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PIN OAK CHARITY HORSE SHOW ASSOCIATION
June 25, 2011

Pin Oak Charity Horse Show has long been one of my favorite charities in Houston. I remember loving this "event" as a child growing up here. As luck and love would have it I came to be a volunteer with the charity. After volunteering with them for a year, they asked that I stepped up to be a Board member and I was thrilled. Over the past couple of years I have seen what Pin Oak does for the community in its own special way. People come from all over the nation to ride at this charity horse show and all the while all proceeds benefit Texas Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. The children from local schools come out and tour the horse show and get to see all the actions. Pin Oak volunteers and Board Members plan art days and visits to the hospital during the year. Sometimes we even bring a long a miniature horse for their enjoyment. Having my own small children, I realize what kind of impact Pin Oak has on my medical community. Having a horse show which so many people have as their passion be beneficial to our children's well-being is wonderful. Pin Oak has been a pleasure to support and volunteer for over the past years. I am personally looking forward to watching it continue to grow and strengthen with time.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The impact that they make in the hospital. Pin Oak Charity Horse Show was responsible for building Texas Children's Hospital. It continues to play a role in committed pledges and support of Texas Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to seek more volunteers for year round support at all events. Get the word out that although the horse show is the catalyst for our donation a volunteer does not have to be a horse person to help out with the charity.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Volunteered by implementing a yearly raffle in conjunction with the horse show. I maintained that position for a couple years before moving onto the board and watching over a specific breed at the show.