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Our Sponsors


**PLATINUM sponsor**

Doris Harden, Lubbock TX $5000 (2010)

Eta Upsilon, Dalhart TX $6800 (2010)


** DIAMOND sponsor**

Allen & Becky Voight, Hartley TX $1100 (2012)
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Dumas TX $2500 (2010)
Cargill, Dalhart TX $1500 (for Safety Equipment)(2010)
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Dumas TX $1000 (2009)


**GOLD sponsor**

Hilmar Cheese Company-Dalhart $500 (2014)

Xi Delta Gamma, Preceptor Lambda & Laureate Gamma, Dalhart $600 (2010)
Scott Power & Equipment-Dalhart LLC $500 (2009)

Dalhart Cruisers Car Club $500 (2009)

Hilmar Cheese Company-Dalhart $500 (2009)

**SILVER sponsor**

O'Reilly's Auto Parts, Dalhart TX $200 (2013) 

Xi Delta Gamma, Dalhart TX $200 (2012) 
Mike & Debbie Ford, Dalhart TX $250 (2012)
The Keel Family, Dalhart TX $250 (2012)
The Corner Store - Dalhart $250 (2009)

**BRONZE sponsor**

Gina & Erin Ivens, through Network for Good $50 (2013)

B&B Liquor Store $50 (2009)

Beth Moore $50 (2009)

Horses Donated to the program

  • "Tibby" , an aged QH gelding, was offered to the Hiner family by Mark and Stacy Armstrong of Amarillo, TX.  Tibby will be shared with the OAT Program. (Deceased, of old age)
  • "Cricket", a 5 yr old Welsh-cross pony was donated to OAT by Kathleen O'Shea of Blarney Stone Equestrian Center in Lubbock, TX. (Sold, for donation)

Outside Horses – Used in the program

  • "Bluebird", "Pumpkin" and "Chester", owned by Mike and Shirley Newman of Dalhart, TX, are used in the program.
  • "Biscuit", donated by Mr. McEvers of Dalhart back in 2008.

Equipment Donations

  • HANDICAP RAMP - materials donated and welding performed by Austin Stephens of Dalhart, TX
  • Saddle rack donated by Beau Peters, program farrier, of Amarillo, TX
  • Hanging feeders, aluminum stock tank (water), grain storage containers and grain scoops donated by Dr. Bill Swartz of Dalhart, TX 
  • 2 adult riding helmets were donated by Kurt & Jeaneal Presley of Dalhart, TX
  • Scott Power & Equipment donated 8 steel barrels to be used as obstacles in the riding sessions.
  • (9) 10’ joints of 4" PVC was donated by A to Z Home Center to be used as obstacles in the riding sessions.
  • 2 adult riding helmets were donated by Phyllis Brooks of Dalhart, TX

Memorials 

  • $25 (in lieu of flowers) In Memory of Dorothy Bailey (1922 - 2009) by Gwen Lockhart, Dalhart TX
  • $20 (in lieu of flowers) In Memory of Dorothy Bailey (1922 - 2009) by Walter & Linda Olivarez, Dalhart TX
  • $25 (in lieu of flowers) In Memory of Dorothy Bailey (1922 - 2009) by Dick Black, Denver CO
  • $100 (in lieu of flowers) In Memory of Dorothy Bailey (1922 - 2009) by Tom Black, Denver CO
  • $50 (in lieu of flowers) In Memory of Dorothy Bailey (1922 - 2009) by K&S Vega
  • $25 (in lieu of flowers) In Memory of Dorothy Bailey (1922 - 2009) by Gwen Lockhart, Dalhart TX (August)
  • $25 (in lieu of flowers) In Memory of Dorothy Bailey (1922 - 2009) by Gwen Lockhart, Dalhart TX (September)
  • $50 (in lieu of flowers) In Memory of Dorothy Bailey (1922 - 2009) by Jean Scott, Newbrunsfel TX
  • a $25 donation was made in lieu of flowers to the family of Becky McClellan by Knot and Betty Fletcher
  • a $25 donation was made in lieu of flowers to the family of John Emmitt William by Knot and Betty Fletcher
  • a $25 donation was made in lieu of flowers to Mary Jane Ray, in memory of her brother who recently died of cancer, by Knot and Betty Fletcher

Participant Sponsors

  • a $25 donation was made on behalf of Dale Rollins by Jackie Berge

Money Donations

  • a cash donation was made by Terri Hein
  • a cash donation was made by Scott Renick
  • a cash donation was made by Russell Lange
  • a cash donation was made by Francis Sintas
  • a cash donation was made by Helen's Game Room

Feed Donations

  • Discount offered by Mark Schumacher and Stockman’s Feedbunk of Dalhart, TX
  • 1 large round bale of Hay Grazer donated by Hartley Feedlot
  • 1 large round bale of Hay Grazer donated by Hartley Feedlot (June 2010)
  • $260 for hay was donated by the Dalhart Corner Store on 7th and Denver Ave (2010)
  • $300 was paid on our account at Stockman's Feedbunk by Bobby and Becky White of Dalhart, TX (2010) 
  • 10 large round bales were donated by Premium Standard Farms of Dalhart, TX (2010)

Fundraiser Donations

  • Coronado Feeders of Dalhart, TX - 50 lbs of brisket was donated to OAT for the May 25th Summer Picnic; a community event.
  • Bobby & Becky White of Dalhart, TX - Several pounds of uncooked Chicken was donated to OAT for the 2010 Spring Picnic at the park. 
  • Hodies BBQ of Dalhart, TX - for cooking the brisket and chicken for the May 25th Summer Picnic; a community event.
  • United Supermarket of Dalhart, TX - $50 gift card was donated to OAT for the May 25th Summer Picnic; a community event.
  • Danny Smallwood of Dalhart, TX - 5 cases of water to be sold at Trail of Sales fundraiser; proceeds to profit OAT.  (2009, 2010)
  • Hilmar Cheese of Dalhart, TX - $171 was donated to OAT; the money was raised at the Dalhart Block Party during the Hilmar Grilled Cheese Sandwich fundraiser!  Thanks Hilmar! 
  • Pat Waide of Dalhart, TX - a Mare and Foal Oil Painting was donated to OAT for a Halloween Raffle.  Thank you Pat for the beautiful painting!

Professional Services Donations

  • An indoor riding barn has been offered to OAT to be used during winter therapy sessions, courtesy of Hardy and Patsy Gordon of Dalhart, TX
  • XIT Communications has offered free advertising on XITv Channel 1
  • Leroy Schaffner and the Coon Memorial Hospital have generously donated use of the hospital Board room for monthly OAT Board meetings as well as use of color printer and video presentation equipment to be used for marketing purposes (2009-2011).
  • XIT Rangers and Jerry "J.W." Cozbey for providing Horse Safety training at a reduced cost to those involved in our program.
  • Discount offered by Twist Junction Veterinary Services and Michael Atha, DVM
  • West Texas Gas of Dalhart, TX offered the use of a truck, trailer and driver for the OAT float in the 2009 XIT Parade.  A special thanks to Rusty Hembree for his time preparing the trailer to accomodate our participants safely!
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Our THANKS to  Dover Saddlery for their support!!!  

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