I'll check with Kathy's sister... I doubt they would be at all opposed to a donation going to a horsey group. (Kathy's sister also rides.)
I would guess that the hospice was named as the charity just because people kept asking them who to send money to, and that was the first thing that came to mind. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
Hopices are wonderful and many people can benefit from their help. Cactuskate was a horse lover and that's how many of us "met" her and what made her feel that she wasn't sick. Horses in the Hood is something she would have donated to if she had been able to. It's also beneficial to the horses and the kids. Maybe a picture of her and her story will inspire some of the kids.
If it was me I think I would want both to get a donation. Horses are a part of my life that I wouldn't be able to seperate and are for most horse lovers, but then again, I only knew her from the BB so maybe she wouldn't want a 50/50.
OK, I checked with Kathy's friend and trainer, Jennifer, who talked it over with her sister and another friend, and they have given a blessing to Horses in the Hood. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]
So I'll set up a poll as a new topic to decide if we do one or the other (hospice or HITH) or both.