Looking for the perfect horse? Join Spirit Wind Horse Rescue and Helen Denison and the North Fork Riding school as well as other private individuals at their adoption/silent auction event at the Hotchkiss Fair Grounds in Hotchkiss on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Meet the horses, talk with the trainers and owners and bid on the horse that is the right match for you. You will also get to see the horses perform.
Finding the right riding partner can sometimes be difficult but Spirit Wind is hoping this event will find the perfect match for you.
If you are interested in adopting a horse from Spirit Wind Horse Rescue you will need to fill out the adoption application. Contact Beth Keenan at 921-5646 for further information. For private individuals looking for good homes for their horses, this paperwork will not be necessary.
All horses at the event will be up-to-date on shots and worming. About 20 horses will be up for adoption.
Spirit Wind Horse Rescue was established in 2006 by Beth Keenan and Vendla Stockdale. They had five mares rescued from slaughter at the local sale barn. Their organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit.
The women and volunteers have worked hard with the rescued horses to prepare them for foster families and adoption.
"Our foster families have been amazing, but it also limits us in the number of horses we can help, as hay prices are an ongoing consideration as well as lack of pasture," the duo has written in a recent press release.
Gayle Nosal has come alongside Spirit Wind offering them the opportunity to grow. Nosal recently purchased a large ranch on Powell Mesa which provides summer pastures and a hay field. Spirit Wind will lease the land for $1 a year. This will create a sanctuary for the rescued horses. Nosal purchased the land from Dan Bolton who will continue to live on the property for a year. Spirit Wind wants Bolton's clients to know he will continue to take the first cutting, with Spirit Wind having the second.
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