Announcements

August 26, 2019

New Advisory Board Member Announcement

Southern Reins is delighted to welcome Miranda Harbor, Communications Advisor at FedEx Freight, to our Advisory Board.  Miranda graduated from the University of Alabama in 2002, and has worked in non-profit or corporate communications in the greater Memphis area since then. Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Miranda grew up on a family farm with a tremendous love for animals, especially horses. At the age of nine, her love of horses was permanently imprinted with the gift of Blaze, a dapple gray quarter horse. 

 

Miranda and her sons, Alex and Will, reside in Collierville, TN. She and her partner, Beau, love spending time with their families and watching their kids grow, attending church, traveling and working out. She and Beau both enjoy horseback riding and Miranda has passed the love on to her sons, who also enjoy soccer, traveling to the coast and University of Alabama football.

August 15, 2019

Dedication of the Bryan & Kim Jordan Learning Center
and the Plough Foundation Learning Center Arena

Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy hosted a ribbon cutting dedication of the Bryan & Kim Jordan Learning Center and the Plough Foundation Learning Center Arena at its farm in Collierville TN on Thursday, August 15, 2019.     

 

The Learning Center project included the renovation of an existing dog kennel that was transformed into a classroom with an ADA restroom, as well as a new construction addition of an attached outdoor equine cross tie area that can be used to provide hands-on interactions for participants and clients with up to 4 horses.  A new arena was also constructed next to the Learning Center to provide a space for mounted activities and horsemanship activities in a more private location to meet the needs of participants who take part in programming such as Making Strides Recreation Therapy, equine assisted psychotherapy and Equine Services for Heroes.

To view the Event Photographs: CLICK HERE

June 20, 2019

New Board Member Announcement

Southern Reins is happy to welcome new Board member Lance Moll, Senior Vice President for U.S. Operations at FedEx Freight.  Lance has been with FedEx Freight since 1992, and previously served as the Vice President of Operations for the Midwest Region and as Managing Director for several districts.

 

Lance is a graduate of the University of Missouri and serves on the U.S. Chamber Foundation Advisory Board. He and his wife Nancy have recently relocated to Memphis, and Nancy currently volunteers her time at Southern Reins.

May 22, 2019 

The 4th Annual Jockeys & Juleps Derby Party Rained

Support and Smiles to make Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies Possible

The weather didn't stop the amazing Mid-South community from attending Southern Reins’4th Annual Jockeys & Juleps Derby Party on Saturday, May 4, 2019.  Presented by FTB Advisors for the 4th year in a row, the event featured BIG HATS, BOURBON, BLUEGRASS and a live broadcast of the 145th annual Kentucky Derby.   Attended by more than 900 guests, Jockeys & Juleps was hosted at Southern Reins’ farm in the heart of Collierville horse country.

To view Press Release: CLICK HERE

May 17, 2019

FedEx Freight to Award $25,000 to Support Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy

Event Announcement: On Friday, May 17 Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy will be presented with a check for $25,000 by
FedEx Freight to support its Capital Campaign initiative.

To view the Event Announcement: CLICK HERE

February 18, 2019 

Southern Reins' Volunteer

Brenda Heindl Honored as

PATH Intl. Region 5

Volunteer of the Year

Volunteers are the cornerstone of our program, and Southern Reins is honored to recognize Brenda Heindl as our 2018 Volunteer of the Year. Her service also earned her the distinction as the PATH Intl. Region 5 Volunteer of the Year! 

To view Press Release and her story CLICK HERE

December 14, 2018

The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc.

Grant Announcement

The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. has awarded a $250,000 grant to Southern Reins to support new construction to include a covered cross tie pavilion and covered ADA compliant mounting ramp to accommodate the growing number of participants our non-profit organization serves. 

To view the Press Release: CLICK HERE

May 17, 2018 

3rd Annual Jockeys & Juleps Derby Party Success!

Southern Reins hosted its 3rd Annual Jockeys & Juleps Derby Party on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at its new Collierville location, where guests enjoyed an amazing day dedicated to supporting program services.  

To view our Press Release CLICK HERE

April 10, 2018

New Board Member Announcement

Southern Reins is honored to welcome new Board Member:

Kevin Kimery, President & CEO of Kimery Wealth Management

March 20, 2018

New Advisory Board Member Announcement

Southern Reins is honored to welcome new Advisory Board Member:

Bill Williams, Allen Electric

December 12, 2017

New Board Member Announcement

Southern Reins is honored to welcome new Board Members:

Charles Burkett, First Tennessee Foundation Chairman

Lee Alexander, International Paper Director of Fiber Supply

Cliff Hunt, Owner of Standard Construction Company and Hobson Development Corporation

Southern Reins is also honored to welcome new Advisory Board Member:

Dr. Kakki Wright, DVM and Owner of Full Circle Equine Services

December 10, 2017

Southern Reins to Purchase New Facility in Collierville TN

After an extensive property search, Southern Reins has found a beautiful farm located in Collierville TN that features a 12-stall barn, covered riding arena, 6 turnout pastures and a home that will be converted to office space.  The organization launched a Capital Campaign in September of 2017 to raise funds for its purchase, and we are thrilled to have a new, forever home starting in January of 2018!

December 2, 2017

Participant and Volunteer Christmas Party

A great time was had by all at our Christmas Party last night. We were delighted to celebrate the holiday season with our participants and their families, volunteers and friends to celebrate a wonderful year - with a surprise visit from Santa! A big thanks goes out to the Smith family for hosting at Lexus of Memphis, and to the staff for their hard work to make it such a magical night!

November 16, 2017

Event Announcement:

Southern Muse Fundraiser

Southern Reins was proud to be the beneficiary of a day of shopping at Southern Muse, located in Collierville TN. Featuring beautiful couture clothing for women and great gifts for all, we were honored to partner with Kim Clark and her amazing team to raise funds for Southern Reins!  

For more information about Southern Muse, visit their Facebook Page.

CLICK HERE

November 15, 2017

New Advisory Board Member Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Bruce Hopkins, First Tennessee Bank Region Market President, has been appointed to the Advisory Board. 

May 22, 2017

2nd Annual Jockeys & Juleps Press Release

Southern Reins' 2nd Annual Jockeys & Juleps Derby Party was a resounding success, raising funds and awareness to help people with disabilities throughout the Mid-South.

 

To view our Press Release CLICK HERE

December 20, 2016

Picnic Table Donation by Standard Construction Company

Standard Construction Company paves the way for all Southern Reins' families to enjoy the best seat in the house.

To view our Press Release CLICK HERE

November 3, 2016

Naming Gift Announcement

Southern Reins is honored to receive a generous gift from a 12-year old girl to support our mission to serve people with disabilities.

 

To view our Press Release CLICK HERE

June 29, 2016

First Tennessee Foundation Grant Announcement

First Tennessee Foundation generously donates $15,000 to support Southern Reins' Spring Lesson Session

To view our Press Release CLICK HERE

May 16, 2016

Jockeys & Juleps Raises Funds for Program Services

Southern Reins' inaugural Jockeys & Juleps Derby Party raises more than $290,000 to support program services.

 

To view our Press Release CLICK HERE

December 2, 2015

Southern Reins Opens its Doors to Serve People with Diabilities

Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy offers equine assisted activities and therapies to serve people with disabilities throughout the Mid-South.

To view our Press Release CLICK HERE

© 2015 by Southern Reins

Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy

916 Billy Bryant Road

Collierville TN 38017

501(c)3 Nonprofit  ID Number: 47-4647784

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