Written by Colleen Fitzpatrick
If you follow us on social media, you’ve probably seen our posts about our current horses available for adoption. These posts include the horses’ age, height, training, and many key details to help potential adopters to find their right horse.
However, these posts don’t talk about the horses' state on the day they arrive at Drifter’s Hearts of Hope (DHOH). A majority come in need of good food, vet care, training, and much more. Even if the horses arrive in decent condition, they always need a few good meals and rides at the very least.
Every horse that comes through DHOH will have their feet and teeth done, receive quality hay and grain, and participate in our evaluation and/or training program. And like most things, all of these items require funding. Since DHOH is a 501(c)3 organization, that funding mainly comes from fundraisers, grants, sponsorship, and donations from our fantastic supporters.
Funding makes it possible for us to re-feed underweight or neglected animals, train young or unstarted horses, and altogether provide top-notch care that helps these horses become potential adopters’ right horse. Our fundraising efforts are varied, but a few of our key fundraisers include: annual tack sale, Art to the Rescue (an art show), and Deck the Stalls (a live auction in December). The newest addition to this list is our Hoedown, coming up on July 13th.
Our Hoedown event seeks to celebrate our 5th anniversary of rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing at-risk horses here in Colorado. We will be hosting a party at the ranch complete with a live local band "Blinker Fluid", food truck, a horse trailer photo-booth "Whoa Pony", a bounce house and more to bring the community together. It will be the event of the summer!
For events like these, we greatly appreciate sponsorship and donations of any kind, whether it be your time, horse food donations or funds. Your generosity helps us match more good horses with good people!
Drifter's Hearts of Hope