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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.