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					Spring 2005

horse barns and arena dedicated to first program director
From left: Cyndi Dabney, Linda Griffith, Cheryl Christman at dedication ceremony

Cyndi Fonda Dabney Therapeutic Riding Center
he horse arena and barn at Eagle Mount are now officially named the Cyndi Fonda Dabney Therapeutic Riding Center. The dedication ceremony, complete with champagne and remarks about the early history of the riding program, was held June 12th with Cyndi telling the story. “When Linda (Griffith) called me to tell me about the dedication, she asked if I might informally tell how the riding program was started and make some brief remarks about the people and participants involved,” Cyndi recalled. “So I came to the ceremony prepared to share my experience, meet former volunteers and clients, and to celebrate Eagle Mount’s recent designation as a premier accredited center by North American Riding Association for the Handicapped.” The surprise came when Cyndi was asked to help remove the tarp covering the large blue and white lettered sign displaying her name. “I was overwhelmed, so surprised and honored. I never suspected anything, although I did wonder why some of my personal friends were in the gathering. And both my kids, Alex, 18, and Cameron, 15, had come along because I thought it important that they know something about what I was involved in when they were young, infants in fact. Many times I had dragged them along to my classes.”

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Cyndi tells the following story of how she helped Bob and Greta Mathis with their dream of launching Eagle Mount: “As a child I had always had the dream of having a camp for disabled children and adults. So when I learned that Greta and Bob Mathis were interested in establishing a program for the disabled I contacted them and found out that we shared a similar dream. I felt that we should start off immediately with a ski program. I contacted Terry Abelin, then manager at Bridger Bowl, and presented him with our idea. Because I had no knowledge of the size of the local disabled community, I told him that maybe 20 or 30 students might show up. Ninety-five showed up for the first ski program in the winter of 84-85.” “The following summer in 1985 we launched the horse program, using the arena at the Woosley Ranch at Sedan for several seasons. And as the program grew, we later used local facilities lent to us by Terry Fluke, the Flying D Ranch at Spanish Creek, and Debbie Butterfield. Sometimes we were able to board our animals at these arenas, but mostly we had to trailer horses to the lesson site. In the early years, I toted my kids along with the horses and tack.” Then in 1995 it all changed. Eagle Mount was gifted an 8,400 square foot indoor arena and a 4,800 square foot ~1~

attached stable by a group of friends in Big Sky: Ken and Ruth Gerrard, and Dave Shelton. The buildings were dismantled piece by piece and transported from Big Sky to their new home at the Eagle Mount Center. Thus the riding program had its own permanent home; no longer did the staff have to move its participants, volunteers, tack and horses to the borrowed arenas which had served the program from its beginning in 1985. By then the program was being conducted by Barb Bailly and later by Gina George LaRoche and Cheryl Christman, who is the present equine director. Cyndi came to Eagle Mount with a caring heart for others and a strong background in working with people with disabilities. Following her graduation from University of Colorado, she accepted an internship at the Denver Children’s Hospital where she was a member of a total therapy program. Her major,
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20th Annual

Winter Ball
Sat. Nov 13th • 5:30p.m. Bozeman’s premeir black-tie fundraising event.

Little Kids camp: tigers, bugs, drums & more
hen a group of youngsters, ages 5 through 9, come together for fun and adventure you can imagine the challenges facing the camp counselors. In mid-June Eagle Mount brought 10 such kids together at Camp Braveheart at Hyalite Youth Camp near Bozeman. Even though each camper is experiencing a form of cancer, they are normal kids eager to forget their illness and ready to enjoy the outdoor activities planned for them and their parents. Here are some highlights from that retreat --- Julia Nielson, program director. Big Sky Kids visit Animals of Montana. Trevor’s first fish brings a smile. • Festive masks got campers in the mood for the opening night Mardi Gras party. The masks, and other decorations provided by Kathy Simkins and her family, appeared and reappeared during camp • Campers visited Animals of Montana, an organization that houses animals used in the movie industry. They met Coco, the marshmallow-eating grizzly, a black panther and lion. The fighting badgers stirred up excitement during their visit and the kids loved it when the wolves howled. Tevia, a spitfire from Salt Lake, was fascinated with the Skyler and Jacob take a closer look at bugs. The drums sounded all week long. wolves and wondered, “why were they pacing back and forth?” • Although the weather was less than ideal, the kids caught some keepers with Trout Unlimited. • They explored under rocks and played bug bingo, finding waterskippers, grasshoppers, and beetles during forest field outings with the Montana Outdoor Science School. When MOSS exhibited a display of creepy crawlies, Tevia’s Mom, Molly, immediately showed her dislike for bugs. Tevia, however, wanted to touch and play with all the bugs, including a tarantula. Lorretta Litchwadt was the hula queen! Daniel and Skyler enjoy Mardi Gras night. • Chet with the Rhythm and Dance store brought his African drums so that campers could drum out their own beats and sounds around the campfire. • Spiderman fan Bret, a five-year-old from Anaconda, fell out of his bed the first night but was soon provided a big safety web of rope woven by staffer Cara Libatore who said that “spiderman had visited his cabin and didn’t want him to fall out ever again.” • Jill Bough, a nationally recognized photographer found lots of faces and events to record on film, pictures she has donated to Eagle Mount. MSU students visit for face painting. Trevor feeling victorious at his first horse ride. • Susan Goedell played a dual role as nurse and craft person, juggling health duties and organizing the multiple craft projects. • There were ten campers: Skyyler, Donnie, Danyelle, Lorretta, Trevor, Anthony, Joshua, Jacob and Tevia. Jacob’s dad, Jon Christeson, is a professional videographer and will produce a video of “Camp Braveheart 2004.” • Campers penned letters to the “Little Old Man in the Woods,” who invisibly watched over the camp and surprisingly answered messages written to him. It is believed, but not proven, that counselors burned the midnight oil helping this magical figure with his letter writing. • A farewell slumber party was held on awards night in the lodge minus any curfew on laughing, dancing, skipping and crying. To lighten the mood, the group joined in a last hokey pokey. Camp Braveheart truly was a magical experience for all. (Editors’ note: Camp Braveheart for younger campers is one of three Big Sky Kids programs. It is a sister to the Big Sky Kids Adventure for children with cancer ages 10 to 16 and to the Young Adult Retreat for older individuals with cancer, ages 16-23. The Big Sky Kids Adventure was started in 1985 and celebrated its 20th camp in July at Big Sky, Montana for fifteen kids and parents. The Young Adult Retreat was held in early August and included such activities as horseback riding, kayaking, trekking to back country geysers and camping out at Yellowstone Lake. Eleven campers enjoyed this experience.) ~2~

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Aquatic Therapy and Golf Summer Programs expand to Belgrade

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agle Mount has expanded two of its therapeutic programs to neighboring Belgrade, a rural community near Bozeman. The swim program has “splashed” into the Super 8 motel and the golf program has “teed” off at Gallatin Valley Golf Center. Pat Whitlock, who is the program director for both programs, exclaims, “There is a real need for our programs in Belgrade as the community has many special education students who can not make it to classes in Bozeman.”
A heartfelt thanks to the Belgrade Super 8, the Wingate Inn, the Grantree Inn, and to all the dedicated extraordinary volunteers who make the aquatics program work. The Gallatin Valley Golf Center in Belgrade becomes the third facility to partner with Eagle Mount to offer golf lessons to students. Valley View Golf Club in Bozeman has been a part of the program for 12 years and Cottonwood Golf Club outside of Bozeman has been on board for the past 5 years. “We started off the Belgrade program this summer with four excited students who were coached in the fundamentals and the fun of playing golf,” explains Pat Whitlock The center has a driving range, a 3-hole course, plus an indoor putting green with a sand trap.

Belgrade classes at the Super 8 are in addition to those that have been held for years at the Wingate and the Grantree Inns in Bozeman. According to program director Pat Whitlock, “The Super 8 Motel has a wonderful pool with a shower and space to change clothes.” Volunteers Michelle Letendre and Kristi Wetsch report, “Everyone is having lots of fun in the cool clean water.” Michelle and Kristi forgo their lunch hour to help an energetic group of kids enjoy swimming and learn water safety. The three programs, through the generosity of these motels, provide a unique summer experience for nearly 60 participants. “Warm water aquatic exercises are vital to the health of many of these participants, “ explains Pat. “We serve a wide range of disabilities in the program.”

Aquatic Therapy:

Golf:

Nine golfers played at Valley View Golf Club this season. While enjoying the peaceful beauty of the golf course and the friendly caring staff, the golfers practiced basic fundamentals and played some holes with their volunteers after they graduated from the driving range. The Cottonwood golf class has benefited from the generosity of Hill Larson and his staff for 5 years. The club’s assistant golf pro and some very talented volunteers are the instructors. Home students from the REACH program fill up this class for the opportunity to practice on the driving range and playing the par-3 executive course. “The volunteer instructors are doing a great job and the golf course is in super shape,” according to Pat. Bridger Creek golf course has offered its facility for a fourth class. Anyone with a disability who is interested in joining this class is asked to contact Pat Whitlock at 586-1781 for information. “Golf provides a lifetime of outdoor fun and excitement. We wish to thank the management of these community golf courses for allowing our special clients to learn the grand old game of golf,” explains Pat.

Classy wheels put to work in horticulture program

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t’s a golf cart. No, it’s a Cadillac. Actually it’s both and you can see it at Eagle Mount where it is in service “tooling” Greg Ance around the Center while performing his gardening duties. The Cadillac cart is the gift of Jim and Mary Cashman of Las Vegas who donated the cart after learning about Eagle Mount’s recreational therapy programs for people with disabilities from supporter Don Norem.

Greg Ance can now motor through Eagle Mount gardens.

It arrived last spring when volunteers Ken and Daryl Henning drove their truck to Ennis for the pick up and delivery service to Eagle Mount. “This is no ordinary golf cart,” states Linda Griffith, CEO. “It’s a dark metallic blue replica of a Cadillac, complete with fancy wheels, turn signals, am/fm radio and wood grain dash. It brings a smile to the face of everyone who sees it.” Greg Ance is Eagle Mount’s volunteer horticulture program rector. In 1996, he was stricken with Gillian-Barre virus, which sulted in significant paralysis in his limbs. Now Greg has a rfect vehicle in which to travel around the garden beds rather an in a less stable wheelchair. He carries his tools and supplies the golf bag carrier on the rear of the cart. The cart will also play a future role at the Center when a trail is ablished around the perimeter of the property. “Our plans call for such a trail, allowing us to provide severely handicapped participants an opportunity to go on a “hike/ride” to enjoy the sun and fresh air,” explains Linda. “Who knows the golf cart might also appear in a parade or two in the future.” Linda further stated, “We are so grateful to the Cashmans for this fun and fabulous vehicle, and to Don Norem for suggesting us to them. It is a gift of entertainment, freedom and mobility for our participants.”

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Chief Operations Officer is appointed
has tripled. The development agle Mount is pleased to of revenue resources has introduce Vicki Luquette, kept pace with the program who has joined the team to growth. The role of the fill the new position of Chief Executive Director has always Operations Officer (COO). included both supervision of For three years prior to the day-to-day operations and coming to Eagle Mount, Vicki responsibility for developing was the Deputy Director of and implementing all fund a non-profit, policy building Vicki Luquette raising resources. At their organization, Institute for October 2003 meeting, the Eagle Mount Public Strategies (IPS). Prior to that, Board of Directors decided to split she worked at Exxon Corporation for 17 the eight page Executive Director’s job years, filling positions that varied from description into two more manageable Administrative Services Supervisor to positions. Regional Human Resources Manager, Executive Director Linda Griffith has a providing services for more than 1,500 new title, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), employees. and remains responsible for the overall In between her Exxon experience and leadership of Eagle Mount, facilitating her work at IPS, Vicki spent three years and guiding it to its fullest potential. providing an intensive therapy program This involves focusing on Resource for her son, Travis, who has Autistic Development and spending more time Spectrum Disorder. Travis is now 12 working with the Board of Directors and participates in the ski, horseback and major investors. As the new COO, riding, swimming, kayaking, and fishing Vicki Luquette assumes responsibility programs with Eagle Mount. for supervising day-to-day operations “Vicki’s experience, both professional and for providing an atmosphere where and personal, is of the highest possible extraordinary employee and program quality,” states Linda Griffith, CEO. development will continue to take place. “But, most importantly, she has the vision “The addition of Chief Operations and the heart to help take Eagle Mount Officer, especially with Vicki Luquette to new levels in providing life-changing in that role, is a positive and exciting opportunities to all who come through change for Eagle Mount,” states Nick our doors.” Ehli, Board President. “We look forward As Eagle Mount has grown through to taking Eagle Mount to a new level of the years, the number of Administrative innovative programming in service to our Staff has remained the same, even though community.” the number of participants and volunteers

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A Brit in Bozeman forges new ties for disabled sports
efore a tragic horse riding accident in 1969, John Finnie of Yorkshire had achieved honors for his horse riding, middleweight boxing, and for coaching soccer in the British army. As a twenty-year-old in 1963 John Finnie he joined the Royal Dragoons Tank Regiment, which was later amalgamated with the House Guards whose members protect the Royal Family and Palace and serve on active duty. Finnie, who spent July and August at Eagle Mount observing its therapeutic riding program, tells how the riding accident changed his life. “Following the accident and hearing the diagnosis that I might not ever be able to walk again, I spent the following 19 years having operations and therapy. During those long years of recovery I began to feel the need for a new purpose in my life, the need to give something back. So I set about planning, saving, and recruiting sponsors for an equestrian charity for disabled kids.”
Finnie (cont. opposite page)

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Lisa T. “Bikes with the Eagles” over mountains to raise funds

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trip from Bozeman to Columbus via Red Lodge is a scenic and adventurous automobile trip through the mountains. On a bike it is an arduous journey of some 260 miles with many ups and downs and over two passes, Colter and Beartooth, of which the Beartooth is 10,947 feet in elevation. Yet Lisa T. Hathaway considered this difficult ride just part of the challenge of completing her fifth annual “Biking with the Eagles” fund/friend raising event for her two favorite charities, Eagle Mount and StandUp For Kids. With the support of sponsors and friends, Lisa T. has raised over $15,000 on her five rides. Harry Johnson, an Alaska businessman now living in Bozeman, joined her on the benefit ride for the second year. Harry and Lisa T. became acquainted “on the road” when Harry found her pushing her bike with a flat tire. He fixed her tire and has been helping her since. Besides biking, Harry is a competitive triathlete and marathon runner. As a survivor of a traumatic brain injury in a car accident in October 1991, Lisa T. has been both a participant and volunteer in many of the recreational therapeutic programs at Eagle Mount while at the same time attending classes at Montana State University. She is also active in the congregational life of the Grand Avenue Christian Church where her pastor, Tony Alonzo,

says, “Lisa’s spirit is always open to new opportunities for helping where the need is greatest.” Her church provides a van, or sag wagon in biker language, to follow her on her ride. It backs her up with food, drink, clothes, and bike maintenance tools . Both Lisa and Harry had a flat tire on this recent ride. StandUp For Kids, based in San Diego, is an all-volunteer organization committed to helping homeless and street kids in the United States. Lisa T. became familiar with the organization in 2001 when she and a group of students from Montana State University spent spring break meeting and helping such kids on the streets of San Diego. Following intensive rehabilitation and during her recovery, Lisa T. set a goal for herself: to someday be accepted into the Peace Corps. Still her ultimate dream, she hopes to enter the Peace Corps following her graduation from MSU in May 2006 with a BS in social geography. Lisa T. credits many people who have helped her along the way, but especially Linda Miller of the Elk Horn Ranch in the Gallatin Canyon, where Lisa worked before her injury. “Linda has always been there for me, visiting me in the rehab center twice in Vermont and encouraging me to keep a positive attitude and to carry on with my goal.”

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Farewell to Two Friends
Richard Barton
hen Dick and Connie Barton moved from Illinois to Montana in the early 1980’s, Dick was recently retired as an attorney for Chicago Bridge and Iron. They moved into their log home up Beaver Creek near Big Sky anticipating a new life and adventure. At about the same time Eagle Mount was a fledgling organization in Bozeman, just getting established and seeking volunteers and supporters. Being accustomed to serving and giving in their former hometown of Dick Barton Oak Brook, the Bartons soon were participating in Big Sky activities and becoming a part of the Eagle Mount family. Dick, who died last March 15th at his home after a two and one-half year journey with cancer, will be remembered for his loyal commitment to Eagle Mount and the Big Sky Kids cancer program. He and Connie have sponsored a “Kid” each year since l986. In l988 he became a member of the Board of Directors and during his three year stint on the board Dick helped set the direction of the young but expanding Eagle Mount and I Am Third Foundation, Eagle Mount’s parent organization. Dick also stepped forward and served as the temporary Executive Director in l989 when the director retired and until a new director was hired. A believer in service to one’s country, Dick served as a civil engineer in the Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater and remained active in the Naval Active Reserve for the next 20 years, retiring with the rank of commander. Although retired from the legal world, he certainly did not retire from performing community service. He became a volunteer member of the local advisory zoning committee and fireboard and always lent a hand at the annual “tent raising” for outdoor performances presented by the Big Sky Association of the Arts. He showed up for tent duty before and after Connie’s term as president. Readers of the weekly Lone Peak Lookout were amused, entertained and jogged into thinking by his regular columns that appeared over the years under the title, “Reflections from the Beaver Bond.” Dick was the father of seven children: Kathy Bouchard, Kevin, and Richard of the Big Sky and Bozeman area; Joan Van Netta of Iowa City, Iowa; Connie Lynn of Ashland, Oregon; Dan of New Milford, Connecticut, and Phil of Lafayette, California. They survive him with Connie and 14 grandchildren. Dick was a faithful friend, full of humor and wise counsel. We shall miss him.

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Mark won many awards and accolades for his music and assisted Christopher Parkening in his Classical Guitar Master Class at Montana State University. Most recently, Mark was the director of choirs and bands at Manhattan Christian School. “Mark and Kathy were very much a part of Eagle Mount’s beginning,” recalls Bob Mathis, Eagle Mount co-founder. “In 1984 when we had barely begun the riding program at Sedan near the I Am Third Ranch, they played and sang for the participants and volunteers at a nearby country school.” Greta Mathis further explains, “Our son, Harry, who was the first executive director of Eagle Mount, was a close friend of Mark’s. Mark was like a brother to him. Mark and Kathy were very generous to play and sing for several informal gatherings in those very early days before Eagle Mount became the large and thriving community that it has become. They entertained at the very first camp for the Big Sky Kids and their sponsors.” He is survived by his wife, Kathy and son, Matthew; his parents, John and Idessa Tyers, all of Bozeman and his brother, Dan, of Gardiner. The family has asked that memorials be sent to Manhattan Christian School’s music fund.

Mark & Kathy Tyers perform at the first Big Sky Kids Adventure in 1985.

Finnie (cont. from previous page)

Mark Tyers

agle Mount has lost an old and dear friend. Mark Tyers passed away on June 21, 2004. Mark and his wife, Kathy, accomplished folk singers and musicians, entertained at Big Sky Kids camps and other Eagle Mount events from the very earliest years. Mark’s is also the lyric-baritone voice that brings warmth and compassion to the narration of Eagle Mount’s video, “Dreams Become Reality.”

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Besides observing therapy techniques at Eagle Mount, Finnie was also searching for a Montana property on which to establish a sports ranch that will host disabled and bereaved kids from all over the world. Finnie especially wants to train young kids who would not otherwise have such an opportunity. “I believe that giving children a chance to acquire new physical skills from patient and expert instructors will help boost their confidence and self respect,” he enthusiastically explains in his British accent. Following his stay in Bozeman, he returned to the United Kingdom to conduct a farm school in northern England for 20 youngsters who lost one or both parents in the Chernobyl disaster on April 26, 1986. The fire and explosion that tore apart the nuclear reactor and released large amounts of radioactive isotopes into the atmosphere killed 31 people and seriously injured 200 others. These children are still coping with this incident. In September he will be off for India for a threemonth program working with displaced and disabled children in that country.

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Arena Dedication (cont. from page 1)

recreational therapy, was a new major at UC and she was pleased to join a team of other therapists (physical, occupational, speech, etc.) in their combined work of helping children. While in this job she became involved in a ski program at Winter Park, CO directed by Hal O’Leary, who had been teaching disabled skiers for many years. His program, now the well known Disabled Sports and Recreation Center at Winter Park, was exactly the type of work that Cyndi had always dreamed about. Her first job took her to Steamboat Springs, Co., where she worked in a federal and state supported recreational therapy program, serving rural clients in northwest Colorado. Following O’Leary’s example, she established a ski program for disabled clients at the Steamboat Springs ski resort. A few years later she was employed at the United Cerebral Palsy Center in Denver, where she met Jon Hesse who was teaching at the center. (Jon, an Olympic bound athlete when he lost his leg to cancer, would later study law at the University of Montana, move to Livingston, and become a participant and board member at Eagle Mount.) She and Jon would take their clients to Winter Park on Saturdays to ski in the disabled program run by O’Leary. Before coming to Eagle Mount Cyndi also ran a ski program at Park City West in Utah and worked there in a pre-school for disabled youngsters. She also was appointed the development director for the Denver United Cerebral Palsy Center where she directed its fund raising telethon. But it was in Bozeman with Greta and Bob Mathis that she was able to make her own dream, and their dream, come true. (Editor’s note: Cyndi now treats clients as a crano-sacral therapist in her business in Bozeman.)

Eagle Mount would like to thank everyone involved in making this year’s Western Rendezvous and Playhouses on Parade possible.

THANK YOU
“Pirates of the Gallatin” Schafer Construction David MacDonald Construction Empire Building Materials Alan Epps First West Insurance Kenyon Noble Lumber Co. Rocky Mountain Bank Simkins-Hallin Lumber Co. “The Lighthouse” Binstock Construction Bowen Electric Keith Redfern Kenyon Noble Lumber Co. Rocky Mountain Window Co. Sherwin-Williams Co. BLB Painting “Teepee Village” Gary & Marlys Carter Montana Canvas Company Chief Mad Plume Daniel Mad Plume White Buffalo Lodges “Ye Old Montana Theatreworks” Kurt & Karen Thornburg Phil LaFournaise Linda Knox Armitage Electric, Inc. Daryl Henning Door Tech, Inc. Eric Fisher The Flooring Place Terry Fluke Scott Fluke Gary Griffith Jan Hinzpeter Terry & Leslie Jackson Ron Jarrett Montana Theatreworks Michelle Oslund The Paint Pot Simkins-Hallin Lumber Co. Tim, Kathy & Kodi Simkins Simonson Construction Tim Turner Bruce Wilson

Western Rendezvous
EVENT CHAIRPERSON

Playhouses On Parade
Major Sponsors
Gallatin Valley Mall American Bank ABC Rental Equipment & Sales High Country Venture Marketing ClearChannel Communications Spring Creek Landscaping

Daryl Henning
MASTER OF CEREMONIES DANCE BAND

Mark Longie
Event Sponsored by:
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“Running on Empty”

Carnival sponsors:

and Anonymous Sponsor

Volunteers
American Simmental Association Erika Kenner Wade Shafer Jeff Thomas Greg Ance Hal Berg Dick & Shirley Blackwell MSU Bobcats Football Team Dani Bourk Jim Bowlds Bozeman Lions Club Randi Bresciani Jim & Pam Burke The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Debbie & Dick Canfield Sandy Colvard Susan Crawford Bob Crowe Pam Dance Kendall Dittmar Terry Fluke Gallatin Valley Junior Fiddlers Spencer Doerksen Elaine Kelly Eric Kelly Nicole McAdams Ray & Nancy Padilla Natalie Padilla Nate Powell-Palm Michelle Schaefer Michelle Sundquist Austin Reyher Sierra Reyher Gary Griffith Van Haderlie Maggee Harrison Terry & Leslie Jackson Patrick Kainz Larry Kiff Linda Knox Paul Lindenberg Bret May Jim McLean Marlene Moran Grace Morgan The Congregation at Morning Star Church Rob Mosness Lisa Neave Stephanie Primm Diedre Quinn Dick Rolfe Jim Schupbach Kathy Simkins Michelle Snowberger Kim Soper Carl Trihub Talyn Villaseñor Mike Vitt Sandy Watson Kristi Wetsch

Donors
Doug & Lindy Adelmann Tom Anderson Animal Medical Center Carter Benedict Big John’s Septic Service Jessica Boerger Shane Boyle Burger Bob’s Bonanza Creek Guest Ranch Rose Caplette Carhartt Gary & Marlys Carter Chris Chappell Cathy Cooper ClearChannel Communications Kevin & Paula Cox Jerry Curtis Nancy & Scott Creel Pam Dance Nick Davis Dance with Della Kendall Dittmar Signe Elvira Deborah Frain Gallatin Valley Sod, Inc. Klein & Karen Gilhousen Great Rocky Mountain Toy Company Cara & Rob Greger Gary & Linda Griffith Lisa T. Hathaway Heart & Soul Herbs Daryl Henning Don & Diane Heyden Highlander Photographics Indulgence Insty-Prints Terry & Leslie Jackson Jennie Lanoie The Leaf & Bean Connie LeHocky Paul Lindenberg David & Jennie Lockie Kyle McKee Julie & Paddy McKevitt Willie A. Mitchell Murdoch’s Montana Silversmiths Mountain High Espresso MSU Athletic Department Museum of the Rockies Music Villa Debra Naccarto Lisa Neave OP/TECH USA Owenhouse Hardware Peak Recording & Sound Reier Broadcasting Right Now Technologies Riverside Country Club Jack Sauther Second Impressions M.F. & Katheryn Seeburg Garth Sime Rusty Squire John & Polly Sten Trakker Technologies Andrew Tuller Valley Ice Garden Valley View Golf Course Ventures West, Inc. Wantoluk Designs Kathy Wells West Paw Design Tracey Wheeler Wrangler Jeans Cathy Wright Edie Wright

C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S !
Cheryl Christman for 5 years as Eagle Mount’s Therapeutic Riding Program Director! Fall Program Schedule Volunteer Orientation: Sept. 23rd Volunteer Training: week of Sept. 27th All Programs Begin: week of Oct. 4th Riding Program Ends: Nov. 5th Skating Program Ends: Nov. 15th Swim Program Ends: Dec. 17th

Needs - Newer pickup truck with heavy duty towing capacity. - Hay. - Salt Blocks - Joint Supplement - De-wormer - Stall Bedding Wants - Miniature horse cart and harness. - Horse trained to drive carts. - English safety stirrups - Big synthetic western saddle Dreams - Concrete barn aisle. - Heat lamps for the barn aisle. - Outdoor arena.
Eagle Mount Bozeman 6901 Goldenstein Lane Bozeman, MT 59715 406-586-1781 Fax 406-586-5794 Founders Greta and Robert C. Mathis, General USAF (Retired) I Am Third Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Bozeman Linda Griffith Newsletter Editor Kate Evans (Volunteer)

Wishing For

Make-A-Dream Sponsors
$500 or more Dick & Cari Walter John & Norma Murdoch Doug Sparrow John & Heidi Parkes $100 or more Terry Fluke Bob & Greta Mathis Carl Trihub Judee McKulka

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