The Gallop Gang rode into South Windham with horses on their minds! On Sunday afternoon (12/16/18) New England’s premier horse shelter welcomed many members of the Gallop Gang 4H Club from Warren, Maine to its 279 River Road farm to tour the new Keddy building, meet the rescue horses, and be photographed with the REALLY BIG check that they brought along to donate to the care of horses. For months, the young equestrians have been raising money to help with the rehabilitation of Maine horses who have experienced abuse or neglect. One of their most productive fund-raisers was a fun horse show of their own horses along with other horses from the mid-coast area. They also collected, cleaned, and sold donated tack to generate income for the gifting project. Gang members Noora, Sophia L., Elia, Ava, Xavier, Amariah, Sophia M., and Tara, along with assorted mothers and the club leader Katrina Janes gathered at the Keddy Building to learn more about the mission and vision of the MSSPA.
Following a tour of the new building, the Gallop Gang trotted down to the barns and met with some of the horses currently being rehabilitated at the MSSPA. They quickly identified a number of horses that they wanted to adopt and take home with them, including Nutmeg, Walker, Wee Man, and Shane. MSSPA staffers reminded these charming and enthusiastic young horsewomen and men that adoptions with the Society require the permission and participation of parents. : )
Grace was pleased to pose along with the Gallopers for a vanity shot of the REALLY BIG check of $1,500 (100% of which will go directly to the feed and care of the horses here). We think that during the photo shoot, she may have been calculating how many bags of carrots could be bought with that astounding sum of money!
Thank you to the Gallop Gang, their families and friends, and those who helped with their fund-raising efforts. Without the support of hard-working, horse-loving people like the members of this enterprising 4H club, the MSSPA would not be able to meet its mission and serve Maine’s abused, neglected horses.