Another successful Race for the Rescues is in the bag! Thanks to our team we raised over $13K to help animals in need! Great job everyone involved including our couch potato racers, our team mascots Blaze and Kai, and huge thanks to all of you who supported us!!
Archive | October, 2017
It takes a village to get a horse to the Retired Racehorse Project! We want to thank everyone that has helped Taxi along the way and especially his sponsors!
A big thank you to KC Horse Transport for donating haluling and getting Taxi to Kentucky safely! There is not a better hauling company out there!
A big thank you also to Estolia’s for sponsoring Intaxication AKA Taxi AKA Mr. E! Head over to their website to buy some of their yummy salsa and support other non-profit projects!
Thank you to Dr. Shawn Frehner, DVM (his vet), Tony Steele (his chiropractor), and David Brough (his farrier) for keeping Intaxication healthy!
Big thanks to trainer Lindy Christensen for doing a wonderful retraining job and keeping him happy, healthy and showing him beautifully in Kentucky!
Thank you also to Claire Painter of Clever With Leather for donating a beautiful hand made halter for Taxi at the show!
Intaxication came from the barn of Billy Morey at Golden Gate Fields and was a CARMA Placement Program graduate.
Thank you everyone that expressed interested, gave support, and cheered us on!
A Neigh Savers horse attended the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky for the 2nd year in a row. Last year Neigh Savers was represented by Oso Smart, a horse taken from the CARMA Placement Program. This year Neigh Savers took another CARMA Placement Program horse, but this time it was Intaxication.
With the Makeover being moved up 3 weeks, the trainer timeline was even tighter than ever! This year had more horses enter, more horses show up and some really top quality talent (both trainer and horse). The Polo winner (trained by Junior rider Charlie Caldwell) won America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred, a small chestnut roan with big presence (Woodford Channel) won both the Freestyle and Field Hunter events and the Dressage winner, a horse fittingly named Chapter Two, almost pulled off a double as well taking 2nd place in Eventing.
Because of Taxi being a little late to the retraining game this year, trainer Lindy Christensen wasn’t sure he’d be ready in time for RRP, but he showed her good signs in their last show before RRP and she decided to take him anyways with only 5 months of retraining off his injury. She didn’t expect to win, but she did expect solid tests and good relaxation from him. He did a fantastic job on so little time and really impressed with his chill attitude in the big scary indoor arena that caused more than a handful of meltdowns from others.
In Dressage, Intaxication placed 35th out of 78 (a much-improved placing over last years CARMA grad Oso Smart). Lindy and Taxi earned a 60.58% on their regular test and a 42 on their demo ride (they placed 22nd in the scoring for the demo ride after Taxi noticeably relaxed in the second test out).
In Freestyle, Intaxication placed 23rd out of around 40 entrants. They performed a lovely Western Dressage test and may have helped inspire a promised addition of Western Dressage for next year’s RRP! It wasn’t the flashiest Freestyle, but he was certainly one of the most relaxed horses in the arena and Western Dressage may just be his calling.
We are so proud of Taxi and thankful to Lindy for doing such a wonderful retraining job with him. We are already looking forward to next year!
Our tack sale held on Sunday, September 24th was a huge success and we raised nearly $1,400!
Thanks to our coordinator Barbara Dutra and everyone who cleaned tack, organized the layouts, baked goods and helped with fitting horses and giving advice to our shoppers. Shout out to Friends of Bear Creek Stables member Melany who drove down to deliver cupcakes and help haul stuff from the trailers to the set up area. Other shout outs go to Scott Williams and Gary Ashford who did more hauling both before and after the event.
Executive Director Karin Wagner was with us all day long showcasing our beautiful NS swag and our own Sunday junior volunteer Maddie was the ringleader along with Emma and Evie (Scott’s girls) who decided to lure customers off of Bear Creek Road for some of our baked goods- they delivered and made a wonderful contribution!
Great team-work! Diane Azevedo & Karen Read were there all day long with Barbara and it was a solid group effort! The Race for the Rescue’s event is in a few weeks-proceeds go towards a wonderful cause!