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Blue Jeans and Bling 2023

Posted: Monday, Nov. 28, 2022

Save the date for our annual fundraiser on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at the Minnehaha Country Club. Check back in the spring for details. 

Can't make it or wish to sponsor the event?  Contact us at 605-251-1685 for details on how you can support us!

HorsePower has some news.

Posted: Wednesday, Aug.10, 2022

After faithfully serving HorsePower as its Executive Director for 3.5 years, Margaret Doom will be stepping down as Executive Director. HorsePower will be looking for both a new Executive Director and a new Head Instructor. The Board wishes both Margaret and Allison well in their future endeavors and thanks them for their impact on the organization and its extended family that includes all of you.

Board member (for 5 years) and experienced volunteer (for 6 years) Teri Abel has graciously agreed to assume the interim Executive Director position, and will be instructing our Therapeutic Riding clients this fall while we conduct the personnel search. Teri will have the assistance of Board member and experienced volunteer (for 10+ years) Maurieva Lykken for instructing, as well. Teri has been part of the Special Olympics equestrian delegation for the past five years and Maurieva is a retired special education teacher. 

HorsePower is seeking new employees who will have the best interest of the organization, mission, and clients at heart, since those attributes — along with the proper skill sets — are necessary to fill these positions. We encourage you to help us recruit the best people. Descriptions for the roles are found on the HorsePower Employment page and the positions are posted on

Thank you for your continued support of our HorsePower mission, and be assured you will be kept apprised of our progress over the coming weeks through this page. We expect this to be a smooth transition and to continue our meaningful work after a successful fall session.

HorsePower Board members


Check back soon!