Our Donors

Our most gracious appreciation to our recent Donors

Marion Therapeutic Riding Association could not even begin to provide the services we offer if not for the generous gifts of our donors. This page is devoted to recognizing these valuable people and businesses and we will try to keep it as up to date as possible.

If you wish to make a tax-deductible contribution to MTRA, whether a donation in-kind of services or materials or in much needed funding, please download a Donor Form or use the secure Donation button on this page.

SECRETARIAT DONORS (Annual gifts of $2,500 or more)
Dr. Cindy Allen, DVM, Alachua, FL  7/17
Amy Tarrant Foundation, Burlington, VT 7/17
Belleview United Methodist Church, Belleview, FL  (Sponsor Wesley) 5/16
Elizabeth Cannon, The Villages, FL  1/17
Jeffrey & Kristy Compton, Ocala, FL  7/17
Karen Cunningham, Ocala, FL
Cunningham Fluid Power, Ocala, FL  10/17
Dave Carter & Associates, Ocala, FL 7/17
Dunedin Wandering Diva’s, The Villages, FL5/17
Fastrack Staffing, Ocala, FL 4/16517
Live Oak Plantation, Ocala, FL  5/17
Marion County Road Builders Foundation, Ocala, FL  2/16
Dr. Jerome & Dr. Shirley Modell, Gainesville, FL
Jan Nesom, Ocala, FL (11/15)
Live Oak International, Ocala, FL (4/15)
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Grant (1/16)
Ocala Equine Hospital, Ocala, FL (1/15)
Pasofino Sociagro, LLC, Ocala, FL (11/16)
Mary Potapow, Ocala, FL (1/15)
Rancho Pasouna (Katreena Haley), Dunnellon, FL  9/17
Seminole Feed, Ocala, FL
The Sexauer Foundation, Ocala, FL  1/17
The Villages Friends of MTRA, The Villages, FL
Mitchel & Mary Jo Ward, Summerfield, FL 7/17
Wells Fargo, Minneapolis, MN (9/16)

MAN O’WAR DONORS (Annual gifts of $1,000-2,499)
Berrettini Feed, Ocala, FL
Bart & Janny Bongers, The Villages, FL  1/17
Ralph & Connie Flood, The Villages, FL
Florida Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Association, Ocala, FL  10/16
Pamela Bliss French, Earlysville, VA 1/17
Hometown Civitan Club, The Villages, FL  7/17
Craig McCaw on behalf of Dominic Larkin, Kirkland, WA  1/17
Mary Gaylord McClean Foundation, Simpsonville, KY  1/16
Sara Geimer, NAR, funded by Wells Fargo on behalf of Karen Cunningham 12/17
Wendy Pape, Tampa, FL  3/16
Jeff & Kathy Parker, Apple Valley, MN
Pilot Club of Ocala, Ocala, FL  9/16 11.17
The Sexauer Foundation,Ocala, FL  9/16
Dr. Mary Beth Stanton & Dr. David Kralovanek, Ocala, FL
Sneak-e-Snacks LLC, Anthony, FL
Gail Sonneberg and Robert Maddern, Ocala, FL  12/17
American Legion, Post 284, Belleview, FL  1/15Marie
Bruce & Susie Beck, The Villages, FL 1/17
The Bucks Company, Org for International Advancement, The Villages, FL In Memory of George Derk 10/17 10/17
Ralph & Connie Flood, The Villages, FL  10/17
Tammy Gantt, Ocala, FL  (11/16)
Bobbi Hager/Schwab Charitable Trust, Gainesville FL  4/17
Robert & Martha Howe, Shrewsbury, MA 5/17
Masterworks, Morriston, FL
Glen & Chris Moyer, The Villages, FL (11/17
Parady Financial Group, The Villages, FL  6/17
Peavy Clothing Services, Ocala, FL  (7/16)
Priority Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 12/16
Angela Santos VFW Post 4781, Ocala, FL  8/16
Gail Sonneberg Ocala, FL  1/16
Takats Foundation (Lynn Leavitt), Wilmington, Delaware 12/17
Tri-County Optimist Club Florida, Inc., The Villages, FL  7/17
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Marion County, Summerfield, FL  2/17
Vets Memorial Post 347, Lady Lake, FL  8/17
VFW Belleview Memorial Post 8083 Bingo Account, Belleview, FL  10/16
Mart & Patricia Waters – Stick Horse Races, The Villages, FL  (2/17)
Edwin & Nancy White, Orlando, FL  In Memory of George Derk  10/17

ZENYATTA DONOR  (Annual gifts of $250-499)
Garland & Janette Arch, Ocala, FL  3/16
Coast to Coast Club of Stonecrest, Summerfield, FL  12/17
Nicole Coles, Merritt Island, FL  3/17
Danielle’s Foundation, Philadelphia, PA 1/17
Howard & Fairy Eskildsen, Ocala, FL 12/17
P. Giordano, The Villages, FL  12/16
Dorothy Henry, Ocala, FL  3/17
Kimber Hoopengarner, Ocala, FL  Donation to sponsor Horseshow shirts (5/17)
Robert Howe, Shrewsbury, MA  12/17
In Sync Swimmers, Summerfield, FL  5/16
Lozada Accounting, PA, Ocala, FL  (7/16)
Pat Marlow, Ocala, FL  8/17
Jason Modell, Asheville, NC  (7/16)
Bruce & Barbara Reissfelder, Ocala, FL  1/17
Stonecrest Veterans Club, Summerfield, FL  1/17
STRIDE Dressage Association, Reddick, FL 12/17
Cheryl Vaughn, in honor of Sally Ann Lyle, Houston, TX 12/17
Penny Wars, Ocala, FL  9/17
Dr. Dana Waters, Ocala, FL  12/17

SEABISCUIT DONORS (Annual gifts of $100-249)
Garland & Janet Arch, Ocala, FL in honor of Karen Cunningham’s Birthday 5/17  5/17
Jay & Linda Besecker, The Villages, FL  In Memory of George Derk and Ross Rath 11/17
Anita Bizzotto, Washington, DC 12/17
Robert & Pat Boyce, Fruitland Park, FL  11/16
Deborah Camp, Ocala, FL  5/16
Carson & Zaukas Families in Memory of James Byron Hobson 4/16
Gregory & Nancy Chaump, Summerfield, FL  10/16
Danny & Joyce Clark, Somerset, KY  1/16
Danny & Wanda Clark, The Villages, FL  12/16
Aliye Cullu, Ocala, FL  5/16
Community Bank & Trust, Ocala FL  2/16
Lawrence & Edna Deal, Groton, MA in Memory of James Byron Hobson 4/16
Eugene Diamond, Ocala, FL 12/17
Tessa Drury Living Trust, Lowell, FL  1/16
Cecile Dunn, Dunn Haven Farm, Weirsdale, FL  2/16
Kathy Edgell, Ocala, FL  1/17
Lynn Esapite, Summerfield, FL  2/17
Robert & Kay Estes, Alachua, FL  1/16
Denise Evans, Ocala, FL  1/16
Janice Faulkner, Stuart, FL  11/17
Richard & Margaret Fenstermacher, Nesquehoning, PA  In Memory of George Derk 10/17 10/17
Fine Arts for Ocala, Ocala, FL  in memory of Luna Weakley’s beloved horse 10/16
Lawrence & Faith Giguere, The Villages, FL  1/17
Daniel Godsden, Ocala, FL  (4/16)
Greater Ocala Womans Club, Ocala, FL  5/16
Sue Gustavson, Dunnellon, FL  5/16
Mary Jenkins, Ocala, FL  4/16
Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc., Ocala, FL  5/17 (5/17)
C. Wayne & Susan King, Ocala, FL  5/16
Kiscellus Trust, Ocala, FL  4/16
Bruce & Katherine Kole, The Villages, FL  12/16
Kathy Looper, Lebanon, KY in Memory of James Byron Hobson 4/16
Live Care Center of America, Inc., Ocala, FL  Donation for Run WIth The Law 5K 11/17
Kirby & Sandra Manning, Oc
ala, FL  1/16
Cynthia Marchese, Ocala, FL  3/16
James & Lynette Miller, Ft. Myers, FL 1/16
O. Napoleon Monroe, Lancaster, PA  3/17
Jim & Maryanne Montgomery, Ocala, FL  4/16
John Morse, Ocala, FL  (7/16)
Alicia Moran in Memory of James Byron Hobson 4/16
Robin Onufrock 12/17
Palm Cay Bingo, Ocala, FL  2/16
William & Claudia Parkhurst, Williston, FL  (7/16)
Recycle All Electronics, Morgan Cole, Ocala, FL  5K Sponsor 10/17
Marjorie Richards, Fall Hay Challenge 12/17
Bert & Eileen Ritter, Belleview, FL  1/17
Jay & Holly Rubin, Ocala, FL in Memory of James Hobson 5/16
Michael & Michele Rumpf, Ootewah, TN 12/16
Richard Schneider, Ocala, FL 7/17
Marvin and Fran Schrieber, Ocala, FL  12/17
Fred & Nellie Jean Schunmann, Ocala, FL  1/17
Tom & Kathy Sparks, Ocala, FL  1/17
Norman & Barbara Stein, Summerfield, FL 11/16
James & Nancy Steinmark, Summerfield, FL  8/17
Don Stewart Stables, Ocala, FL  1/17
Kenneth Ward, Ocala, FL  in memory of Pauline Ward 5/16
Shannon Whitaker, Fall Hay Challenge 12/17
Nina Whitener, Williston, FL  4/16
Thea Wilcox, Summerfield, FL  (3/17)

SEATTLE SLEW DONORS (Annual gifts of $50-99)
Robert & Mary Barger, Ocala, FL  (7/16)
Berrettini Feed Specialist, Ocala FL  5K Sponsor 11/17
Burner & Associates, Ocala, FL  5K Sponsor 11/17
Charles Brydon, Waynetown, IN  (9/16)
Diane Calfee, Floral City, FL  12/16
Karen Campbell, The Villages, FL  5/16
Sheila Cowen, Inverness, FL 5/16
Roger & Joan Crayton in honor of Royce’s birthday, The Villages, FL  (4/16)
Patrick & Dana Curley, Newtown Square, PA  In Memory of George Derk 10/17
Vera Derk, The Villages, FL In Memory of Ross Rath 11/17
Equine Medical Center of Ocala, Ocala, FL  In memory of Heather Kimball-Spence 3/16
Evans Discount Foods, Ocala FL 5/16  
Good Apple Equine Consignment, Ocala, FL (5/15)
Sue Havel, Ocala, FL 12/16
Alfred & Kathryn Herndon, Floral City, FL  1/17
Samantha Horne, 12/17
Jack Huggins, Webster, NY  1/16

Gayle Hutton, The Villages, FL  9/16
Don & April Irvin, Hockey, TX (11/16)
Laura Click, The Villages 12/16
Bonnie Jacobs, Hernando, FL  5/16
Margaret Jaeger, Pottsville, PA, In Memory of George Derk 12/17
Kristen Martinello, Morriston, FL (11/16)
Micanopy Animal Hospital, Micanopy, FL  2/16
National Association of Social Workers, The Villages, FL  2/17
On Top of The World Singles Club, Ocala, FL  4/17
Mary Ozburn, The Villages, FL  In Memory of George Derk 10/17
Patricia Patrick, Summerfield, FL 12/16
Constance Price, The Villages, FL  In Memory of Earleen Keyon’s dog Teddy 12/17
Carolyn Rainbow, Ocala, FL  12/17
Jan Rath, The Villages, FL  In Memory of George Derk 10/17
Marjorie Richards, Reddick, FL  Fall Hay Challenge 12/17
Gail Rocke, Pekin, IL  1/16
Holly Rubin, Ocala, FL  12/16
M.L. Sahr, Ocala, FL  7/17
Frank & Jill Stopka, Ocala, FL 3/16
Timothy & Gail Thomas, Towson, MD  In Memory of George Derk 10/17
Donna Valyko, Chardon, OH
Glen & Betty Venable, Zellwood, FL  5/16
Norma Vollmar Trust, Summerfield, FL  Irene Gentile Fund 2/16
Ceil Waters, Savannah, GA  in memory of Jay William “Buddy” Lee 10/16
Linda Weimann, Fernandina Beach, FL  1/17

RUFFIAN DONORS (Annual gifts of $25-49)
Helena Baldyga, West Hurley, NY  8/17
Barbara Combs, The Villages, FL  (7/16)
Jacqueline DeRosa, Lady Lake, FL  in the name of Doris Devoti (9/16)
Samuel & Deborah Farrell, Gainesville, GA 1/17
Fakhoury Medical and Chiropractic Center, Ocala, FL  8/17
W. Giordano, In Honor of Sierra Handy, The Villages, FL  2/16
Mary Ann Hamrick, Ocala, FL  1/17
Barbara Haus, The Villages, FL  In Memory of George Derk 10/17
John & Shirley Iorio, The Villages, FL  In Memory of George Derk 10/17
Dustin Keuntjes 12/17
Daniel & Pamela Klick, Napierville, IL  (7/16)
William & Nancy Maleske, Ocala, FL  (4/16)
John & Susan Neubauer, The Villages 1/17
Jon Orr, Summerfield, FL  1/16
James & Diane Rouse, The Villages, FL  In Memory of George Derk 10/17
Robert & Concetta Schalles, The Villages, FL  In Memory of George Derk 10/17
Albert & Nancy Trapuzzano, Hollywood, PA In Memory of Ross Rath 11/17
Ceil Water, Ocala, FL  in Memory of “Emma”, beloved cat of Carol Sonenshein

FRIENDS OF MTRA (Annual gifts of under $25)
Dale & Janet Barber, Ocala, FL  (1/16)
Evelyn Brauer, The Villages, FL  In Memory of George Derk 10/17
Dennis & Mary Callahan, Ocala, FL 4/16
Doggie Dude Ranch, Ocala, FL  1/16
Sherry Herndon, Inverness, FL 1/17
Lisa Hunter, Ocala, FL  (7/16)
Linda Daley-Stevenson, Citrus, FL  12/16
David & Susan Jaman, The Villages, FL In Memory of George Derk,  11/17

Paula Kamman, Fall Hay Challenge 12/17
Diane Keris, Ocala, FL  12/17
Francis & Cathy King, Ocala, FL  1/17
Diana Meierhenry, Ocala, FL  2/17
Randy & Coleen Peiz, The Villages, FL  11/17
Nancy Simpkins, The Villages, FL  In Memory of George Derk 11/17
Guiomar Tamen, Ocala, FL  1/17
Joseph Violanti, Sr., The Villages, FL  In Memory of George Derk 10/17
Alfred & Madeline Weiss, Ocala, FL  (1/16)