Riding Is A Partnership

Riding is a partnership.
The horse lends you his strength, speed and grace,
which are greater than yours.

For your part
you give him your guidance, intelligence and understanding,
which are qreater than his.

Together you can achieve a richness
that alone neither can.

Board of Directors

Ron Thyen, President
President - Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center
Retired Kimball International Senior Vice-President & Member Board of Directors
Founded Freedom Reins in 2002
Member Board of Directors Springs Valley Bank & Trust

Mike Hile, Board Director
Retired - Greater Jasper Schools
Horse Owner
Freedom Reins (5 years)

Julie M. Wininger, Treasurer & Board Director
Personal Banker/Licensed Agent - Springs Valley Bank & Trust (13 years)
Volunteer (4 years) & Treasurer (2 years) - Freedom Reins
March of Dimes

Jerome Hildenbrand, Board Director
Retired Truck Driver (46 years total, 35 with Kimball)
Horse Care Giver - Freedom Reins (11 years)
Eucharistic Minister for shut-ins
Member - Mary, Help of Christians Cemetery Board
Color Guard - Santa Claus American Legion Post 242

Nancy Eckerle, Board Director
Director - Jasper Chamber of Commerce (since 1987)
Side Walker - Freedom Reins (5 years)
Serve on Board for many various organizations
Co-Chair - Substance Abuse Council
Mission Committee Member - Memorial Hospital
Chairperson - Patoka 2000
Member - Jasper Strassenfest Committee

Gary Salb, Board Driector
Volunteer (3 years) - Freedom Reins