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Join us for the 34th Annual TRRC Golf Classic on Tuesday, September 10th at Queenstown Harbor for an 11:30 a.m. start!
TRRC receives Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar!


The Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center, Inc. has received the Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. This is an organization that follows nonprofits, and provides them with a seal of transparency if they can show that the organization has met their criteria. This is very significant for TRRC, Inc. as this brings our profile to the attention to potential donors. It gives potential donors a better feeling that we aren't just a "backyard" operation, and therefore might not be eligible for a donation. 


The impact can be seen in the numbers. GuideStar has published findings from a study on how effective having a Seal of Transparency is. In 2017, 78% of nonprofits that received donations through their website had at least one level of Seals. Twenty-two% didn't. Since the beginning of this year, we have gone from just being listed in GuideStar, to gaining our Bronze, Silver, and now Gold Seals of Transparency. According to GuideStar, nonprofit profiles, such as ours, with Gold or Platinum Seals of Transparency, have received up to twice the views as other profiles. Also, the contributions to nonprofits with Gold or Platinum Seals are typically 11% higher than those with only Bronze or Silver Seals.


TRRC staff selected as Audrey Robbins Employee Team of the Year!


The TRRC staff was surprised on February 10, 2016 with a visit by representatives of the Association of Community Services (ACS) of Howard County who announced its selection as the 2016 Audrey Robbins Employee Team of the Year!  This group of amazing individuals was recognized for their truly unselfish efforts, day-in and day-out, to improve the quality of life of for individuals of differing abilities and their families in Howard County.   There will be a formal presentation of the award at a luncheon on April 29th at Ten Oaks Ballroom.


The Association of Community Services (ACS) is a dynamic network of 100+ Howard County member organizations and individuals serving more than 100,000 Howard County families and individuals. ACS advances human services in Howard County by offering members the information, support, training, education and connections they need to:

·         operate successfully;

·         provide services efficiently;

·         inform the community about their services; and

·         address pressing human services issues

Since 1975, the ACS has been recognizing people in our community with the Audrey Robbins Humanitarian Awards to recognize the work that volunteers and employees do in service to others that go above and beyond all expectations in their service to the community. These awards not only recognize the achievements of those honored, but offer public recognition for the organizations and causes to which our honorees devote their time and energy. 

Dr. Helen S. Tuel, Founding Director of the Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center (TRRC) in Glenwood, MD, was honored by Vanderbilt University on October 23, 2015 with the Alumni Association Board of Director’s Alumni Public Service Award. The presentation was made at a ceremony held during the University’s Reunion/Homecoming 2015.



Ben Stevick, Maryland Special Olympics Athlete, prepares for the World Games (WBAL-TV)

Ben Stevick wins 2 Gold medals and 1 Silver medal at the Special Olympics World Games 2015; meets Pope Francis (CNN)

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