Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue announcement:
Due to Covid-19 and the crisis we are all experiencing worldwide, we wanted to give an update on a few changes and so forth within the rescue.
The Appalachian Trainer Face Off will proceed as planned with a deadline extension for trainers to enter until May 1st. Pick up will be May 12th unless things change beyond our control. At pick up, we ask you bring just one person along and if others come, have them hang in the vehicle. We can modify pick up to limit any person to person contact, as needed. We can be creative.
The Patrick King Horsemanship clinic is private and semi private lessons in May, as well, and we plan to proceed with this clinic unless things change. We will not allow auditors this time. Payments will be accepted the day of this event, just in case it ends up cancelled last minute.
The Trail Ride (Ride for Rescue) is also still planned for the end of May on Memorial Day Weekend. Sign up now, but you do not need to pay until the actual event, in case it ends up rescheduled.
For on site volunteers, no more than ten can on on site at one time. The facility is large and requires volunteers to run at all, so volunteers are still needed, but we must limited the number on site at a time. This number includes caretakers.
We are only accepting horses in dire emergencies for law enforcement seizure cases at this time.
We are allowing ATFO candidate horses to be adopted if they are undersaddle or halter trainer at this time, as we expected, given the large number of horses in rescue, this is wise. If you’re interested, some of the reserved horses for the special event as available now to the right homes able to continue training.
Now is a great time to adopt, as senior horses have reduced fees (same screening and adoption agreements are in place).
If you are a foster, we are asking to let us know now if you feel comfortable moving forward for 3-6 months with your horse with you – we will be posting this privately to you, as well. In case transport becomes impacted, we need to be sure our horses are safe with you during these times.
Thank you during this difficult time. It is hard for us all in so many ways.
For us, with nearly 100 horses in rescue right this minute counting on us, we can’t fail now.
To donate to assure we do not experience a loss of funding creating concerns during this time, visit https://www.wvhorserescue.org/donate/