Tucson: 10 reasons to go – Very Special Horse Event – March 31by Karyn Zoldan on Mar. 27, 2012, under Animal Events, Horses, Hoofs, Goats, Pigs, Farm Animals
Tucson: 10 Reasons to Go to a Very Special Horse Event – March 31
Hey Tucson, get ready to attend one of the most fun and satisfying events of the season hosted by Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary. Here are 10 reasons why you should check it out and spend a few hours.
- This event is not just for “horse people.” (for the horses’ safety-leave dogs at home)
- Meet some of the horses, learn their heartbreaking to healing stories
- 150 volunteers are needed to make this event possible (some many still be needed)
- Right now at the Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary in Amado there are 48 horses, plus 18 PMU mares in Canada and 8 horses being fostered.
- Equine Voices buys 300 bales of hay a month.
- Horses eat large amounts of hay. Equine Voices hay bill is $6,000 per month.
- The equine vet bill was $11,000 barring any unforeseen major surgery like Taylor or Solo Vino, approx. with injections etc. per year.
- Enter the raffle to win an iPad2 (I’d like to win this) and other cool raffle prizes
- Bid on fantasy cakes at the exciting Dessert Auction. The competition is usually fierce during this event as people bid in the hundreds of dollars for cakes & pies from Tucson’s best pastry chefs.
- This non-profit organization is dedicated to saving PMU (premarin) mares and foals from slaughter and for giving broken and abused horses a second chance. You can read about their latest rescues here.
What: 8th Annual – A Very Special Horse Event
Where: Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road (at Alvernon Way)
When: Saturday, March 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Why: Celebrate the rescue, rehabilitation, recovery of Equine Voices’ horses
How: $5/pp admission, includes raffle ticket
In 2011, some Equine Voices’ successes were – 1) an NBC Nightly News segment; 2) The Shining World Compassion Award given presented by Supreme Master Ching Hai, Asia; and the rescue of 15 foals from a Premarin farm that went out of business of which EV committed to 7 and 6 arrived at the Sanctuary on December 21.
Equine Voices goals for 2012:
–Increase donations by 25%
–Acquire more land
–Raising funds for a trailer that fits Gulliver and a truck to pull it