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OUR NEXT AUCTION...the EQUINE ARTWORK AUCTION will run from May 13- May 19. Some big surprises coming!! if you are an artist (any media) and would like to contribute, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
PRINTS OF TED PEEPLOVER, the Equine Advocate for Special Horses, available at Fine Arts America courtesy of Pat DeLong - a portion of the proceeds will go to Special Horses!
THANK YOU for making our last auction a great success! It was in support of a very special cause...Proceeds from the auction will benefit The Exceller Fund's Golden Years Fund to honor the memory of Almata, an Exceller daughter who recently passed from the infirmities of old age. The Golden Years Fund created in honor of the son of Secretariat, Verifiable, and supports geriatric horses past their prime and often forgotten. Verifiable was 27 years old, in a bad situation, and The Exceller Fund was asked to help. Verifiable will remain in The Exceller Fund program for the rest of his years. Since The Exceller Fund offers a lifetime commitment to horses that come into their program, they realize the dedication and specialized care geriatric horses require in terms of time, effort, and money. Therefore, they created this special fund specifically for their older residents. This auction includes photographs donated on behalf of Almata.
Our last auction in March for Bright Futures Farm, and Dreaming of Three's "Extreme Retired Racehorse Makeover," raised $800! Look soon for our Anuual Equine ARtwork Auction in May!
February's "Repeat Offender" Trash or Treasure Auction raised over $1000! THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!
Our annual Secret Santa for Horse Rescues was a great success! Thanks to the generosity of several donors, almost $750 was raised, and Maria at HorseLoverZ made some serious dents in the groups' wish lists! THANK YOU TO ALL!
HLZ now has an auction site. Shipping is the same as website shipping and it's new and things are going cheap.THIS GETS THE ALL HOOVES UP SEAL OF APPROVAL FROM OUR EQUINE ADVOCATE, TED PEEPLOVER!
In 2012, Special Horses ran three general auctions, plus four additional fundraisers for individuals groups, in addition to Secret Santa - and thanks to everyone, approximately $7000 was raised to support equines in need through several 501(c)3 equine welfare groups. In 2013, we're aiming for over $10,000, to better help equines in need!
And here is another way you can help - by requesting a Custom Haiku from Ted PeepLover for a donation to Special Horses. You request the theme, and Ted delivers a multi stanza Haiku. Your options range from simply posting it on someone's facebook page, to having it printed out on a suitable background, or to having it printed and framed, with a custom frame made by Charissa Vallejo's beasties - so it's an all equine effort (or canine or feline, since they help make frames as well!). Charissa runs GoodKharmaReThreads! Simply contact email@example.com! See the example, custom made for Cheri Vaughn, who was the high bidder for a Custom Haiku in the October Trash or Treasure Auction.
The special auction for The Exceller Fund for Verifiable - which jumpstarts the new Geriatric Fund auction raised over $700.00!! THANK YOU ALL!
“Extreme Retired Racehorse Makeover”
NEGLEY, OHIO — Barrel racer, Jackie Harris, founder of the non-profit organization, Dreaming of Three, always had a dream of having a barrel race for rescued horses in order to save their lives and to give them a second chance. After mentioning this idea to many in the equine community, she received much support and excitement from Thoroughbred professionals and also barrel racing professionals. This event will consist of two segments, a judged free style portion and a timed barrel race. It will be held on August 2, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at the Simmons Equestrian Center in Negley, Ohio. Twelve Off The Track Thoroughbreds (OTTB) and 12 selected trainers will be the center of this event. The twelve trainers will be selected from applications taken from now until March 1 and will be selected based on experience, references and facility approval. They will have 100 days to train their OTTB. During these 100 days, Dreaming of Three will follow their progress via blogs, social media, and the Dreaming of Three website. The funds from the Event this year will benefit CANTER and Bright Futures Farm in Sarver, PA.
eBay Giving Works Listings
New listings on PayPal's Giving Fund from Debbie Sampson (www.artsports.com)- part of the proceeds benefits Special Horses.
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Special Horses on St. Louis radio show!
Thanks to Hubbard Radio for inviting us to be on their show, "Talk of the Town" with Rick Wallace! You can click on the link to hear the audio - we discuss everything from how Special Horses was started, to problems facing equines today, to Ted PeepLover, the Equine Advocate for Special Horses! http://www.1065thearch.com/on-air
A HUGE PLEA TO HELP TIER!
A HUGE PLEA FOR HELP - for TRUE INNOCENTS EQUINE RESCUE IN RIVERSIDE CALIFORNIA - please see the video:
- PLEASE GO TO www.tierrescue.org for details on how you can help!
Requesting that you help TIER in this very specific way: contact ABC7 and ask them to do a follow up on TIER (link to original video)
Duncan's story - the inhumanity to equines
Warning - graphic photos. TIER was contacted about a horse with an eye issue, and TIER agreed to try and help. They brought him to the vet, where they were told that the horse had a squamous cell carcinoma that had gone unchecked for at least a year. Duncan was abandoned with a fly mask on. Gail from TIER said Duncan's temperment was simply wonderful - he was a big (16 hand), 10 year old, sweet and easy going. It is inconceivable that any responsible owner could be so cruel.
Opie Memorial Wall
If you would like to have a horse's name inscribed on a brick in the Opie Memorial Wall, please send a jpeg of the horse, and a brief biography (250 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that you make a donation in memory of the horse; these funds will be used to help our participating groups. Others can donate in your horse's memory as well (simply note the name of the horse on the donation). An acknowledgment of your gift will be sent via e mail with the link to your horse's page on the Memorial Wall.
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