Wednesday, November 02, 2011


To the Friends of Refuge Farms . . . .

Once a year, The Friends of Refuge Farms gather to celebrate another year of rescue. One more year of working so diligently to
save a single life. To rescue a horse. To do whatever it takes to
"make it right" for the particular horse standing in our path on that particular day.

Once a year, we gather to hug each other. To catch up with the events in our lives. To smile. And to maybe cry a bit. To celebrate those who have been saved and to honor those who have crossed. One more year of working to take a dier horse and "make a difference in somebody's life with it."

We will bring several of our Horse Ministers to The Fall Gala and we will tell a few of their stories. And yes, there will be a surprise or two for you during the evening. Something to make you clap and cheer! And something to show you exactly what it is that we do with your donations.

This life in rescue is a life of extremes. The exhilaration of watching one eating! Lying to rest its weary legs! And rising to its feet again! And the deep grief of a loss. After fighting such a valiant fight.

Rescue is a tough life. It hurts. Many times it feels like it hurts more than it should. But we gather each year, at The Fall Gala, to celebrate and to smile! To hold our friends close to us and to soak in their strength. To rejuvenate. To refill ourselves. So that we may continue on. For another year. Another year of rescue.

Thank you for your support throughout the year. I look forward to greeting you at The Gala! Come and celebrate this magnificent creature that stand before us - the horse!

Enjoy the journey of each and every day,
Sandy and The Herd

Note: For ticket information, please visit our homepage at and click on The Fall Gala poster. You will be taken to a program for the evening and full event information.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Dress is business casual. The event is held on the arena floor at the University of Minnesota Leatherdale Equine Center on the St. Paul Campus.

Come and get a little horse hair on you! And a hug. Or two!

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