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Become a 2014 Member!

posted March 4, 2014

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Dear Southlands Family,

It seems as if winter will never end, but one sure sign of spring is the arrival of our annual membership drive. Your donations not only help to care for our equine partners and the running of the barn, but also help to support our mission of education and preservation by improving our facilities and offering programs open to the wider community. Your membership contributions are used in some of the following ways:

  • $100 provides front shoes for one horse
  • $200 provides a full set of shoes for one horse
  • $500 provides basic veterinary care for one horse for one year
  • $1000 provides heating for the indoor arena for one season
  • $2500 provides bedding for three horses for a full year

2013 was a great year for us at Southlands. The efforts that went into many of our previous projects bore fruit this past year; our new and refurbished rings have given us the largest show turnouts ever, and the renovated, heated indoor is a joy for horse, rider, and parents in the viewing room, especially this frigid winter. A further very important project was completed when we had our first hay harvest from Southlands property in 15 years. We harvested more than 3000 bales, and with the help of volunteers, stashed it away upstairs. We are especially excited about this milestone as it further enhances our agrarian mission, and will help insulate us against volatile hay prices. We congratulate all of our supporters for these accomplishments!

Deb Dows’ creation of the Foundation in 1983 was intended to preserve her lands, care for the animals and continue the development of individuals. Through prudent management of the endowment and your support, we continue to fulfill her intentions. We never lose sight of our mission, nor our responsibilities as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 entity. Your support is fundamental to Southlands success. Your membership contributions are an acknowledgement of your belief in and support for our Mission: to provide a historical and agrarian connection to the community, and to cultivate a respect and love for the land and its animals through education, conservation, and outdoor recreation.

Remember, your membership contribution is tax deductible, and that we qualify for many corporate matching gift programs.

With thanks,

Helen C. van der Voort

President, The Southlands Foundation

2014 Southlands Membership Levels


Contribution                Level

$5000+                        Grand Champion

$2500+                        Champion

$1000+                        Reserve Champion

$500+                          Blue Ribbon

$250+                          Red Ribbon*

$100+                          Yellow Ribbon


*The Red Ribbon level is the minimum level to receive lesson discounts, advanced camp and clinic sign up, and is the Family Membership level which includes immediate family of up to four people.

In addition to the membership options, you can also demonstrate your support of Southlands with a donation of $50. We will include you on our email list to receive announcements of programs and events.

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____Grand Champion $5000+

____Champion $2500+

____Reserve Champion $1000+

____Blue Ribbon $500+

____Red Ribbon $250+

____Yellow Ribbon $100+


____Support as a Friend $50


Family Members:




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