Our 2016 Annual Benefit Ride For Rescue 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. In spite of the rainy forecast, 65 riders attended and rode a trail of eight challenging and fun obstacles.
We had over 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.
We also appreciate Nicole Eagle for driving from Niceville to be Vickie’s assistant.
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.
The judges did an awesome job playing the part of a cartoon or superhero character, in addition to decorating their obstacle!
The food was delicious! Thank you Matt Bell and Kelly Crabtree for grilling the hamburgers and hot dogs. Additional thanks to Donna Thompson for providing the baked beans and Mimi McClelland and Mimi Debroux for baking the cookies. All of the food was provided by generous donors, allowing all proceeds to go to the horses.
Congratulations to the winner of this year’s raffle for the Yeti Cooler Package; Sonja Roberts of Cantonment, FL.
PER would like to thank the following for donating prizes, food, silent auction items and cash donations:
Pensacola Imports, Kingline Equipment; Cantonment, Karen Tucci, Linda Corwin, Texas Roadhouse; Pensacola, Texas Roadhouse; Milton, Parlor Room, Halls Hardware; Milton, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse, Ollies Neighborhood Grill, Pace Vet Clinic, Pat Lienhart, John Lyons, Tony Stepleton, Mannings Feed & Seed, Jim and Nancy Way, Grocery Advantage; Cantonment, Warren & Mimi Debroux, Cracker Barrel, Sackheim Dental, Tractor Supply; Milton, Ali Bell, Bill and Georgia Brazzell, Y Buy Nu; Cantonment, Carpenters Campers, Mitra Ardelan, Susan Brandenburg of Shears Unlimited, Cindae Booth of Camelot Junction, Smokey’s Real Pit Bar-B-Que, Montana Silversmiths, Fillys Produce; Cantonment, Coin and Bullion of Pensacola, Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, Cheryl Nelson, Terry Bryan, Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Way Bail Bond, Inc., Long Horn Steakhouse; Pensacola, Farm and Nursery Mart, Robert Kerrigan, Barry Beroset, Gulf Beach Nursery, Tractor Supply; Pensacola, HH Feed & Seed, Elaine Harris, Donna Thompson, Matt & Vickie Bell, Subway; Cantonment, Sharlene Kenney, Classy Cats Thrift Store, Sassy Seconds Consignment, Walter and Medora Mullins, Mimi McClelland
We did our best to mention all donors, but if we have forgotten anyone, please let us know and we will add you to the list.
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We hope to see you at the ride next year!
• PDZ Granules
• Cowboy Magic Detangler Lotion
• Paste Wormers
• Salt or Mineral Bricks
• Equine Pelletized Stall Bedding
• Computer Paper
• Manure Forks
• Grooming Brushes
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.
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