Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ride along with horse derby celebration.

AM NOTE: Animal abuse continues to be a big problem throughout the state.Many thanks to Appen Newspapers / The Milton Herald and Jonathan Copsey for bringing the story below to light. Horses have not only been harrassed and abused here in Milton Georgia without any repercussion to the offenders, they are now being shot and killed in other areas of the state. Please support Liberty's Law to help put an end to this cruelty once and for all. You can sign the petition here..

Event to help abused horses.

by Jonathan Copsey / The Milton Herald

If You Go:
Ga. Horse Derby Celebration
May 6 12:30 – 7 p.m.
Chukkar Farms
1140 Liberty Grove Rd, Alpharetta

April 10, 2012
MILTON, GA. - May 6 will give all the horse lovers in North Fulton the chance to help horses in need at the inaugural Georgia Horse Derby Celebration.

Save the Horses, a group dedicated to helping horses, especially those who are abused or neglected, will host a fundraiser at Chukkar Farms Polo Club in May.

The event will feature a polo match, silent auction and ladies derby hat contest. The family-friendly event includes a visit to the petting zoo to see miniature horses and even pigs. Purchase a VIP ticket to enjoy a sitting area for the whole day and have a dinner experience at the farm. A gourmet sack lunch will be available for all ticket holders with other foods available for purchase.

All proceeds go to benefit the Save the Horses Barn Buddy Program. This program teams foster children with a horse-experienced Barn Buddy where the children learn about love and responsibility of foster care for horses. Each child selects a "foster" horse of their own and is invited to spend quality time with their horse and to enjoy life on a farm far away from their daily troubles and cares.

Tickets start at $40 for Save the Horses members ($50 non-members) and $100 for member VIP seating ($125 for non-members). Children 12 and under are admitted for $5. Celebrity TV personality and Save the Horses Spokesperson Cindy Rodeo Steedle will be master of ceremonies for this year's event. For tickets and more information, contact Julie Manfredi at 678-294-8559 or go online at

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