Press Room

February 1, 2020

Southern Reins is Featured

in The Tennessee Magazine

This fantastic article in The Tennessee Magazine showcases an article about

"The Healing Power of Animals"and how our PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes program helps veterans and first responders with symptoms of PSTD, anxiety, depression, and more.

CLICK HERE to view the article

December 14, 2019

Make-A-Wish Mid-South and Southern Reins:

Granting Gabby a Ride on a Unicorn

Make-A-Wish Mid-South reached out to us sharing the news that a sweet little girl named Gabby had always dreamed of riding and meeting a REAL LIVE unicorn. Sponsored by our dear friends the Vergos Family, we knew we could help make Gabby's dream come true. With gorgeous glitter, ribbons, flowers and bows, Unicorn Jazz and Unicorn Huey were so happy to welcome Gabby to the farm on her Wish Day in December. And Jazz even took her on her very own unicorn ride!

November 19, 2019

New Advisory Board Members:

Valerie Calhoun and
Whit Marbut

Valerie Calhoun is co-host of the Emmy Award-winning newscast, Good Morning Memphis. Valerie is in the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame.  She has won multiple Emmy Awards for her investigative and feature reporting.    

As an IT Director at AutoZone, Whit Marbut is responsible for the strategy of the systems supporting the company's rapidly growing $2.6 billion B2B/Commercial business. He volunteers at the Southern Reins' Desoto campus and is a youth mentor with Strive, a Memphis non-profit bringing mentorship to local elementary school students. 

August 26, 2019

New Advisory Board Member:

Miranda Harbor

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. 

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.     

 

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.

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. Kevin received his B.A. in business administration from the University of Memphis and an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from Vanderbilt University. He remains active with Vanderbilt’s Alumni Board and the University of Memphis business school.

March 20, 2018

New Advisory Board Member Announcement

Southern Reins is honored to welcome new Advisory Board Member:

Bill Williams, Allen Electric. Bill is a long time Memphian, turned West Memphian. He is a graduate of Raleigh Egypt High school with two additional years of electrical engineering studies. Bill left academia to begin his career as an electrician and electrical contractor. In 2012 Bill helped re-open Allen Electric and serves as Vice President.

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. Bruce has been with First Tennessee for 30 years. Prior to being named West Tennessee Region Market President in 2011, he was Executive Vice President and Manager Private Client, Trust and Wealth Management. On July 1, 2016 Bruce was promoted to Chairman of the West Tennessee Region.

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

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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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