Tyler, TX – September 29, 2008 – At the Dallas Harvest Horse Show, a committee of dedicated individuals has committed their time and energies in an effort to give back to an organization that has done so much for the equine industry. The show, which will run November 5-9, 2008, will donate proceeds from fundraising events to Habitat for Horses; an equine organization that rescues horses and changes lives.
All money raised from the fundraisers held during several events, such as the $25,000 Dallas Harvest Grand Prix and several parties, dinners and exhibition events , will directly benefit Habitat for Horses. Habitat for Horses is an equine rescue organization that goes beyond saving, rehabilitating and finding new homes for horses. Habitat for Horses has also been instrumental in the creation of equine education programs. Programs include basic horsemanship for those adopting, and equine investigation to educate uninformed horse owners how to properly take care of their animals. Habitat is also involved with Equine-Assisted Activities, part of a national program that uses horses to help troubled teens.
This non-profit equine rescue organization has attracted stars such as Willie Nelson and Toby Keith. Both Toby Keith and Willie Nelson are active members of the Habitat for Horses Executive Board. Willie Nelson has adopted 27 Habitat horses. EquestrianMag News Release