Eagles' Wings is a small 501 (c) (3) with an annual budget of around $75,000. 75 percent of our revenue comes from contributions, grants, and fundraisers, 25 percent from student fees. 85 percent of our expenses are for program services and 15 percent for administrative costs. Our mission is to provide equine-assisted therapeutic activities for people with special needs to benefit and improve their development and quality of life. Our riders come from the Piqua area and surrounding Miami County. Our participants develop balance, strength, stability, social, emotional and cognitive skills that enrich their daily lives and their contribution to society. We accomplish these transformations through the multi-dimensional motion and personality of the horse as a therapist to make the movements and connections necessary to improve the participants’ well-being.
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Eagles’ Wings Stable, Inc. provides equine-assisted therapeutic activities for people with special needs to benefit and improve development and quality of life
Eagles’ Wings Stable, Inc. recognizes the importance of physical, mental and emotional well-being for each participant. Participants develop balance, strength, stability, social, emotional and cognitive skills that enrich their daily lives and their contribution to society
We value the multidimensional motion and personality of the horse as a therapist to make the movements and connections necessary to improve the participants’ well-being
OUR OPERATIONAL SUPPORT STAFF
We have three part-time coordinators, a Student Coordinator, a Volunteer Coordinator, and a Barn Buddy Coordinator, who manage the operational support side of Eagles' Wings. These three talented and caring individuals: assess new students and manage existing students; match volunteers to riders and horses; and care for our horse therapists to ready them for classes.
Naomi Sluss - Student Coordinator
Naomi's background is in teaching students with disabilities. Her love for horses caused her to seek out a therapeutic riding stable where she could volunteer. She joined our team in May of 2019. She began working as a barn buddy and then transitioned to become our Student Coordinator. Naomi has a proven commitment to individuals with special needs and a knowledge of the issues surrounding people with disabilities. She loves watching the growth of our students and she helps solve issues to enable students to be more comfortable in the saddle.
Kate Arnett - Volunteer Coordinator
Kate joined the team at Eagles’ Wings in June of 2020. As the volunteer coordinator, she brings creativity, organization, compassion, and new ideas to our program. She manages some 50 volunteers that come to the stable each week to serve people with special needs. Kate enjoys learning new ways to participate and be part of enriching the lives of others, especially children. She loves to help during lessons by side walking and helping students with their riding activities.
Mark Lovelace - Barn Buddy Coordinator
Mark discovered Eagles’ Wings when he was looking for volunteer activity to fill his open retirement days. He began to volunteer in the early spring of 2020 with the Barn Buddies group. He has enjoyed meeting and helping everyone that are regulars and substitute volunteers within the program. He believes having a clean stable and barn provides one important part of the puzzle for the horses that are used in the therapeutic riding program. He enjoys being part of the Eagles’ Wings program.