100_6836v2 2 oatslogotransp O.A.T.S. Notes
November 2012
Changing a child one ride at a time since 1997 ~ www.oatshrh.org
Silence isn't golden...

...when it comes to getting items for our silent auction. As the holiday shopping season revs up, keep O.A.T.S. in mind. Maybe you see something you can purchase and donate, or ask a business owner for their support. You'll find a donation letter you can download, print and give to businesses on our website at www.oatshrh.org. You can also see our new website makeover!
Giving thanks

Thanksgiving may be Nov. 22 this month, but we have lots to be thankful for here at O.A.T.S. year round, such as:
  • Everyone who made our Mane Event Horseshow and Fair in September a great success. You can see photos on our Facebook page; you don't need a Facebook account to view them.
  • Autodesk, for again donating generously to O.A.T.S.
  • Longtime supporter and volunteer Shirley Showler, who sponsored our horse Black Jack for the coming year (before taking off for sunny Arizona)

On the calendar:
  • Our annual holiday party is Sat., Dec. 8 beginning at 1 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episopal Church in Waterford. The sign up sheet is in the observation room. Attendance is limited to 125, so don't wait to sign up.
  • The annual O.A.T.S. Dinner Dance & Silent Auction is Sat., Feb. 16 at White Lake Oaks. We are pleased to welcome back the wonderful musical talents of Ernest Entertainment, who couldn't be there last year due to a schedule conflict.
An O.A.T.S. moment:


Rider Max lookin' cool in Miss Nancy's shades.

Our mission
To promote the health, happiness & well-being of handicapped individuals through horseback riding and related activities.


"I'm so glad that the off-grid solar spotlight is able to improve the already great facilities at O.A.T.S.!

I'm really encouraged by the work that you guys do and was happy to contribute to your organization.

Thank you for your kind words and keep up the good work!"

Bill Ehrlich | Quality Control Manager

O.A.T.S. hrh - 248.620.0505 - oatssmiles@aol.com - www.oatshrh.org