Photos by John Nelson

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the video at the Sprout Center’s “A Night in Hollywood” was worth a million.

Each year, nearly 500 individuals with differing abilities enjoy time at the Loudoun County center which offers a certified program of adaptive riding, carriage driving, equine assisted physical, occupational and speech therapy.

On Sept. 21, the gala in the barn brought out people who support those stars and the horses who work so hard. Thirteen out of the 18 horses were sponsored and some $100,000 raised donations toward the Sprout programs that serve 150 individuals each week. The 2019 Impact Video told the story. Check it out at sproutcenter.org. ML

“I am truly humbled and moved by what you did – your generosity raised over $250,000 in funds that will CHANGE LIVES in your community.  We are planning to put this to work immediately and would love nothing more than to have you back to the barn to see your support in action.  You are an integral piece of this mission and we hope to keep you involved in our important and critical work!” -Brooke Waldron, Founder and Executive Director

This article first appeared in the October 2019 issue of Middleburg Life.