Changing ride at a time

Southern Reins Capital Campaign

Our program has grown tremendously since our inception in 2015.
With that growth, we continue to develop the necessary infrastructure and resources required to continue expand our programs. Your support of our Capital Campaign will ensure the sustainability and expansion of the services we provide to meet the need for equine-assisted services throughout our community. 

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Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to all of the wonderful Capital Campaign Donors who have generously supported our program.

First Horizon Foundation

The Assisi Foundation of Memphis

Bryan and Kim Jordan

Friend of Southern Reins

Plough Foundation

The Martin Family

The Hunt Family

Bryan and Courtney Smith

Barbara and Stefan Smith

Judy and Charles Burkett

Given in honor of Connie and Dunbar Abston

Donna and Mike Glenn

Scott and Cathy Ledbetter

In honor of Alpha Omega Veterans Services

PZ and Selby Horton

Given in honor of Sara Zurenko

Given in honor of Lawson Rowe

John and Leslie Daniel

Harold and Patsy Hankins

Jill and Doug Haag

In honor of Courtney Murphy by the
  Allen Family Foundation

Amy and Bill Rhodes

Darrell and Jodi Kirksey

Jean and Charlie Tuggle

John and Debbie Bryce

Friend of Southern Reins

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Bond Hopkins

Mercy for Memphis

Calder Trotz

Katherine and Floyd Benson

The Bishop Family

In memory of Stacey Kronquist

In honor of Southern Reins Volunteers 
by Randy and Tricia Bratton

Youth Villages

Friend of Southern Reins

Sunde Smith

Kathie and Albert Alexander

Brenda Brazley

In memory of Gray Cloud and Lady

     by Nancy Kirksey

Mr. and Mrs. W. Jerry Gillis

Lubin Enterprises, Inc.—Alla and Nathan Lubin

In Honor of Anthony, Jeany and Miller Dionne

Robert McDill

In honor of Nancy and Loy Kirksey

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Boone

Bunker and Amy Stout

Barbara and Michael Pera

In honor of Stacey by Charles and Carol Kronquist

James Dilley

David Ruff

June Larmour

Mike and Elizabeth Neel

Cynthia Muzzi

In Honor of Betty Lee Elliott

In Honor of Jamie Sokoloff

Given in love to honor Milla, Elle and Ann Carlysle Gieselmann by Ginna, Jason, Brittain and Ella Rauls

Capital Campaign Need


Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy has grown from a fledgling organization serving an initial roster of 12 participants to a thriving non-profit that serves a roster of more than 240 individuals. 


Our Capital Campaign was launched in September of 2017 with two identified phases.  Phase 1 included the purchase of our Collierville campus and facilities improvements to enable multi-layer programming, ADA compliance, and necessary infrastructure to provide services to our growing participant base.  


Phase 2 includes new construction to build additional horse stalls, a new entrance to the facility with direct access from Macon Road, perimeter fencing, and additional land for horse pastures.


Case for Support


After conducting a comprehensive strategic growth review in 2017, the Board of Directors determined that having a facility in Shelby County would be the ideal location for a permanent home for Southern Reins. Shelby County has 322,690 residents with disabilities, compared to 42,160 in DeSoto County. With 6.7 times the number of potential clients Southern Reins can serve, the organization began investigating opportunities for its primary operation to be in Tennessee.


Southern Reins opened the doors of its new home located in Collierville, TN in January of 2018.  Initially projected to double the number of clients to serve more than 150 people with disabilities in its first year of operation, the organization exceeded that projection by serving 189 participants and clients.   


In 2019 Southern Reins served 240 individuals with disabilities and hardship.  In 2020, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Southern Reins provided essential services to 79 individuals through 30 weeks of programming.  

 Our programs focus on the ability of each individual to enhance life skills and
goals. We encourage each participant in a challenging and supportive environment to help them go as far as they can go: physically, emotionally and cognitively. We are steadfast in our commitment to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities throughout the Mid-South. It is a pursuit that is paramount in everything we do to help others by fostering growth, developing independence, and providing positive life change for everyone we serve.

If you would like to join us and support our Capital Campaign, click on the link below to donate online:

Or mail your donation by completing our CAPITAL CAMPAIGN DONATION PLEDGE FORM and send to:


Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy

916 Billy Bryant Road

Collierville TN 38017

Every donation, no matter how small or large, will ensure the future of our program to serve our community for decades to come.

Celebrating the abilities of children and adults throughout the Mid-South since 2015.