PER will be holding an open board meeting on Sunday, May 21 at 1:00. Location will be the PER facility at 3099 E. Chipper Rd., Cantonment, FL. Anyone is welcome to attend. Please RSVP by Friday, May 19th if you plan to attend.
Our 1st Annual Calendar Photo Shootout, was held on May 6-7, and was a huge success! Many photographers participated in the photo shootout in hopes of getting their photos chosen for the PER 2018 calendar! PER would like to thank Edward McGrath of 5 Star Event Photography, and Nikki Hedrick, who both organized this event and made it happen! We also thank the many photographers who came out and participated in this event. We are very excited as we wait to receive the photographs as they trickle in. The photos that make the calendar will be a surprise until they are created and go on sale. Plan on getting yours as soon as they are available. All proceeds will go to care for the horses that still await their forever homes. We are also seeking sponsors for the calendars. More details will be announced in the near future! Check out our Facebook Page to view photos from the event.
On March 31, 2017, PER took in this beautiful three-year-old filly, that we are calling Cheyenne. She had been at the county impound almost four months. Cheyenne was seized by animal control, in December 2016, along with five other horses. In February 2017 we took in the poorest horse of the herd, a Palomino mare we named Faith, because she wasn’t gaining weight at the impound. We were able to find good homes for the rest of the herd except for Cheyenne. When the other horses were picked up, leaving Cheyenne all alone, we brought her to PER. She is a sweet mare but needs training. Check our Facebook Page for updates on this pretty girl!
PER took in a miniature donkey on March 8, 2017. Zach was tethered to an electric cord and his halter rubbed him causing an infection on his neck. Very smelly! The infection was scrubbed and Zach was given antibiotics. Zach is a such a sweetheart and will be up for adoption, but there is still a custody case pending. Zach needs to be gelded, updated on vaccines, Coggins, dewormed and feet trimmed. Zach also needs his teeth checked. Donations can be mailed in care of PER, P.O. Box 777, Cantonment, FL. 32533 or you can use PayPal by clicking HERE.
Our 2017 Annual Benefit Ride was a huge success! The weather was perfect and we had a great turnout. There are so many people to thank for the success of this ride. Thanks to all who participated in this event. We had 82 riders this year that rode a trail of seven challenging and fun obstacles. We had almost 40 volunteers that did a wonderful job. The judges, kitchen helpers, and pavilion team worked well together, were very professional and took extra steps to make everything perfect. We are also grateful to the volunteers who got out there and hustled for prize donations. Special thanks to ride coordinator, Vickie Bell and also Kim Gallagher, who partnered with her on handling the obstacles. A lot goes into marking the trail, finding the perfect spot for each obstacle and getting them set up. Safety riders, Cheryl Melaven and Lori Toner, did an awesome job stepping in just in case a rider encountered problems and also making sure everyone got in safely. We did have one injury on an obstacle and Cheryl and Lori stepped in quickly to get both rider and horse back to camp. Job well done! The judges did an awesome job playing the part of different occupations, in addition to decorating their obstacle! The food was delicious! Thank you Matt Bell and Henry for grilling the hamburgers and hot dogs. Additional thanks to Donna Thompson for providing the baked beans, Smokey’s BBQ for donating the coleslaw, and Mimi McClelland and Mimi Debroux for baking the cookies. Congratulations to the winner of this year’s raffle for the Go Pro Camera Package-Pat Lienhart of Cantonment, FL. PER would like to thank the following for donating prizes, food, used tack, and silent auction items: Karen Tucci, Texas Roadhouse (Pensacola), Texas Roadhouse (Milton), Parlor Room (Todd Morris), Ollie’s Neighborhood Grill, Pace Vet Clinic, Pat Lienhart, Mannings Feed and Seed, Jim & Nancy Way, Mimi Debroux, Sackheim Dental, Georgia Brazzell, Carpenter’s Campers, Shears Unlimited (Susan Brandenburg), Smokey’s Real Pit Bar-B-Que, Montana Silversmiths, Bailey’s Farmers Market, Coin and Bullion of Pensacola, Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Longhorn Steakhouse (Pensacola), Farm and Nursery Mart, Tractor Supply (Pensacola), Tractor Supply (Milton), HH Feed & Seed, Donna Thompson, Subway (Cantonment), Sharlene Kenney, Walter and Medora Mullins, Mimi McClelland, Joy Campbell, Auto Zone, Sunriser Stables, Mary Adams, Jaunita Robbins, Pensacola Shoe Hospital & The Boot Store, Stephany Marcom, Cathy Vanderpol, B.J.’s Restaurant/Brewhouse (Pensacola), The Doughmestic Caker (Kristen Jernigan), Jeweler’s Trade Shop, Emerald Coast Saddlery, Linda Lambert, Pensacola Ice Flyers, Debbi Yates, Dolly Gibbons, Cactus Flower (Pace), Ginny Adams, Melody Keith, Sam’s Club, Jeanne Legrand, 10th Avenue Hair Design, Bev Carson, Ted and Gwen Parker, Melinda Killcreas, Victoria Ballard, Susan Silver. We did our best to mention all the donors, but if we have forgotten anyone please let us know so we can add your name. Click here to view photos of the event on our Facebook page.
PER took in this beautiful Palomino mare on 2-2-2017 from Escambia County Animal Control. She was brought to us for rehabilitation. Since she had no name, and we already have Grace and Hope, we will call her Faith. She has a long road to full recovery. Donations for Faith would be appreciated. Please help by sending your tax deductible contribution to PER, P.O. Box 777, Cantonment, FL. 32533 or you can use PayPal by clicking HERE. Every little bit helps! Follow Faith’s story on our Facebook page.
• Seminole Senior Feed (Regular)
• PDZ Stall Freshener in Granules
• Manure Forks (Valley Vet Supply)
• Paste Wormers
• Fly Spray
• One Pound Salt or Mineral Bricks
• Computer Paper
• Glossy Photo Paper
Our Mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and provide adoption services for abused, neglected and abandoned equines. We need volunteers for hands-on work with horses, and also volunteers for fundraising, administrative work, grant-writing, if you have a talent that you would like to volunteer, we have room for you! Give us a call & schedule volunteer training, so we can get you plugged in!
Consult with your tax preparer about fostering for a non profit. If you are in the position to get write offs, this tax break would also apply to PER horses. We currently need foster homes for four. If you have space at your facility, please consider fostering. It will open up a stall for us to take in another abused or neglected horse.