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Update: St. Jude ride a success- thank you all!

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  • Update: St. Jude ride a success- thank you all!

    Forgive me for coming back to this forum year after year but the COTH community has generously helped me in the past raise money for children and their families suffering from pediatric cancer and make my fundraiser a success. Planning has finally begun for my 14th Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride and silent auction to be held on September 29th. As you may remember, I lost my niece to pediatric cancer in 2011 at the young age of 11. As a result, I want to continue my quest to support those fighting the battle, knowing all too well how hard it is on all involved. Savannah absolutely loved horses and lived her short life to the fullest, a great reminder to us all. My sister put this video together of Savannah:

    What I ask is that if you have any ANY horse related items sitting gathering dust, please consider donating them. Used tack is a huge hit each year at the silent auction, as well as horse related home decor, books, movies, jewelry, you name it. Show clothes, riding clothes, there really is nothing that is not eagerly bid on by the riders.
    All donations are tax deductible, receipts will be provided.

    Facebook link for the ride:

    Donations can be sent to:
    Tressa Flores
    1295 Linwood Road
    Watertown, TN 37184

    Please be sure to include your mailing address for the receipt. Thank you
    Last edited by equislover; Aug. 23, 2018, 02:03 PM.
    To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.

  • #2
    I have a few things I can mail over!

    Would you accept leather halters that have name plates still attached? I have a couple that I no longer need/use. I also have a couple standing martingales, again, I believe there are nameplates on one (is that okay?). They could also use a replacement rubber stopper, mine have long fell off. I should also have a pair of chaps, a pair of laced paddock boots and a couple leather girths (again there is a nameplate). Just let me know if these are acceptable and I can probably get them cleaned and shipped this weekend or next.


    • #3
      horseygurl182, if equislover has not responded via PM, I can answer for her. I help co-host this event. YES! We would love all those items, and it doesn't matter if they have plates on them. We've auctioned off items like that in the past. And it all goes to such a great cause. Thanks for considering us!
      “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
      ¯ Oscar Wilde


      • Original Poster

        Thank you so very much horseygurl182. We will gladly accept any donation!
        To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


        • #5
          Ok great! I apologize as I'm just seeing the response now, but can gather items up over the weekend and clean them and mail them out


          • #6
            Thanks, horseygurl182!!! We really appreciate it.
            “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
            ¯ Oscar Wilde


            • #7
              What is the deadline. Is it too late?


              • Original Poster

                Magicboy, I would prefer to have all donations by September 15th if possible, to allow me time to prepare for the silent auction. Though I would never turn a donation away as it is a yearly event and can always be used for the next one!
                I received the first wonderful donation and the reciept is going in the mail today! Thank you!!!!
                To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


                • #9
                  I have a pretty nice leather small pony driving harness I can donate. I will get the dust off and send to you ASAP.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by HungarianHippo View Post
                    I have a pretty nice leather small pony driving harness I can donate. I will get the dust off and send to you ASAP.
                    Thank you, HungarianHippo!
                    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                    ¯ Oscar Wilde


                    • Original Poster

                      Thank you so much HungarianHippo! I can imagine it will be a popular item for bidders!
                      To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


                      • #12
                        Cleaned the harness up and I found some pony bits too. After saying <Squeeee> at how cute and tiny they are, will throw them in the box too. bJust need to find the right size carton and will get this in the mail no later than Saturday.


                        • Original Poster

                          Oh pony bits are so precious! I can’t wait to squeal over how cute they are myself. Thank you so very much, I couldn’t have such a successful event without incredible people like you!!!
                          To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


                          • #14
                            tracking # says it'll deliver on Wednesday.


                            • Original Poster

                              The donation arrived safe and sound and the receipt will go in the mail today. Thank you so very much!
                              To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


                              • #16
                                Little late to the party this year. Box packed to go out tomorrow. Hope it’s not too late.


                                • Original Poster

                                  Fourfillies it is certainly not too late, thank you so much! COTHers amaze me year after year supporting this ride. You all really do make this event a success!
                                  Horsepoor I received your incredible donation this weekend! It was a wonderful surprise, I just can't thank you enough. It felt like Christmas opening the box of donations, riders are going to love the items.
                                  You ladies are incredible, hugs to you all for helping me in the fight against pediatric cancer!
                                  To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Thank you all for supporting the event year after year. I am thrilled to say that we raised over $12,000.00 for St. Jude's this year! Pictures of the silent auction and ride should be posted on the facebook page soon if you would like to see!
                                    To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.