Tuesday, September 15, 2009

2nd Annual Fall Follies Horse Show Benefits Equine Eden Rescue Center

Contact: Belinda Clifford, (520) 568-9315

The 2nd Annual Fall Follies horse show will be held Saturday, November 14th, at the Thunderbird Fire District Arena in Maricopa, AZ and will benefit Equine Eden Rescue Center. The Fall Follies are being sponsored by Thunderbird Fire District. Beautiful rosette ribbons will be awarded to the top four contestants in each class. The show will start at 8:00 a.m., but registration for classes opens at 7:00 a.m.

The entry fee for each regular class is $5; the entry fee for the Jackpot classes is $15 each. Classes are open to all breeds. All equines, whether big or small, are welcomed at the Fall Follies show. Classes will include: Halter, Showmanship, Liberty, Lunge line, English, Western, Trail, Driving and some fun classes such as Egg & Spoon, Ride a Buck and Build a Costume. The show will also have three Jackpot classes, which will payback 60% of the entry fees. Those specific classes are English Equitation, Western Equitation and Trail.

Pre-registration is available. You can pay by cash, check or credit card (through PayPal). Just email equineeden_az@yahoo.com with your name, horse’s name, contact information and what classes you want to enter. We’ll send you out an invoice that you can pay from and then when you get to the show, you can go through the Express Check-in line. Equine Eden Rescue Center is always looking for ways to improve your showing experience.

The Thunderbird Fire District Arena is located at 12365 N. Ralston Rd., Maricopa, AZ 85139. The Thunderbird Fire District will be running the concession stand during the show. All proceeds from the stand will benefit this small, but vital, fire department.

Our show committee is looking for individuals and businesses to sponsor the various classes at the show. The cost for sponsoring regular classes is only $10 each; while the Jackpot classes are $100 each. For your generous sponsorship, your name will be put on a poster that will be posted at the show, announced before and during the class you sponsored and in all press releases announcing the winners of the show. If you sponsor 5 or more classes you will get an ad published on our website. Sponsors of the Jackpot classes, we would love for you to send a representative to present the winners a check. For more information on sponsoring a class email app2branch_bc@yahoo.com or call 520-568-9315.

We will also be having our raffle table full of wonderful prizes you could win. Some of the prizes donated so far include: Equine art prints, equine chiropractic services, farrier service, Two Magic Jacks, a western show shirt and more coming in weekly. If you would like to donate something to the raffle, please contact us.

Equine Eden Rescue Center is a recognized 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and welfare of abused, neglected and unwanted Appaloosas and Appaloosa cross horses. Although the rescue is focused on Appaloosas, we don’t turn away any horse in need if we have an opening.

We provide a safe environment for horses that have endured starvation, neglect and physical abuse. Each horse receives medical attention and daily loving human contact. We strive to rehabilitate and/or retrain each horse in the hopes that we can locate responsible, caring and loving homes. Appaloosas unable to be adopted will live out their lives at Equine Eden or a certified foster home. Our goal is to give each horse a second chance at life, never having to endure starvation, neglect or abuse ever again.

Equine Eden Rescue Center is in operation for the love of the Appaloosa horse. More horse rescue organizations are needed because most animal shelters do not have the facilities to house such large animals. We provide around the clock care at the Equine Eden facility and strive to eliminate abuse and neglect by promoting responsible horse ownership through education and community awareness.

Thunderbird Fire District and Equine Eden Rescue Center look forward to seeing you all at the show. More details on the show are available on the Rescue’s website, www.equineeden.org or by calling 520-568-9315.

Check out our website http://www.equineeden.org. It's easy to donate using our PayPal button. Also use Good Search as your default search engine and Equine Eden will get a penny for every search you do.

Shop http://www.horse.com / Country Supply and put "equineeden" in the Country Care code box. A portion of your order will go to the rescue.

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