th year serving the Miami Valley, it is with great pride that we unveil our new logo. This new logo represents the incredibly strong bond between horse and human. Horses don’t care about your outside, they only care to look into your heart.   TRI will always stay true to our mission. We hope that you will love this new logo as much as we do. This logo represents changes that have occurred this past year, while never forgetting what got us to where we are today.