the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association and Remington
Park for Betting on A Cure! It was a great day at the races
and we so appreciate everyone who worked for and gave to a
great cause. A special race was won by legendary jockey
Tammy Purcell and live and silent auctions helped raise
money, as did the special t-shirts!
purchase tickets for the Crystal Hat, send your check to
Rein in Cancer
13181 US Highway 177
Byars, OK 74831
you to ride with blue fingernail polish at the 2014 National
Reining Breeders Classic & you met that challenge! A donation
of $800.00 has been sent to Rein in Cancer because of your support!
Thank you to everyone that rode with blue fingernails, showed
their support from far & wide, gave manicures in the show
office, colored their hair blue, & shared our mission. Thank
you to Continental Saddlery &Danny & Dawna Anderson,
of Anderson Horseshoeing, for joining the donation effort, &
to Mike & Katherine Jeffcoat for encouraging bigger thinking!
Like a Reiner when you give to Rein in Cancer You can be Stylish in a Hollywoodstinseltown
Ever seen one of those ultra-cool Hollywoodstinseltown
hats and wondered how to get one? Well – you could breed
a mare to Hollywoodstinseltown OR you could donate to Rein In
Thanks to the generosity of Hollywoodstinseltown owners Dave
and Bonnie Silva, if you donate to Rein in Cancer, you can get
a custom ball cap featuring one of the Silva's stallions. To
donate, go to www.reinincancer.com and make your donation of
any amount. Then just send an email to
saying you donated and which hat - #1, #2 or #3 - you would
like! Be sure to include your mailing address and the Silvas
will send one right out to you.
Rein in Cancer is proud of the support from the Dave and Bonnie,
whose beautiful palomino stallion, Hollywoodstinseltown, is
one of the hottest stallions in the reining horse world, these
days. A winner himself, he’s already siring future champions.
That's not surprising as the Silva Reining Program has long
enjoyed major success - and Silva horses are regularly in the
winner's circle - with the most recent show star being Gunners
Tinseltown, just recently ridden to the reserve level 3 Open
Championship at the 2014 National Reining Breeders Classic.
Patient Funding Program
If you are a member of AQHA, NRHA, NCHA, NRCHA, and currently
being treated for cancer, you can be eligible for a one-time
payment of $500 from REIN IN CANCER. Just fill out the simple
application and we are normally able to send checks within one
week as funds allow.
Rein In Cancer Continues Direct Aid to
Horse Industry Cancer Patients
In January of 2012, Rein In Cancer, the Oklahoma-based 501-C3
Corporation, began providing direct financial assistance to
cancer patients who are part of the performance horse community.
It was a new direction for the organization, which had previously
raised the funding to create the Shirley Bowman Nutrition Center
at the Charles and Peggy Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma
City through the efforts of co-founders, Shorty Koger, Tracie
Anderson and Cheryl (Magoteaux) Cody.
Although the organization continues to provide operating support
for the Nutrition Center, its new focus became direct payment
to patients being treated for cancer. The response has been
overwhelming. In a year, Rein In Cancer has funded 80 patients
in 32 states and Canada. All recipients have been members of
the American Quarter Horse Association, the National Reining
Horse Association, the National Reined Cow Horse Association
or the National Cutting Horse Association.
Funds have been raised 100% through activities supported or
hosted by equine industry events. Included in the long list
of horse-related activities where Rein In Cancer funds have
been raised are Remington Park Betting on a Cure, the National
Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity, the National
Reining Horse Association Futurity, the All American Quarter
Horse Congress, the National Reining Breeders Classic, the March
to the Arch, the Arizona Sun Circuit and the American Quarter
Horse Association World Championship Show.
Added to that list are countless cuttings, ropings, barrel races,
and other horse shows from a variety of disciplines. Tracie
Anderson noted, “In 2013, Rein In Cancer will continue
to raise funds for this patient assistance. The need is real –
especially for people going through treatment who still have
to buy horse feed!”
Cheryl (Magoteaux) Cody added, “When a family goes from
two incomes to one or when one income is reduced and the expenses
of treatment are so high, a little boost can sometimes make
all the difference. It is because we hear from recipients who
tell us how much the payments help, that we are so appreciative
of the people in the horse industry who have contributed.”
To date, Rein In Cancer has raised over a million dollars. The
organization has no employees – only volunteers - and
over 97% of that total has gone directly to the advertised causes.
For information on how to contribute or how to host a fundraiser
at an event or set up a bequest, visit the Rein In Cancer web
site at www.reinincancer.com.
As always, we're planning more
special activities! We need your donations so please email
or call 580-759-2572. Remember we're 501C3 so your donations are tax