Help a Horse Day Events

Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 4-6 p.m. – Rescue Rock Painting

Have fun and help spread the word about Help a Horse Day. Join rescue volunteers and staff for an evening of rock painting at the barn. The rescue will supply rocks, paints and brushes. Come sit with the horses and paint away!

Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 2 p.m. – Grove Roots Brewing Co. – Winter Haven

Winston will be on hand at the local craft brewery to meet and mingle with his fans.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 – 10:30 a.m., Children 3-5 years – Storytime/Easter Egg Hunt at Auburndale Public Library

Join us at the annual Easter Egg Hunt for storytime at the Auburndale Public Library. Owner Dani Horton, along with Hope Equine Rescue volunteers, will be telling Winston’s rescue story, as well as talking about horse care.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 2 – 6 p.m. – 4th Annual Help a Horse Day

In celebration of the ASPCA’s annual Help a Horse Day – a national effort on behalf of homeless horses and those who care for them – the rescue will host its own event from 2 to 6 p.m.

H.E.R. will provide this opportunity to enable the surrounding community know how they can be a part of the mission. Event will feature:

2 p.m. – Polk County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Demonstration; Tack Sale Opens

3 p.m. – Auburndale Mayor, Tim Pospichal

3:30 p.m. – Berkley Accelerated Middle School Chorus Performance

4 p.m. – Teacher of the Year, Jessica Solano (Storytime with Winston and his Herd of Heroes)

5 p.m. – T-shirt Winner and Contestant Recognition

6 p.m. – Tack Sale Closes

The event will also feature barn tours for attendees to learn the stories of the rescued horses, as well as raffles, door prizes and the Hoggy Style BBQ food truck.

This is a great opportunity for those who are interested to come out and ask questions, as well as take a look at the facility and the horses in the care of H.E.R.

No registration is required and there is no fee to attend, although it is recommended that visitors arrive early as more than 400 people attended last year’s event. There is no cost to attend either event.

Donations are encouraged. All proceeds from the event go directly to the care of H.E.R.’s rescued equine.

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Equine Surface Anatomy Chart

Equine Digestive Anatomy Chart

Derby Originals Fiesta Slow Feed Nylon Hay Bags

Blocker Tie Ring II

Hilton Herbs Himalayan Rock Salt Lick

StableFresh 64 oz Concentrate

Staples Multipurpose Inkjet & Laser Paper

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Round Bale Slow Feed Hay Net 4×4

3M Vetrap Bandaging Tape, 5 yds, 4″ width
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Tough 1 Training Lead with Trigger Bull Snap, 14′
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Farnam Roll-on Fly Repellent for Horses
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Tough 1 Poly Rope Tied Halter
MSM Vita Flex
Farnam Horse Health Electrolytes Supplement
Horsemen’s Pride Salt Block on Rope
SpaceSaver Premium Jumbo Vacuum Storage Bags
Rubbermaid Commercial BRUTE Food Storage Tote w/Lid
4′ Gates
Round Pen Panels
Fortiflex Corner Feeders
Coastal Rolls
Alfalfa Blocks
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Pro Force Fuel
Thunderbird Forest Studs 2″ x 4″ x 8′ Ponderosa Pine
Cowboy Magic 32 oz. Super Body Shine Spray Detangle Hair
The Original Mane N’ Tail Shampoo/Conditioner
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