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East Texas Giving Day

East Texas Giving Day is April 28th and represents a day of giving specifically for the East Texas area. We are excited to be participating in this 18-hour online event. Early giving has begun donors are encouraged to start making donations now at...

Saving Tilodi

I started writing this blog when I'd had Tilodi for a few days. Unfortunately, after having her for two weeks, I've had to make the tough decision to euthanize her. Here's Tilodi's story, because it deserves to be told. One of the core aspects of our mission is to be...

Lake Fork Stables Receives The Paddock Foundation Grant

Lake Fork Stables is proud to announce that we have received our first grant! The Paddock Foundation has provided us with a $1500 grant to go towards remodeling the tack and feed room, veterinary care and marketing material. The Paddock Foundation's mission is to...

Introducing Horse Sense Equine Therapy Retreats!

While we love reaching out to our local community, we know that there are many more families and children throughout the state and the country that need a break, need some horse therapy and would love a healing and relaxing retreat! We are proud to introduce our Horse...

Why Horseback Riding Makes You Feel So, So Good

Going to the barn has always left me with a peaceful feeling of accomplishment and overall just a good sense of well-being. People who go to the gym and workout on a regular basis understand this feeling well. You just feel so good. On the flip side, when you make...

2020 Riders Up! Capital Campaign

As we head into the New Year, we want to kick it off right and what's better than a 2020 Capital Campaign to raise the funds we need to cover our expenses for the entire year and then some, because...horses. They have a way of breaking things, breaking themselves and...

Why Thoroughbreds?

Part of our mission at Riders Up! is that we use Off the Track Thoroughbreds (OTTB) as our lesson horses. You might be wondering what an OTTB is and why do we use them? Johnny Hurricane placing 2nd in his first race. OTTB stands for Off the Track Thoroughbred, which...

3 More Ways to Give

I try really hard to not make every post here and on social media about donations and how to donate. However, when you're on an incredibly tight budget like we are, it's hard not to find more and more ways to obtain the funding to keep things running. The other...

Jumping for Joy! We’re Official!

We're marking this day on the calendar folks! Lake Fork Stables is officially a 501(c)3 public charity! This week has also been a busy week as we have added 6 new riders to the Riders Up! program. We are so excited to be able to share the joy of riding with these...

Riders Up! Bake Sale

Join us at Tractor Supply in Sulphur Springs Saturday, November 9th for a Bake Sale Fundraiser! We will have lots of delicious baked goods as well as other items for sale including Riders Up! t-shirts, keychains, and wristbands.
Why Thoroughbreds?

Why Thoroughbreds?

Part of our mission at Riders Up! is that we use Off the Track Thoroughbreds (OTTB) as our lesson horses. You might be wondering what an OTTB is and why do we use them? Johnny Hurricane placing 2nd in his first race. OTTB stands for Off the Track Thoroughbred, which...

3 More Ways to Give

3 More Ways to Give

I try really hard to not make every post here and on social media about donations and how to donate. However, when you're on an incredibly tight budget like we are, it's hard not to find more and more ways to obtain the funding to keep things running. The other...

Jumping for Joy! We’re Official!

Jumping for Joy! We’re Official!

We're marking this day on the calendar folks! Lake Fork Stables is officially a 501(c)3 public charity! This week has also been a busy week as we have added 6 new riders to the Riders Up! program. We are so excited to be able to share the joy of riding with these...

Riders Up! Bake Sale

Riders Up! Bake Sale

Join us at Tractor Supply in Sulphur Springs Saturday, November 9th for a Bake Sale Fundraiser! We will have lots of delicious baked goods as well as other items for sale including Riders Up! t-shirts, keychains, and wristbands.

No Stirrup November Challenge

No Stirrup November Challenge

Oh, No Stirrup November. So many riders despise you throughout the month, but oh how their riding position improves! If you are routinely challenged by your riding instructor or yourself to ride with no stirrups in November, do it for a cause this year! By...

Project Cinnamon: Week 1

Project Cinnamon: Week 1

A Little Background I acquired Cinnamon back in February 2019, as she was going to be the perfect lesson and trail horse. The man I got her from had ridden her all over Mexia, Texas, taking her down the county roads and even highways. She'd been to town and through...

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