CARD is thrilled to be hosting an Equine Massage course March 15-21st 2020. This 7-day, hands-on course is instructed by Sidonia McIntyre from The School of Equine Massage and Rehabilitation Therapies.
A Registered Massage Therapist, Sidonia has over 29 years experience in this field as a practitioner and course conductor!
Participants will enjoy CARD’s heated lounge and spacious barn. Course work involves classroom and practical sessions. You’ll be working several hours each day with well-trained and hand-picked horses.
Stay tuned for more details…sign up is through The School of Equine Massage and Rehabilitation Therapies only!
On July 17th, CARD celebrated 50 years of therapeutic riding services with a sold out Anniversary gala at Woodbine Racetrack. Guests were greeted with a champagne reception and then escorted up to the Northern Dancer room for a delicious buffet dinner. The room was complete with a balcony where avid race fans were thrilled to watch the races and enjoy the late afternoon summer breeze. Visual moments from CARD’s past, were highlighted in a photo presentation.
After previewing the latest CARD video, various members of the board including our new board chair Joseph Ferrari and Don Buckley, Gala sponsor shared some special moments in CARD’s history. Long time friends of CARD and sponsors, the IODE were on hand to speak to the 150 guests and presented a cheque to Executive Director, Chuck Wright. Also in attendance were long time supporters Jim Elder and Sandy Hawley. Karen Stintz from Variety Village and Michael Levitt M.P. York Central were also in attendance. Michael brought special wishes from Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.
The evening was capped off with a silent auction, featuring equine art from the talented artist, Ann Clifford, as well as goodies and information from our friends at Omega Alpha.
All in all it was a memorable time for all who attended.
Thank you to the following supporters:
Adena Springs North
Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel
The Buckley Family
Centennial College Alumni Association
Frank H. Hori Charitable Foundation
Kathy Worth, RBC
Uxbridge Horsemen’s Association
Goodie Bag Donors:
Egg Farmers of Ontario
Flowers sponsored by:
Ital Florists Limited
Art Pieces by:
Click on the thumbnails to view some Gala highlights!
Our annual Mini Royal Fundraising event was held on June 9th…and a Royal success it was! The weather cooperated, the volunteers came out in full force – walking alongside and assisting our riders in their games of skill and demonstrations. Dedicated volunteers attended to our plant sale, bake sale, book sale, registration, and various barn activities. To our amazing riders…we hope you had as much fun as we all did! Along with the regular classes, we were honoured to have with us three of our alumni riders:
Dax Adams; Cynthia Berringer; Angel Blainey
Thank you for coming back to CARD and showing us you’re horsemanship skills. We loved to see you back in the saddle! We would also like to recognize our Pledge Supporters: Hats off to all the pledge supporters who helped us meet and exceed our Mini Royal fundraising goal. As a result of your generosity, we raised $ 46,452. Over $75,000 was raised for CARD! We look forward to 2020 and surpassing this goal!
Mini Royal 2019 extends a thank you to our amazing event sponsors:
Platinum Sponsor: The Buckley Family
Gold Sponsors:Cityview Road Cleaners; Judith Love
Thank you to our many sponsors:
Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society; Centennial College Alumni Association; Frank H. Hori Charitable Foundation in Honour of Georgia King; IODE, Bridlewood Chapter; Janet Fraser; Flaherty/McCarthy LLP; SSG Gloves; Officers of the Toronto East Detention Centre in Memory of Anita Plover; Officers of the Toronto East Detention Centre in Memory of “Their Fallen”; Melanie & Sabrina in Memory of Rudy Ivanis; Woodbine Entertainment Group; Gabe Romagnuolo in Memory of Lisa Colangelo (Romagnuolo)
Sponsor A Rider:
Happy Days House Boats; Judith Love; Silver Cross Automotive
Bake Sale Sponsor:
Erosion Control Ltd.
HBPA; Trivest Development Corporation
Plant Sale Sponsor:
Tim Hortons’ (Dufferin & Centre Street); Costco Downsview; McDonalds ((1600 Hwy7); Yummy Market
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“We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community
Just in time for CARD’s50thcelebration year in 2019, we have launched a new logo! The refreshed logo is a great start to our next 50 years. Watch for it in all upcoming communications and event announcements. We believe it continues to symbolize our organization’s mission to provide quality therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with disabilities.
We also would like to share the many ways that you, our potential sponsors can help with this upcoming milestone.
IODE Bridlewood Chapter; Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society; Blake Goldman Family; Flaherty/McCarthy LLP; Centennial College Alumni Association; Woodbine Entertainment; SSG Gloves; Toronto East Detention Centre in Memory of Anita Plover; Toronto East Detention Centre in Memory of Doreen Bowie; Toronto East Detention Centre in Memory of Elizabeth Barrera; Melanie & Sabrina in Memory of Susan “Gramma Sue” Lopez
Thank you to our 2018 Lunch Sponsors:
Happy Days House Boats; Catherine Zingg; Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Thank you to our 2018 Bake Sale Sponsors:
Trivest Development Corporation-Mollie Cornblum Barrett; The Officers of The Toronto East Detention Centre; HBPA (The Horseman’s Benevolent Protection Association)
Thank you to our 2018 Ribbon Sponsor:
Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association
Thank you to our 2018 Stall Sponsor:
Thank you to our 2018 Plant Sale Sponsors:
Reade Baker Racing Stables; Erosion Control Ltd.
Thank you to our Friends of CARD:
Dr. Jordan Appel; Nobleton Feed Mill
Thank you to our 2018 Food/Bake/Book Sale Donors:
McDonalds; Tim Hortons; Stonemill Bakehouse; Ice Boy; Yummy Market; Ganz; Elaine Brooks; Scholastic Canada; Costco; Linda Hart; Valu Mart; Egg Farmers of Ontario,; Miss Nina.. SPECIAL THANKS to all those who donated books for the Book sale!
Thank you to the 2018 raffle/silent auction donors:
Cavalier Equestrian, Medieval Times; Australian Boot Company; Steamwhistle Brewing
Special Thanks to our Ribbon Presenters: IODE; Catherine Zingg; Don & Marta Buckley!
As well as……Valerie Shaw, Mini Royal Announcer; Dodger, CARD Mascot; Lauren Marlborough, Omega Alpha