During the four-month shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, our students lost so much more than the weekly therapeutic riding sessions...
What a year! During this past year, Lovelane was a bright spot for Evan and our family. We are thankful and impressed with the lengths Lovelane took to make riding during a pandemic a safe experience. We can see Evan's sheer joy at the mention of Lovelane as we count down the days until each lesson. As parents this is one activity that we felt was safe for Evan to participate in during such a stressful and unpredictable time. Lovelane helped us immensely this past year. They gave us something to look forward to, not only by making the days and weeks of isolation go by more quickly, but also by giving us the gift of connecting to our beloved instructor, volunteers, and horses. In a typical year, Lovelane is a truly magical place for Evan and our family, but during this last year, Lovelane has been an immeasurable gift to us.
Help Lovelane Students Get Back in the Saddle!
This fall 1,300 lessons are being provided at $0 revenue due to credits provided to families for missed spring lessons. This, along with fixed expenses, contributes to an expected $300,000 program loss from March 2020-December 2021.
Last year, prior to the pandemic, 42% percent of Lovelane families received tuition assistance.
Recognizing the financial constraints have increased for many, we expect to see a 7%–12% increase in the need for financial assistance from our families this fiscal year (July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021).