Each Friday, Horse Nation teams up with Ovation Riding to spotlight an individual or organization doing good work in the horse world. Today, we’re recognizing Rein In Cancer.
Rein In Cancer is a 501(c)(3) corporation based in Oklahoma whose mission in 2012 became to raise money directly as financial assistance for cancer patients involved in the performance horse industry — beneficiaries have included members of the American Quarter Horse Association, the National Reining Horse Association, National Reined Cow Horse Association or the National Cutting Horse Association.
Prior to 2012, Rein In Cancer had funded the creation of the Shirley Bowman Nutrition Center at the Charles and Peggy Stephenson Cancer Center of Oklahoma City. Rein In Cancer was co-founded by Shorty Koger, Tracie Anderson and Cheryl Magoteaux Cody.
Rein In Cancer raises money almost primarily through equine events, including some of the biggest shows in the performance horse season such as the All-American Quarter Horse Congress as well as plenty of smaller events such as barrel races, ropings and shows.
The organization is entirely volunteer-run and 97% of the funds raised go directly to individuals in need. In its first year, Rein In Cancer raised funds for 80 cancer patients in 32 states and Canada; to date the organization has raised over $1 million.
Rein In Cancer’s most recent event was the Reiners Giving Back Clinic, hosted by Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses with Tim McQuay, Casey Deary and Jason Vanlandingham on October 20.
To learn more about Rein In Cancer and to set up a beneficiary event, visit the organization’s website or follow them on Facebook. If you are seeking to apply for funding, visit the website and just fill out the form!
If you know someone who deserves a Standing Ovation, we would love to recognize them in a future post. Email the name of the person or organization along with a message about the good work they do to [email protected]. Photos/videos are always welcome, and include a link to their website if applicable.