Wednesday, October 7, 2009

More unexpected gifts!

Traveller's Rest is overwhelmed at the support this community gives our geezers. When we first opened a sanctuary for elder horses, we truly didn't know if this was something people would get behind. Because there are so many types of horse welfare facilities in Virginia, we had to ask ourselves "Will people see the need for an Elders sanctuary when there are many other equine "causes" to support?"

The apparent answer is Yes! Today we were thrilled to receive visitors here to deliver a donation of funds collected at the Belmont Horse Show, held August 15. Sponsored by the Belmont Club of Women and the Belmont Ruritan Club, this looks like a really fun show. In addition to traditional classes like halter, Leadline and hunters, they also hosted classes like the Old Timers class, egg & spoon race and "Ladies and Gentlemen Riding Horses Together in Couples."

Thank you, Peg & Jay, for the personal, hand-delivery. Hope to see you at next year's (70th anniversary) show!

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