Hello students, parents, staff, community members and volunteers! Each year, in the fall, Equi-Ed holds its biggest fundraising event of the year, the Hoof Beat Challenge. The success of this event is vital to Equi-Ed's continued operations.
ABOUT: 'Every Stride Impacts a Life', Equi-Ed horses provide an experience which promotes physical health, activity, independence, socialization and confidence building to our students who each have unique challenges, in over 750 lessons each year.
WHY: In celebration of Equi-Ed's 20th anniversary, our goal is to raise $20,000.00 in support of the horses. Any donations exceeding this goal will go into the Pegasus Scholarship Fund which supports students participation in the program. Description of costs for equine care- Each of the 7 Equi-Ed horse receives hoof care every 8 weeks, yearly vaccinations, deworming medications, veterinary care, supplies such as fly masks, fly spray, tack, hay, grain, supplements, bedding and more, and is covered by our insurance policy, averaging a cost of $3,000.00/year/horse.
WHEN: From August 10th until September 30th Equi-Ed students, volunteers, staff, and community members are asked to get pledges in support of the exceptional equines and equestrians of Equi-Ed.
HOW: There are several ways to contribute.
1. You can ask family and friends to donate directly on-line. http://equi-ed.org/rideathon/ (copy and paste link into browser)
2. Or: We are happy to set up a personalized fundraising page of your own through which friends and family can make donations. http://www.razoo.com/team/Team-Equi-Ed (copy and paste link into browser) (Email Sheila for help [email protected])
3. Hard copy pledge forms are available (Email Sheila [email protected]) Collect the pledges from your donors, then submit it to Sheila-deadline: September 30th
4. Ask a business or corporation to sponsor our online auction in October. Sponsorship forms are available.
Anyone raising $75.00 or more receives a Hoofbeat Challenge T-shirt. For more information contact Max at [email protected] or Sheila at [email protected] . We look forward to you joining in this endeavor and receiving support for our very special horses who make a difference in so many lives!
For more info and to receive pledge or sponsorship forms, email Sheila at [email protected]