The Appalachian Trainer Face Off Introductions

Introducing our 5th Trainer and Rescue Horse pairing: Rebecca and Dempsey.

This young gelding came to us from a seizure case in Ohio. This was the first time we have been called into Lawrence County, Ohio to help horses in need. A more grisly scene would have been hard to fathom. Dempsey and Link, A Haflinger cross gelding, were tied on short ropes. Link was a skeleton, and his hooves were grossly overgrown and split in many directions. Dempsey had been there a shorter time, and he had no water or food in winter. Neither had shelter or a wind break. There were carcasses present from horses who died from starvation there, as well as other dead animals.

Thankfully, Dempsey healed quickly from this mistreatment. He is a blank slate and ready to learn.

Here is to believing Rebecca and Sunni Bell Stables with give this boy the overdue start in life he deserves!


Remember, while ALL of these horses and trainers will prove to be phenomenal, this is a competition, and the ONLINE FAN Favorite will take home the “SOCIAL MEDIA FAN PICK” Award, and the more interest generated in each horse, the HIGHER chance of adoption of EACH and EVERY Horse.

These horses will be adoptable via online and in person auction to APPROVED homes on HOP contacts on August 26th. This is an amazing chance to give a home horse who has been through so much a forever home and all the while being blessed with an equine coming to you with an exceptional foundation that has a value many times over the adoption fee! I cannot imagine a better place to be browsing for your next equine partner, guys!

Over the next few days, I will share a Trainer / Horse pair taking part in the Appalachian Trainer Face Off, an inaugural, yearly event.

Today, it is #HOPTEAMDEMPSEY

Tomorrow, meet another Competitive Team!

And mark your calendars, as this Face Off is one you will NOT want to miss, so plan to drive in, fly in or float in to see this on August 25th and August 26th!

Heart of Phoenix Open Fun Show and Appalachian Trainer Face Off

Be sure to invite all of your friends!

If your eye is on applying to adopt Soleil, be sure to get your applications in early!

Follow this pair closely on Rebecca Francis: Appalachian Training Challenge 2017