You could win a copy of Missionville

Missionville, written by Alex Brown (pictured with racing plates). By Vivian Grant Farrell.
Missionville, written by Alex Brown (pictured with racing plates). By Vivian Grant Farrell.

JUNE 2019 RAFFLE

This June is raffle month. We are raising money to fight for a federal law prohibiting the slaughter of American horses on U.S. soil and across U.S. borders. We may never have a better chance than the bill pending right now.

MISSIONVILLE

We have 5 copies of Alex Brown’s Missionville for you to win.

The NTRA estimates that 7,500 to 10,000 Thoroughbred racehorses are sent to slaughter per year. These deaths are in addition to the number of horses who die at the track.

In Missionville you will learn how and why racehorses are sent to slaughter, and who takes them there.

To enter, make a donation of $5.00 and we will throw your name into the hat. Enter as many times as you wish. A $25.00 donation would give you 5 entries, and so forth.

REVIEW

Alex Brown, author of Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and His Legacy, has written a book called Missionville which delves into the lives and activities of the people who work horses in the business of the American claiming race.

Missionville is a well crafted story with credibly drawn characters you can root for or against as Brown gives you an unvarnished look at the day-to-day rigors of training and racing horses at a small track and its resulting often tragic consequences for horses and humans alike.

Eclipse award winner Mike Jensen, journalist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, in his review of Missionville puts it this way:

“Alex Brown, a lifelong horseman, takes you on a journey few are capable of providing. He takes you to the underbelly of the sport. A terrific read”.

Missionville gives true to life insight into what happens to horses when their careers begin to take a downward spiral and tragically end up in the claiming race system.

DONATE $5.00 FOR A CHANCE TO WIN

Drawing will be held on June 30, 2019 at 6.00 pm EST.

RELATED READING

H.R.961 — The SAFE Act of 2019, Tuesday’s Horse »

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Secret Santa time Christmas match

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Greetings horse lovers!

Secret Santa Time

Our Secret Santa for 2018 has been awesome and helping horses and us in all sorts of wonderful, magical ways.

He is now offering a matching gift opportunity to all of you! Double up on yuletide love for horses with us.

Make a Matching Gift Donation »

Make a $30 matching gift donation. Sign up to give $5 a month for 6 months. It cancels automatically.

Make It a Christmas Present

If you wish to make this a Christmas gift to someone special, on receipt of your donation, we will send you a printable gift announcement you can present in all sort of fun ways, such as rolling it up and tying ribbon around it to put under the tree or as a stock stuffer! Or you can opt for us to correspond with them directly.

More on our donation thank you page »

—  We are always available at horsefund@gmail.com »

This offer is good through midnight EST Christmas Day, December 25, 2018.

Giving Tuesday

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We are very grateful for your generous hearts and how you have supported us in so many ways throughout the year.

Today is Giving Tuesday. If you wish to include us and the horses we serve in your giving today we would be delighted.

Facebook is doubling donations today. If you wish to participate in this please hit the donate button under the two horses up top on our Facebook page.

Or make a donation via this link.

Thank you again. With much love.

 

Wildfire and Winter Hay Relief

Two horses are rescued amid massive California wildfires. Many have burned to death. Image: CNN,
Two horses are rescued amid massive California wildfires. Many have burned to death. Image: CNN.

Help

Wildfires in California are continuing to have a devastating impact on people and animals. This is especially true of horses. And that’s where we come in.

Many horses have burned to death. Many horses have been severely burned and need our help and support. Evacuated horses need food and water.

We are doing all we can, but we need your help. Help us refill our Emergency Fund.

We have nearly exhausted our Emergency Fund providing wildfire relief for horses. There is still so much more to do.

Typically we use our Emergency Fund for winter hay to those in need. And winter is only just starting. But we couldn’t ignore the many pleas for help for the wildfire horses.

Double Up Today

All donations will be doubled by a generous benefactor who has already helped with generous private donations to help keep this funding going for wildfire horses can horses in need this winter. We are so grateful for his generosity! And of course yours.

Make a Donation »

Sign up to give $5 a month for 6 months. It cancels automatically. Your $30 donation will be matched right now!

If you have already given, thank you so very much for your kind generosity.

THE HORSE FUND