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Join Equine Rescues Nationwide April 26 to Celebrate ASPCA Help a Horse Day

Horses are extremely intelligent, sensitive animals and true American icons. They have been central to the ASPCA’s work since our founding 148 years ago, when Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for the mistreatment of a horse on April 26, 1866. Today, the ASPCA continues to assist domesticated and wild horses through legislation, advocacy, rescue and targeted grants.

Thousands of horses, donkeys, mules and other equine find themselves homeless each year through no fault of their own. Hundreds of rescues, many of them all-volunteer groups, toil long hours every day of the year to care for these at-risk animals. On Help a Horse Day 2014, help us shine a light on their exemplary work and lend a hand!

April 26, please join us in celebrating our nation’s horses by supporting the ASPCA and your local horse rescue in the fight to end equine cruelty and neglect.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Consider making a donation to the ASPCA. The ASPCA Equine Fund supports the work of selfless horse rescues and sanctuaries nationwide.
  2. Locate a participating group near you and join in their Help a Horse Day celebration. Check below for an event near you!
  3. Can’t find an event near you? Search for a horse rescue or equine welfare group near you and send a donation or an item off their wish list.

The ASPCA Equine Fund is running a Help a Horse Day Celebration Contest and will award $10,000 grants to the top five equine organizations whose events inspire the most community engagement and support.

Please help us spread the word and let equine welfare groups how grateful you are for the work they do as a safety net for the nation’s at-risk horses.

Help a Horse Day Events 2014

ARKANSAS


Celebrate Wing Spur Wild Horses
Wild Spur Wild Horses, Inc. will host a Help a Horse Day event featuring arts and crafts, food booths and free drinks. Attendees can hike and participate in catch and release fishing. The wild horses will be nearby but guided, and small groups may visit with the wild horses and hear the horses’ stories. The event has a suggested donation of $25.
What: Celebrate Wing Spur Wild Horses
When: Saturday, April 26 at 11:00 A.M.
Where: Wing Spur Wild Horses, Inc. Sanctuary
Highway 300 on Wye Mountain near Little Italy
Bigelow, Arkansas 72016
More Info: Please visit wingspur.org


CALIFORNIA


Wild Horse Solution Adoption Day
EARTHEART is are collaborating with Wilderness Ranch on a ‘Wild Horse Solution’ proposal, developed in support of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program. EARTHEART’s objective is to raise awareness around the wild horse situation and our proposed contribution. At EARTHEART’s Help a Horse Day event, the organization will demonstrate the first Mustangs to have moved through our training program. The event will be programmed with presentations, demonstrations, and activities based around education regarding the Mustangs and EARTHEART’s related program. Talented trainer Travis Brown will showcase what he has accomplished working with one of EARTHEART’s wild Mustangs. Travis is participating in the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition which takes place just weeks after our event and he will be premiering his routine for the competition. This is an opportunity to learn more about Mustangs, and how these ‘wild horses’, once gentled, can be trained to make great companions, work in service and can be used for competitive and recreational riding.

What: Wild Horse Solution Adoption Day
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: EARTHEART
Southern California
More Info: Please visit www.EARTHEART.be/WildHorseInitiative

Return To Freedom
Return To Freedom is holding a volunteer workday to spruce up the ranch and prepare for the biggest fundraiser of the year on May 3. The fundraiser is to raise funds to feed more than 400 wild horses rescued from BLM and other agency round ups. The horses are kept in their original family bands in order to preserve their natural herd behaviors and family structure.

What: Return To Freedom Event
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: American Wild Horse Sanctuary 4115 Jalama Road Lompoc, CA 93438 More Info: Please visit www.returntofreedom.org

Joining Hearts & Hands to Hooves
Help Animal Guardians Horse Rescue Inc. celebrate its love of horses. The Rescue will host an open house event with its rescue horses in the foster care program. Attendees will visit the horses, give them a thorough grooming and bath, help clean up the ranch properties, share stories about our past successes and losses with the Rescue, and then take a drive to the local animal shelter to donate carrots, scratches, love and hugs to the shelter horses in need. This will serve as an adoptions outreach event. All rescue volunteers, as well as the public, are invited to attend.

What: Animal Guardians Horse Rescue Inc. Open House Event
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Castaic Animal Shelter, Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, or West Valley Animal Shelter (TBD)
Chatsworth, CA
More Info: Please visit http://animalguardianshorserescuenetwork.webs.com

FalconRidge Help a Horse Day Open House and Adoption Day Extravaganza
FalconRidge Equine Rescue will be celebrating ASPCA Help a Horse Day by holding an Open House and Rescue Horse Adoption Day Extravaganza. The public is invited to the ranch at FalconRidge Equine Rescue in northern San Diego County to view the horses for adoption, learn about equine rescue and how it is needed in the community, and buy merchandise to support the rescue. Lunch will be available, as well as various demonstrations of horse training, care and horse breeds. You’ll learn how horses can improve your lives, as well as have the option to sponsor or adopt a horse. Come on out and see amazing horses!

What: Help a Horse Day Open House and Adoption Day Extravaganza
When: Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Where: FalconRidge Equine Rescue
Northern San Diego County, California
More Info: Please visit https://www.facebook.com/FalconRidgeEquineRescue


Help a Horse Day Open House
Red Bucket Equine Rescue will host a Help a Horse Day Open House at the Red Bucket Ranch April 26. This fun-filled, educational day will include tours of the ranch, an intimate peek at Red Bucket’s brand-new mothers and babies and a seminar on “The Dirty Business of Horse Slaughter.” Red Bucket will also host two mini clinics: "Feral Male/Gentle Foal; The Importance of 'Imprinting' on Our Newborns,” and "Donkeys: Wild, Feral and Domesticated; Understanding the Differences.” Refreshments will be served by our “Jr. Reds” Volunteers, who are teens between the ages of 13 and 18 dedicated to leadership, equine welfare and philanthropy. Volunteers will be available throughout the event to answer questions about the plight of abused, abandoned and at-risk equines.  

What: Help a Horse Day Open House
When: Saturday, April 26 from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Where: Red Bucket Ranch
2885 English Road
Chino Hills, CA 91709
More Info: Please visit www.RedBucketRescue.org


Horses of Tir Na Nog Help a Horse Day Events
Horses of Tir Na Nog will host a Help a Horse Day Kickoff Event on Friday, April 25 including dinner and an equine welfare presentation at the Ronald Reagan Community Center in El Cajon. The organization will also host “Celebrate Simone” April 26. The public is invited to help Simone say thank you to Animal Services for saving her life, and the lives of so many of her friends. This will include the launch of the first Horses of Tir Na Nog YouTube video.  There will be an If Horses Had Wishes Wish List Drive for people to donate horse care items at local feed stores throughout San Diego County.

What: Help a Horse Day Kickoff Event
When: Friday, April 25
Where: Ronald Reagan Community Center
195 E Douglas Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020

What: Celebrate Simone Event
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: County of San Diego Department of Animal Services Southern Region Shelter
5821 Sweetwater Road
Bonita, CA 91902
More Info: Please visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Horses-of-Tir-Na-Nog/112763885471140


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at HiCaliber Horse Rescue
HiCaliber Horse Rescue will be hosting an Open House at their facility. In addition to showcasing their own adoptable horses, HiCaliber has invited two other rescue organizations to trailer their adoptable horses for the day. There will be multiple horsemanship clinics to provide information for horse owners and rescuers.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at HiCaliber Horse Rescue
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: HiCaliber Horse Rescue
Escondido, CA
More Info: Please visit www.hicaliber.org


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Back In The Saddle Project
Back in the Saddle Project is hosting three events on Help A Horse Day. There will be a low cost equine dental and vaccine clinic, a fundraising drive, and a “Meet and Treat” in nearby neighborhoods!

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Back in the Saddle Project
When: Saturday, April 26
Where:
Low Cost Equine Dental and Vaccine Clinic: Back In The Saddle Project, Oroville, CA
Info Booth and Tack Sale/Fundraising Drive: The Horse Store and More, Chico, CA
Meet and Treat: TBD
More Info: Please visit www.backinthesaddleproject.com


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Neigh Savers
Neigh Savers Rescue will be hosting an Open House at Bear Creek Stables. Bear Creek Stables have helped the Neigh Savers Foundation rehabilitate and place twelve off the track thoroughbreds (OTTT) in loving homes. Two OTTT are currently in the Neigh Saver program at Bear Creek Stables.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Neigh Savers
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Bear Creek Stables
19100 Bear Creek Road
Los Gatos, CA 95033
More Info: Please visit www.facebook.com/NeighSavers


COLORADO


Spring Clean Up at Mountain Valley Horse Rescue
Come help the horses get ready for spring!  A spring cleanup day at Mountain Valley Horse Rescue has been planned to celebrate the ASPCA's Help a Horse Day! Food will be available all day. Pitch in for the whole day, or any part of it. See you at the rescue!

What: Spring Clean Up
When: Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Where: Mountain Valley Horse Rescue
1001 Bruce Creek Road
Eagle, CO 81631
More Info: Please visit www.mvhr.net


Rally for the Mustangs with Zuma’s Rescue Ranch
A group of Zuma Volunteers will rally with the International Rally for Mustangs and Burros at the State Capitol Steps on April 26. Zuma will host a sign making day April 15. Volunteers will be a voice for the 50,000 mustangs and burrow lingering in long term holding pens.

What: Rally for the Mustangs
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Colorado State Capitol Building Steps
200 East Colfax Avenue
 Denver, Colorado
More Info: Please visit www.zumasrescueranch.com


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Steadfast Steeds
Steadfast Steeds is hosting a free “Meet the Mustangs” event, including an introduction and tour of the Steadfast Steeds projects. Visitors will be invited to meet the fostered Mustangs available for adoption!

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Steadfast Steeds
When: Saturday, April 26, Introduction begins at 10:00 A.M.
Where: Steadfast Steeds Mustang Horse Sanctuary
1411 S. 16 ½ Road
Glade Park, CO 81523
More Info: Please visit www.steadfaststeeds.org


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Equine 808 Horse Rescue
Equine 808 Horse Rescue is holding an Open House to raise awareness for abused and neglected horses. There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, a showcase of adoptable horses, and an Easter Egg Hunt at noon for the kids. Bring the entire family for a full day of fun!

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Equine 808 Horse Rescue
When: Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Where: Equine 808 Horse Rescue
2202 North Ellicott Highway
Calhan, CO 80808
More Info: Please visit www.equine808.com


CONNECTICUT


Mitchell Farm Celebration of the Horse
In Celebration of ASPCA National Help a Horse Day and the tenth anniversary of Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, an Equine Educational Fair will be held at Mitchell Farm. The intent of this event is to celebrate the 147th anniversary of the first successful arrest for mistreatment of a horse which resulted in the founding of the ASPCA and our tenth year of providing sanctuary for horses. The Equine Fair will include demonstrations and short talks on equine health and welfare, fun activities, live music and food.  There will be free vendor space for groups and vendors dealing with anything equine including health services, rescue organizations and horse clubs. Admission is free to anyone who loves horses and wants to learn more about their care and welfare.  Donations of any size are encouraged.

What: Equine Educational Fair
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Mitchell Farm
300 East Haddam Rd.
Salem, CT 06420
More Info: Please visit http://www.mitchellfarm.org/Events.html


H.O.R.S.E. of CT Horse Care Clinic
On April 26, H.O.R.S.E. of CT will host a Horse Care Clinic to teach people the basics of caring for a horse. Attendees will be working with real horses. Demonstrations will be provided.

What: Horse Care Clinic
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: H.O.R.S.E. of CT
43 Wilbur Road
Washington, CT 06777
More Info: Please visit www.horseofct.org;


FLORIDA


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Horse Rescue
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Horse Rescue will be holding a "Horse Wash" of the 51 Horses at their facility, followed by a free BBQ for everyone that participates. The event is open to the public. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and other events throughout the day.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Horse Rescue
When: Saturday, April 26 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Where: F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Horse Rescue
19801 Sheridan Street
Southwest Ranches, FL 33332
More Info: Please visit www.facebook.com/WWW.EIAHORSES.ORG

ASPCA Help a Horse Day at Horse Protection Association of Florida

Celebrate ASPCA Help A Horse Day with Horse Protection Association of Florida. Help celebrate 24 years of helping Florida's horses. Meet Little Man, the rescued Appaloosa colt. Celebrate Prince Edward the recued Arabian stallion's 30th birthday. There will be a silent auction, a 50/50 drawing and lunch on the grill. Meet the horses who have been rescued from neglect, starvation and abandonment and are now health and seeking a loving adoptive home.

What: Help a Horse Day Event
When: Saturday, April 26 from noon to 3:00 P.M.
Where: 8989 NW 187th Lane Micanopy, Florida 32667 More Info: Please visit http://www.hpaf.org/

Celebration of Life with Beauty's Haven Equine Rescue

Beauty's Haven Equine Rescue’s "Celebration of Life" is a special time set aside each year to come together to celebrate the lives of horses with us, and reflect on those that have crossed Rainbow Bridge. It’s a time to meet the horses and volunteers—there will be tours, a silent auction, demonstrations, guest speakers, and more! Beauty Haven wants to share what it does with the community—come and learn more about Beauty Haven Equine Rescue and become part of its mission!

What: Celebration of Life
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Beauty's Haven Farm & Equine Rescue
Morriston, FL 32668
More Info: Please visit http://www.bhfer.org


RVR Run-A-Muck!
Tough Mudders have got nothing on horse rescue volunteers! RVR Horse Rescue, Inc. is made up of tough muckers, and they will be running amok on April 26. RVR Horse Rescue, Inc. will host a number of barnyard games and races at the RVR Horse Rescue. It will be horsey, it will be muddy and it will be fun. Guests will be able to participate in the games, tour the rescue and meet Romeo, one of RVR Horse Rescue, Inc.’s greatest horse success stories.

What: Run-A-Muck! Event
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: RVR Horse Rescue, Inc.
 12611 Hayes Clan Rd
Riverview, FL 33579
More Info: Please visit https://www.facebook.com/RVRHorseRescue


Spring Into Action
Hope Equine Rescue will host Spring into Action and an open barn day. Spring Into Action and help Hope Equine Rescue make s repairs around the farm. Hope Equine Rescue needs hands to help fix fences, drag paddocks, paint and more. They will have adoptable horses available to view. The event will also feature raffles, food, tours of the farm and several educational seminars. Don't miss out and help Hope Equine Rescue help the horses!

What: Spring Into Action Event
When: Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Where: Hope Equine Rescue, Inc.
1200 Dixie Dr.
Auburndale, FL 33823
More Info: Please visit www.hopeequinerescue.com


Wild Horse Rescue Center Open House
Come visit Wild Horse Rescue Center’s mustangs and take a tour of the facilities. See a demonstration on working with mustangs, learn about American Wild Horses and get information on how to adopt a mustang. Wild Horse Rescue Center will have free posters and items for kids.

What: Wild Horse Rescue Center Open House
When: Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Where: Wild Horse Rescue Center
4970 International Ave
Miami, Florida 32754
More Info: Please visit www.wildhorserescuecenter.org
 


Dreamcatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue Center Inc. Monster Challenges
Dreamcatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue Center Inc. will host a 5K mud obstacle race on Saturday, April 26, featuring an adult course and a smaller course for children.  The event will feature awards, games, contests, a live DJ, pony rides, concessions and minnow racing.

What: Monster Challenges
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Dreamcatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue Center Inc.
10639 Toad Rd.
Clermont, Florida 34715
More Info: Please visit www.dreamcatcherhorses.com


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Florida TRAC
Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care (TRAC) is hosting an Open House at Sunlight Saddle Club. Activities will include a horse health seminar, tours of the Sunlight Saddle Club, meet-and-greets with adoptable horses, and volunteer recruitment.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Florida TRAC
When: Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Where: Sunlight Saddle Club
6650 Kanner Highway
Indianatown, FL 34956
More Info: Please visit www.fltrac.org


GEORGIA


Help a Horse and Fill the Barn
Cherokee County Animal Shelter is fundraising to build to a barn and needs your help to fill it with items from the Barn Wish List. The Shelter will need many things when the barn project is completed.  You can help get ready now by donating some of these items. Please see the list on Cherokee County Animal Center’s website or at Amazon.com.

What: Barn Supplies Drive
When: Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Where: Cherokee County Animal Shelter
1015 Univeter Rd.
Canton, GA 30115
More Info: Please visit www.cherokeega-animals.org


ILLINOIS


Help a Horse Day—Illinois Cares!
The Illinois Equine Humane Center will be joining other Illinois-based equine rescue and adoption groups for a multi-group event at Hawthorne Race Course on April 26. Several members of the Illinois equine rescue community will come together at Hawthorne to showcase the important work being done in Illinois to protect horses from neglect, abuse, and slaughter and to educate the public as to the need for responsible horse breeding and ownership practices. April 26 is a major Illinois-bred race day featuring several stakes races restricted to horses foaled in Illinois. This annual showcase racing event always brings a large crowd out to the track and will provide a terrific opportunity to promote equine welfare through our Help a Horse Day event.

What: Illinois Equine Humane Center Help a Horse Day Event
When: Saturday, April 26
Where:  Hawthorne Race Course
3501 S Laramie Ave.
Cicero, IL 60804
More Info: Please visit www.ilehc.org


Illinois Cares Help a Horse Day Event
Hawthorne Race Course is committed to the health and welfare of thoroughbred race horses, both during their careers and after their retirement. As a celebration of National Help a Horse Day, the course is hosting local rescues and retirement organizations with a day at the races.  Galloping Out is the racing retirement program based on track. Galloping Out supports its retiring horses financially while they are rehabilitated and retrained to be adopted.  Other local rescues deal with the real rescue work, and unfortunately occasionally have thoroughbreds in their care. Galloping Out works with other rescues and offers support in times of crisis. Racing fans are committed to the aftercare of the horses they know, and Help a Horse Day will show them how many options are available to them. 

What: Galloping Out Help a Horse Day Event
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Hawthorne Race Course
3501 S Laramie Ave.
Cicero, IL 60804
More Info: Please visit facebook.com/gallopingout


Large Animal Rescue Awareness Training
McHenry County College Fire Science department and the Illinois Fire Science Institute are offering a Large Animal Rescue Awareness training. Illinois and Wisconsin are home to a wide variety of large animals and McHenry County has the highest concentration of horses in Illinois. However, large animal incidents can occur anywhere at any given moment, including on our roadways, requiring the coordination and cooperation of multiple governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and civilians to ensure a swift and safe resolution to the incident. Attendees will learn how to safely and effectively handle large animals in emergency situations, and how to evaluate their properties for safety and preparedness. This class will be presented by Dr. Deke Carls of the Illinois Fire Service Institute. As a firefighter as well as a large animal veterinarian, and brings both perspectives to this lively and information-packed presentation designed to provide information to successfully manage a large animal incident. Class is free and open to the public; registration is open through the day of the training at: http://bit.ly/1iBDGEL or call: 815-455-8565.

What: Large Animal Rescue Awareness Training
When: Saturday, April 26 from 8:00 A.M. to noon
Where: McHenry County College
8900 US HWY 14
 Crystal Lake, IL
More Info: Please contact Henry Gruba
Fire Science Department Chair
McHenry County College
815-455-8565
hgruba@mchenry.edu
https://www.facebook.com/events/727007257332260/


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County
Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County is hosting an Open House and New Volunteer Orientation at their farm. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with a variety of different animals and see rescue horses up close. For those individuals who wish to lend a helping hand, there will be a new volunteer orientation with in-depth information about the rescue and its role in the community.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County
3751 W. Church Road
Beecher, IL 60401
More Info: Please visit www.facebook.com/IllinoisHorseRescue


IOWA


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Animal Rescue League of Iowa
Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is hosting Volunteer and Horse Appreciation Day. Volunteers and staff will show appreciation for the rescued horses in their care with a special grooming “spa” session. Once all the horses have had their spa session, equine massage therapist Martha Becker will demonstrate and perform equine massages on the horses.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at ARL
When: Sunday, April 27
Where: Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.
5452 NE 22nd St
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
RSVP: Please RSVP to Carrie Spain at cspain@arl-iowa.org
More Info: Please visit www.arl-iowa.org


KANSAS


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at B&C Equine Rescue Inc.
B&C Equine Rescue Inc. is hosting an Open House at their facility. Attendees are invited to meet the horses and hear their individual stories while enjoying raffles and refreshments. In addition, Chris Harrison Byler of Flying B Therapy will demonstrate the use and need for theraplate. Sheriff Laurie Dunn will give a lesson on the signs of abuse and neglect and the steps to take to report and prevent animal cruelty. Ed McCarty will demonstrate proper equine dentistry.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at B&C Equine Rescue Inc
When: Saturday, April 26 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Where: B&C Equine Rescue
740 W. 125th Street
Carbondale, KS 66414
More Info: Please visit www.facebook.com/BCEquineRescueInc


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc.
Hope In The Valley Equine Rescue and Sanctuary is hosting an Open House on Help A Horse Day. Enjoy food and fun while helping to save and support the horses! Equine training demonstrations will be held throughout the day, along with horse and pony rides between demonstrations. Stop by the seed booth to jump start Spring planting, and visit the barn to purchase concessions, t-shirts, and jewelry. There will be special appearances by Purina, Sedgwick County’s Sheriff Department, Nate Mar Equine Hoof Care, Sedgwick County Animal Response Team (SCART), and Equine Surgery and Medicine.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Hope In The Valley Equine Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc.
When: Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Where: Hope In The Valley Equine Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc.
9025 N. Broadway
Valley Center, KS 67147
More Info: Please visit www.hitveras.org


KENTUCKY


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and The Exceller Fund, Inc.
To celebrate Help A Horse Day, The Exceller fund is asking that supporters submit Facebook photos of their horse-friendly activities. If you make a donation, adopt/foster a horse, visit a local farm or charity, or support horses in any other way, upload a photo of your activity to www.Facebook.com/TheExcellerFund. On Sunday, April 27, The Exceller Fund’s virtual community will vote for their favorite photo. Prizes will be given for the photos with the most votes.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and The Exceller Fund
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: www.Facebook.com/TheExcellerFund
More Info: Please visit www.excellerfund.org


New Vocations Open House: Thoroughbreds for All
New Vocations will be promoting Help a Horse Day at two different locations. The facility located in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania will be hosting a New Vocations Open House/Barn on April 26. The event will consist of multiple demonstrations from New Vocations graduates, current horses available for adoption, and our local veterinarian. The facility will be open for the public to tour, meet our staff, and horses available for adoption. All attending will be encouraged to purchase New Vocations merchandise to support the event. New Vocation will also be promoting Help a Horse Day at our Thoroughbreds For All event at our facility in Lexington, Kentucky on April 25.The evening consists of dinner and demonstrations from Olympic level trainers and leading jockey Rosie Napravnik. We will continue celebrating Help a Horse Day at our booth at Rolex on April 26. We will have signage up explaining Help a Horse Day and will encourage the public to support the event by purchasing New Vocations merchandise.

What: New Vocations Open House
When: Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26
Where: Multiple locations. See above description for details.
More Info: Please call (614) 989-3926


LOUSIANA


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Natchitoches Humane Society
Natchitoches Humane Society is celebrating Help A Horse Day with a “People Helping Horses, Horses Helping People” event. This event will offer education for the public on the needs of horses, raise awareness of the ways in which horses enrich the lives of humans, and link trainers, law enforcement, young adults and children together to create a network for rescue and rehabilitation for horses in need.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at the Natchitoches Humane Society
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Natchitoches Humane Society
Natchitoches, LA
More Info: Please visit www.NatchitochesHumane.com


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Humane Society of Louisiana
The Humane Society of Louisiana is hosting a cruelty investigations workshop focusing on horses, as well as a fundraiser/supply drive for horses in the New Orleans area.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Humane Society of Louisiana
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Humane Society of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
More Info: Please visit www.humanela.org


MAINE


Ever After Mustang Rescue Open House
Join Ever After Mustang Rescue for a fun and informational Open House! The Open House is being held in conjunction with the ASPCA's Help a Horse Day campaign. This fundraiser is being held at the Ever After Mustang Rescue Training & Education Center with the hope of raising funds to build a safe and sturdy enclosure for two blind horses as well as several mares that have limited turn out due to inadequate fencing. The Center will offer tours and various demonstrations on horse handling, animal communication and grooming. The Center will also offer talks on how and why volunteers are necessary at rescues. There will be kid-friendly games (Pin the Note on the Horse, Bean Bag Toss, Sack Races, etc). Light refreshments will be provided and Ever After Mustang Rescue merchandise will be available for purchase.

What: Open House
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Ever After Mustang Rescue Training & Education Center
463 West St.
Biddeford, ME 04005
More Info: Please visit www.mustangrescue.org


MARYLAND


National Help a Horse Day Open House with Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc.
Celebrate the Year of the Horse on National Help a Horse Day. Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc. is planning an open house at Leighton Farm—the main farm of Thoroughbred Placement Resources. Come and meet retired Thoroughbred racehorses and see what they can do. Learn what it takes to care for a horse and experience hands-on contact with horses. The event will feature demonstration rides on retired racehorses, a blacksmith and horse care demos.

What: National Help a Horse Day Open House
When: Saturday, April 26 from noon to 4:00 P.M.
Where: Leighton Farm
13130 Molly Berry Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
More Info: Please visit www.goodhorse.org


Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue Help a Horse Day Event
Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue will host a Help a Horse Day event at the Southern States parking lot in Mount Airy, Maryland. Gentle Giants will set up corral pens for three of its horses.  A recently rescued horse, Kaspar, will be the horse story for the event. Gentle Giants will have education tables set up, as well as tables for donations, wish-list items and popcorn for all participants.

What: Help a Horse Day Event
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Southern States parking lot
1312 S Main St.
Mt Airy, MD 21771
More Info: Please visit http://www.gentlegiantsdrafthorserescue.com


Spring into Action: Help a Horse @ 231 Spring Fling
The Freedom Hill Horse Rescue Help a Horse Day event will be held April 26.The event will feature interactive demonstrations with rescue horses, music from WKIK 102.9, item raffles and local vendors.
The goal for the day is to share success stories and to show people, with the help of equine friends, how they can help horses and horses can help them in return.

What: 231 Farm, Home, & Pet Center Annual Spring Fling Event
When: Saturday, April 26 from noon to 5:00 P.M.
Session Schedule:
12:30-12:45 P.M., 2:00-2:15 P.M., 4:15-4:30 P.M.: Helping Horses Presentation
1:15-1:45 P.M. : Natural Horsemanship Demonstration
3:00-3:45 P.M. : Equine-Assisted Learning Demonstration
Where: 231 Farm, Home, & Pet Center
171 Skipjack Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
More Info: Please visit https://www.facebook.com/FreeToLiveAgain


MASSACHUSETS


Eat, Neigh, Love
New England Equine Rescue North invites its volunteers, supporters and Facebook friends to the Topsfield Fairgrounds indoor arena for a demonstration with a rescue pony and a rescue donkey. New England Equine Rescue North will talk about and display pictures of our rescue horses available for adoption as well as show some of our happy endings with before and after shots.  There will be t-shirts made with the event name: "Eat, Neigh, Love.”  The event will be a big get together in honor of horses in need for Help a Horse day.

What: Eat, Neigh, Love Event
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Topsfield Fairgrounds Indoor Arena
207 Boston St.
Topsfield, MA 01983


MICHIGAN


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and CANTER Michigan
CANTER Michigan is holding an Open House and Help A Horse event at Stapleton Farm, a Dressage training facility for CANTER thoroughbreds. Attendees are invited to meet experts, learn tips, get advice from Equine Veterinarians, Farriers, Horse Nutritionists, Equine Massage Therapists, and saddle fitters. There will be CANTER horses on sight undergoing training, and tons of information about adoption and volunteering.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and CANTER Michigan
When: Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Where: Stapleton Farm
 3870 Bellevue Road
Leslie, MI 49251
More Info: Please visit www.CanterUSA.org


MINNESOTA


Truhaven Ranch, Inc. Horses and Hotdogs "Hay" Day
Truhaven Ranch, Inc. will host a carnival-style community outreach event featuring many types of innovative equine style games: horseshoe pitching (horseshoes), poo pitching (like chuck a duck), kiss a donkey booth, pin the tail on a (faux) donkey, lead line donkey races (no riding), equine bingo and more/ Each booth will be manned by a Truhaven Ranch volunteer or board member. There will also be wagon rides. A local vendor will be offering a food stand with hotdogs done "41" different ways.  Educational talks and demos will also be offered hourly by Truhaven staff.

What: Horses and Hotdogs “Hay” Day
When:  Saturday, April 26
Where: Truhaven Ranch, Inc.
23677 Cable Ave
Winsted, MN 55395
More Info: Please visit http://www.truhavenranch.org/


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and This Old Horse
This Old Horse is holding a Barn Clean-Up Day to prepare for Spring weather and their Run for the Roses 5K event.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and This Old Horse
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Wishbone Ranch
19025 Coates Blvd
Hastings, MN 55033
More Info: Please visit www.thisoldhorse.org


MISSOURI


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary
Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary will be participating in the Camdenton, Missouri Dogwood Parade with a float called Pegasus Ponies. The float will include volunteers and horses. There will also be a booth at the Dogwood Festival for volunteer sign-ups, sponsorships, donation opportunities, and handouts about how the community can “Help A Horse.” Most importantly, Missouri Forget Me not will be looking for new “forever homes” for many of their horses.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary
When:
Parade: Saturday, April 26 at 10:00 A.M.
Festival: Thursday, April 24 to Saturday, April 26
Where: Dogwood Festival and Parade, Camdenton, MO
More Info: Please visit www.facebook.com/MissouriForgetMeNot  


NEVADA


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund
Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund will present “Helping Horses Expo,” a celebration of the wild horses that inhabit the Virginia Range east of Reno, Nevada. The event will showcase rescue operations, the Virginia Range wild horse orphan foal program, gentling/training/adoption programs, foster programs, and on-the-range management programs. There will be a large animal rescue demonstration, along with training technique demonstrations and an orphaned foal on-site. This event is free to the public.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fun
When:  Saturday, April 26 from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Where: Rugged 3R Ranch
3625 Lakeshore Drive
New Washoe City, NV 89704
More Info: Please visit www.hiddenvalleyhorses.org


NEW JERSEY


Mylestone's Help a Horse Day Event
You’re invited to Help a Mylestone Day at Horsemen's Outlet. The day will feature a special sale, promotional events, silent auction, bake sale, merchandise table, and sponsorship and volunteer tables.

What: Help a Horse Day Event
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Horseman’s Outlet
37 Molasses Hill Rd.
Lebanon, NJ 08833
More Info: Please visit www.mylestone.org


NEW MEXICO


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Animal Protection of New Mexico
Animal Protection of New Mexico will honor recipients of The Equine Protection Fund on Help A Horse Day. Media from Albuquerque and northern New Mexico will feature their stories in the newspaper and on the radio, television, and social media.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Animal Protection of New Mexico
When:  Saturday, April 26
More Info: Please visit www.apnm.org    


NEW YORK


Freedom Trail for the Disabled with Godspeed Horse Hostel Inc.

Freedom Trail for the Disabled will build a natural boarding situation for our 30 horses called "Paddock Paradise" (invented by Jamie Jackson). It will allow the group to take in more horses, but best of all, it will add a new dimension for special needs programming groups. Alongside the paddock paradise enclosures will be "The Freedom Trail" for disabled patrons. It will allow wheel chair access, large groups and even bus tours. They will be able to interact with the horses in a safe manner and be able to partake in farm chores, even if they are wheel chair bound. Freedom Trail for the Disabled wants to encourage people with disabilities to be able to volunteer on a regular basis or as part of their rehabilitation.

What: Freedom Trail for the Disabled
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Tomorrow, Tomorrow Inc., Rescue and Sanctuary
 50 Prilipper Rd.
Livingston, NY
More Info: Please visit godspeedhorses.org


Meet your Neeeiighbors with Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, Inc.
Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, Inc. will hold an open house to the community with demonstrations on the care, shoeing and show how to properly brush, pick hooves etc.  There will be an owner and trainer on site to speak about how they feel about their horses and their hopes for their horses after their racing career has ended.  Hot dogs and soda will be available for sale, and there will be fun activities for children.

What: Meet your Neeeiighbors
When: Saturday, April 26
Where:  Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, Inc.
5757 Route 96
Farmington, NY 14425
More Info: Please visit www.fingerlakestap.org


Second Chance Thoroughbreds Open House
Second Chance Thoroughbreds will be hosting an open house/volunteer drive. The horses will be shedding like crazy, so hands on grooming demonstration as well as bathing and pampering the horses.  Second Chance will have riding demonstrations throughout the day showcasing thoroughbreds available for adoption.

What: Open House
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Second Chance Thoroughbreds Inc.
121 Dawson Hill Road,
Spencer, NY 14883
More Info: Please call (607) 589-7669


Walk for the Horses 5k Walk-a- Thon
The Kaeli Kramer Foundation will be celebrating the ASPCA's Help A Horse Day on April 26 by sponsoring its first annual 5K Walk-A-Thon at the Holtsville Wildlife and Ecology Site, home to two of the Foundation's rescued mustangs and the site of our Humane Education programs.  The walk will raise awareness about the plight of America's wild horses and the challenges facing domestic horses. Following the walk there will be a natural horsemanship demonstration with mustangs Callie and Valor, a Help a Horse puppet show, an awards and volunteer recognition ceremony, face painting, raffles and more! All are welcome to participate. Don't miss this fun and educational opportunity to walk, sponsor or volunteer.

What: Walk for the Horses 5k Walk-a-Thon
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Holtsville Wildlife and Ecology Center
249 Buckley Road
Holtsville, NY 11742
More Info: Please visit www.kaelikramerfoundation.org


Horse Rescue Day and Volunteer Orientation
Our Horse Rescue Day and Volunteer Orientation will take place at the North Shore Horse Rescue and Sanctuary.  There will be farm tours and volunteer orientation. This event is to inform the public locally and nationally in equine rescue and rehabilitation. In addition, North Shore is also looking for volunteers for its Equine Assisted Therapy Program Heart2Heart with Louise Abitbol R-LCSW. Volunteers will get to meet and greet the 17 rescued horses. The horses look forward to meeting everyone at the Volunteer Kick Off.

What: Horse Recue Day and Volunteer Orientation
When: Saturday, April 26 from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Where: North Shore Horse Rescue and Sanctuary
2330 Sound Avenue
Baiting Hollow, NY
More Info: Please visit www.northshorehorserescue.com


“Our Little Pony” Event
Little Farm Rescue is hosting a community event  featuring fun, food, raffles, prizes, demonstrations, adoptable horses and horse care clinics. The event will also feature low cost pet microchipping, wellness checks and more. Many animal welfare organizations will be attending as well, including rescues, search and rescue teams (horseback) and many more.

What: “Our Little Pony” Event
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Tractor Supply of Seneca Falls
NY 2109 Rt. 5&20
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
More Info: Please visit https://www.facebook.com/LittleFarmRescue?ref=hl


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Easy Street Horse Rescue
Easy Street Horse Rescue is hosting a “Celebrate the Horse” vendor fair and adoption clinic. This family-friendly event will feature horse rides, grooming and demonstrations, vendors, raffles, and food. Visitors can meet horses, chickens, and piglets, and attend the adoptable horse clinic as well.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Easy Street Horse Rescue
When:  Saturday, April 26 from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Where: 185 Plantz Road
Johnstown, NY 12095
More Info: Please visit www.easystreetrescue.org


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Humane Society of Greater Rochester
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester, is having a fundraising tack sale. There will be a table with adoption information and a “meet and greet” with some of the available horses. Trainers will walk the horses and explain what they have been trained to do, as well as what kind of home each horse needs.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Humane Society of Greater Rochester
When:  Saturday, April 26
Where: Lollypop Farm
99 Victor Road
Fairport, NY 14450
More Info: Please visit www.lollypopfarm.com


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc.
Begin Again Horse Rescue is hosting an open house at their farm. The event will include tours and meet-and-greets with the horses available for adoption. In addition, Begin Again is designating April as “Pass It Forward” month. Friends and supporters are encouraged to help a horse, document it, and send it to Begin Again. All participants will receive a “Pass It Forward” bracelet!

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc.
When:  Saturday, April 26 from noon to 3:00 P.M.
Where: Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc.
3341 Plank Road
Lima, NY 14485
More Info: Please visit www.beginagainrescue.org


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue
Come join Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue to celebrate “Help a Horse Day” with lots of barn activities! This event will feature obstacle course competitions, Stuff the Truck fundraising, barn cleaning, and concessions. There will be 48 horses on-site at this family-friendly event.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue
When:  Saturday, April 26
Where: Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue
3 Great Pyr Way
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569
More Info: Please visit www.luckyorphanshorserescue.org


NORTH CAROLINA


STAR Ranch Horse Parade
STAR Ranch will hold a horse parade on April 26 down Main Street in Waynesville. Our North Carolina State Representative, Joe Sam Queen, will be the grand marshal.  He will ride just behind the STAR Ranch truck, pulling STAR Ranch’s new two horse open stock trailer. Jim Moore, assistant District Attorney, will ride in a horse and carriage with his wife, Connie, a horse advocate. The Girl Scouts and Small Miracle will also participate. The parade will also feature covered wagons, a hay wagon and two STAR horses. Cataloochee Ranch will celebrate the return of their horses from their 'winter vacation' and the opening of their riding season on top of a beautiful North Carolina mountain.

What: Horse Parade
When: Saturday, April 26 at 1:00 P.M.
Where: Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
More Info: Please visit www.star-ranch-rescue.com


LOVE at Work—Help a Horse Day!
Come see LOVE at work and celebrate SHERR's volunteers. The public is invited to visit SHERR’s facility and meet the volunteers who LOVE and care for the rescue horses. Watch as SHERR’s dedicated volunteers demonstrate their love and professional care for the horses. Speak with our dedicated loyal volunteers—you may want to join them.

What: Help a Horse Day Event
When: Saturday, April 26 from noon to 4:00 P.M.
Where: Safe Haven Farm
245 Cedar Ridge Lane
High Point, NC
More Info: Please visit www.sherrnc.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Safe-Haven-Equine-Rescue-and-Retirement-Sherr/131402476920394


Help a Horse Open House
Bit O’Luck Equine Rescue, Inc. will be open to the public to learn more about its role in helping un-homed horses in America. The event will include a horse parade, demonstration of Natural Horsemanship, chores around the barn and time to meet the horses. Free hotdogs and hamburgers and drinks will be included for all who attend.

What: Help a Horse Open House
When: Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Where: Bit O’Luck Equine Rescue
16528 Glenfurness Dr.
Huntersville, NC 28078
More Info: Please visit http://www.bitoluck.org


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Paws Ranch Equine Rescue
Paws Ranch Equine Rescue is hosting a horse adoption event to celebrate Help a Horse Day! Horses will be on-site and ready for adoption.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Paws Ranch Equine Rescue
When:  Saturday, April 19
Where: Paws Ranch Equine Rescue
330 Walls Church Road
Bostic, NC 28018
More Info: Please visit www.pawsranch.org   


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Hope For Horses

Hope For Horses is hosting an “Open Farm Day.” Visitors are invited to meet the horses and enjoy a horsemanship demonstration by trainer DeeDee Kelly.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Hope For Horses
When:  Saturday, April 26
Where: Hope For Horses Farm, Leicester, NC, 28748
More Info: Please visit www.hopeforhorses.org


OHIO


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Brown County Humane Society
Brown County Humane Society is celebrating Help A Horse Day in conjunction with a local therapeutic riding stable. Stop by to meet available horses for adoption, purchase merchandise, and learn about membership.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Brown County Humane Society
When:  Sunday, April 27
Where: TBD
More Info: Please visit www.bchsohio.org


OKLAHOMA


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Horse Feathers Equine Rescue
Horse Feathers Equine Recue is holding a Spring Work Day to celebrate Help A Horse! Attendees are invited to assist with general cleanup, repair, and fence installation. Community service is offered, as well as lunch for those attending. Attendees are asked to bring a bag of grain.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Horse Feathers Equine Rescue
When:  Saturday, April 26
Where: Horse Feathers Equine Rescue
Guthrie, OK
More Info: Please visit www.horsefeathersequinerescue.org


OREGON


LCAR Equine Rescue Booth at Coastal Farms Store
LCAR Equine Rescue will host a booth at the Coastal Farms store in Albany, Oregon.  LCAR will have pictures of adoptable horse and ponies, will collect donations for our rescue horses and will recruit volunteers for work days at LCAR.

What: LCAR Equine Rescue Booth
When: Friday, April 25 to Sunday, April 27
Where: Coastal Farms store
355 Goldfish Farm Rd SE
Albany, OR 97322
More Info: Please visit http://lcarhorse.org/


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Equine Outreach, Inc.
Equine Outreach, Inc. is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new barn. Lunch will be served in the barn, and tours of the ranch will take place in the afternoon. Volunteer certificates of appreciation will also be handed out. Partners in the business and equine community will be on-site, and volunteer trainers will showcase a few horses ready for adoption. The Central Oregon Wild Horse Coalition will make a short presentation about the partnership to save the Warm Springs Reservation mustangs from slaughter. Don’t miss this fun day for all ages, all abilities, and the Central Oregon Community!

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Equine Outreach, Inc.
When:  Saturday, April 26 from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Where: Equine Outreach, Inc.
63220 Silvis Road
Bend, OR 97701
More Info: Please visit www.equineoutreach.com


PENNSYLVANIA


Spring Into Action!
Join Bright Futures Farm for our spring volunteer appreciation day and community meet and greet. This will be Bright Futures’ second event at its new facility. Come join Bright Futures Farm, meet some of its horses and “Spring Into Action” by helping the Farm spruce up the farm after the long, hard winter. There will also be a yard sale and tack sale. Food and beverages will be provided. Bright Futures Farm would love to meet its “neighbors” and hopes you will spend a few hours with them on this special day!

What: Spring Into Action! Event
When: Saturday, April 26 from noon to 3:00 P.M.
Where: Bright Futures Farm, Inc.
238 Old Franklin Pike
Cochranton, PA 16314
More Info: Please visit https://www.facebook.com/BrightFuturesFarm


New Vocations Open House: Thoroughbreds for All
New Vocations will be promoting Help a Horse Day at two different locations. The facility located in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania will be hosting a New Vocations Open House/Barn on April 26. The event will consist of multiple demonstrations from New Vocations graduates, current horses available for adoption, and our local veterinarian. The facility will be open for the public to tour, meet our staff, and horses available for adoption. All attending will be encouraged to purchase New Vocations merchandise to support the event. New Vocation will also be promoting Help a Horse Day at our Thoroughbreds For All event at our facility in Lexington, Kentucky on April 25.The evening consists of dinner and demonstrations from Olympic level trainers and leading jockey Rosie Napravnik. We will continue celebrating Help a Horse Day at our booth at Rolex on April 26. We will have signage up explaining Help a Horse Day and will encourage the public to support the event by purchasing New Vocations merchandise.

What: New Vocations Open House
When: Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26
Where: Multiple locations. See above description for details.
More Info: Please call (614) 989-3926


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Animal Rescue League of Berks County
Animal Rescue League of Berks County is hosting “Helping Horses: A Day of Rescue Education.” Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the ARL performs horse rescue and rehabilitation. Humane Officers and staff will be giving demonstrations and talks throughout the day, and kids can enjoy horseshoe painting and bobbing for apples while adults help clean up the barn. In addition, visitors can register a team of friends in the horseshoe competition, and everyone can enjoy carrot cake! Candy and Apache, two horses up for adoption, will also be on-site and giving kisses for $5.00. Photos of these kisses will be posted on Facebook so you can see your smooches in action.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Animal Rescue League of Berks County
When:  Saturday, April 26 from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Where: Mary Jane Jacoby Barn
58 Kennel Road
Birdsboro, PA 19508
More Info: Please visit www.BerksARL.org


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at The ANNA Shelter
To celebrate Help A Horse Day, the ANNA Shelter is hosting Horses 101: A Day of Education. Topics include “Know Your Horse: How to Check Vitals,” “What You Need: Basic Tools and Supplies Every Horse Owner Should Have,” and “When to Call: Learn to Assess an Injury or Equine Health Scare.” Food will be served, and visitors can enter for the chance to win an equine first aid kit. This event is BYOC—Bring Your Own Chair! Admission is free.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at the ANNA Shelter
When:  Saturday, April 26 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Where: The ANNA Shelter Equine Center
9240 6N
Albion, PA 16401
More Info: Please visit www.theannashelter.com


SOUTH CAROLINA


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Florence Area Humane Society
Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the Florence Area Humane Society! This event will feature a variety of activities, including free photos of children on a pony, demonstrations and talks by local feed stories and farriers, displays of rescued equines, and interaction with the state horse (Marsh Tacky). There will be opportunities for the public to interact with rescue horses, as well as activities for children including Rescue Readers, where children can read to shelter cats. Refreshments will be served.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Florence Area Humane Society
When:  Saturday, April 26 from noon to 4:00 P.M.
Where: Florence Area Humane Society
1434 McCurdy Road
Florence, SC 29501
More Info: Please visit www.FlorenceHumaneSociety.com


TEXAS


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Panhandle Safe Hayven Equine Rescue
Panhandle Safe Hayven Equine Rescue is hosting their 11th Annual Spring Trail Ride. This fundraising event will kick off the annual hay drive. Camping is available, and lunch will be provided. There will be a silent auction as well. The price is $30.00 for riders and $10.00 for non-riders.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Safe Hayven Equine Rescue
When:  Saturday, April 26 at 9:30 A.M.
Where: Boy’s Ranch, Channing TX
More Info: Please visit www.panhandlerescue.org


Members' Meeting and Volunteer Recruitment
Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society will be holding a meeting for its new, long-term and prospective members to discuss how we can help more horses, educate members on volunteer opportunities and answer questions about the rescue.

What: Members’ Meeting and Volunteer Recruitment
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society
College Station, TX
More Info: Please visit http://www.bluebonnetequine.org


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Ranch Hand Rescue
The Mayor of Argyle, Texas has declared April 26 “Help A Horse Day!” On that day, Ranch Hand Rescue will go to horse farms in the community and “arrest” people by putting them in the RHR “jail” (a horse trailer). If they want to get out, they will need to post “bale” in the form of bales of hay or monetary donations. The arrested person that made bale can then recommend another person that needs to be arrested.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and Ranch Hand Rescue
When:  Saturday, April 26
Where: Argyle, Texas
More Info: Please visit www.RanchHandRescue.org


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Triple Me Mac Equine Sanctuary
Triple Me Mac Equine Sanctuary (TMMES) is hosting an event called “Helping Rescue Horses Through Healing the Mind and Body.” Silvia Sitters of Equisol Healing will be on-site giving demonstrations on rescue horses using massage techniques with essential oils. Sylvia is a Shamanic Healer, State-Licensed Massage Therapist, and Reiki Master. She will give instructions to attendees so that they may help their own horses as well as TMMES horses. Event tickets are $50; all proceeds will go to benefit TMMES horses.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Triple Me Mac Equine Sanctuary
When:  Saturday, April 26
Where: Triple Me Mac Equine Sanctuary, Spring Branch, TX
More Info: Please visit www.TripleMeMac.org


VERMONT


The Great American Rescue Horse Photo Contest at Everything Equine & Canine
Join Spring Hill Horse Rescue as it announces the Grand Prize Winner of the Great American Rescue Horse Photo Contest at Everything Equine & Canine—a photo and story contest celebrating the exceptional equines that have been rescued by Spring Hill, and their wonderful adopters!  Stop by the stall at Breed Row and meet John, the Mammoth Mule, rescued by Spring Hill, and his buddies, mini-donkeys Arthur and Ernie, all now living the good life at One Mitten Farm in Shelburne, VT. You can cast your vote for Crowd Favorite in the photo contest and earn a chance to win your own great prize! Be there for the 3:30 P.M. Announcement of the Grand Prize Winner and Crowd Favorite!

What: Help a Horse Day Event and Photo Contest Results Announcement
When: Saturday, April 26 from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Where: Champlain Valley Expo
105 Pearl St.
Essex Junction, VT 05452
More Info: Please visit http://www.springhillrescue.com/


VIRGINIA


White Bird Appalosa Horse Rescue Benefit Horse Show
The Buckingham Equestrian Center has volunteered their facilities to our rescue to help us host an all around fun horse show. We are making strides against equine abuse and neglect. White Bird will have both English and Western classes so that it may connect our entire community together for this very special horse show. White Bird hopes to raise awareness about its rescue to our community, and hopes to gain more volunteers to come join efforts to help abused and neglected horses as well as members of the community who want to become regular donors and sponsors for the rescue.

What: Horse Rescue Benefit Horse Show
When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Buckingham Equestrian Center
39 Dunsford Ln
Dillwyn, VA 23936
More Info: Please visit www.whitebirdapps.com


WEST VIRGINIA


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and ACWP/Summers County Humane Society
Visit ACWP at Kroger to celebrate Help A Horse Day! Stop by the table to donate, get information about ACWP, and learn how to help the horses of Summers and surrounding counties.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA and ACWP/Summers County Humane Society
When:  Saturday, April 26
Where: Kroger
308 Stokes Drive
Hinton, WV 25951
More Info: Please visit www.acwp-wv.org


WISCONSIN


Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Dane County Humane Society
Throughout the week of April 21, Dane County Humane Society will be holding a “Fill The Trailer” Challenge. Supporters can donate a bale of hay for $10; the goal is to fill a horse trailer with 75 bales (or more!) by the end of the day on Saturday, April 26. Also on April 26, DCHS will be holding an educational talk on equine dental health for horse owners.  Admission is $10 per person and includes light refreshments and raffle entry.

What: Celebrate Help A Horse Day with the ASPCA at Dane County Humane Society
When:  Saturday, April 26
Where: Dane County Humane Society
5132 Voges Road
Madison, WI 53718
More Info: Please visit www.giveshleter.org

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