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Event was a success, thank you! Tack and horse items desperately needed. Update last post.

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  • Event was a success, thank you! Tack and horse items desperately needed. Update last post.

    Please forgive me if you are tired of my annual requests, but 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 lived her short life to the fullest, a great reminder to us all. My sister put this video together of Savannah: https://youtu.be/Qoy0kdlTqQw
    Planning has finally begun for my 13th Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride and silent auction to be held on September 24th. I started this request several years ago here on COTH, and have been graciously supported each year. Last year thanks to the generous COTHer's and my local community, we were able to raise over $14K for the children and their families suffering through pediatric cancer.
    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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/261192150662966/

    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; Oct. 11, 2017, 03:14 PM. Reason: Wrapping up event
    To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.

  • #2
    What perfect timing - I said to my SO last night that I wanted to donate my seldomly-used riding items. Will be sending some things your way next week!


    • Original Poster

      El_Dorado, I am so grateful of the perfect timing and generous offer! I look forwards to receiving the donation and will certainly keep you posted with it's arrival.
      Thank you so very much!
      To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


      • #4
        Been watching for this! I get a horse box every month and things I don't need I have been saving for you!


        • Original Poster

          bcody, how absolutely wonderful of you for thinking of us again this year! Thank you so very much!!!
          To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


          • #6
            Equislover, I've been wanting to clean out all my unused things. I will have a box for you, but it won't be heading out until I can get my daughter to go thru her stuff too, which will probably be Labor Day weekend. I will promptly send it out after that, since that will only give you few weeks to go thru it.

            Is there anything in particular that really sells well?
            Facta non verba


            • #7
              I'm just popping in here to say that this is a very worthy cause and a wonderful event. I've helped equislover for the past, I think 8 years? Has it been that long??? Time flies.

              lawndart, just about anything horsey sells really well! (As well as dog items, and general farm things). Tack and horse items sell a little better than clothing, but clothing also sells. Just a few less bidders depending on the clothing item.
              “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
              ¯ Oscar Wilde


              • Original Poster

                Good morning lawndart, I just wanted to second what ParadoxFarm stated. I agree that tack goes well, along with horse related jewelry or home decor. Really anything farm related does well. Clothing can be a bit harder due to size but does sell. Variety is a great thing! Anything you can donate is greatly appreciated and supports a great cause. Thank you for thinking of us.
                To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


                • Original Poster

                  bcody the box arrived safe and sound, thank you for your incredible donation!
                  To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


                  • Original Poster

                    horsepoor your donation arrived yesterday and blew me away, thank you so much for your incredible donation!
                    To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


                    • #11
                      Finally have some time to put things together. Hoping not too late to mail Tues from PA?


                      • Original Poster

                        It's definitely not too late fourfillies! Thank you so much for your kind offer!
                        To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


                        • #13
                          On the way. Best wishes for your event!


                          • #14
                            Sent two boxes out today, hopefully another two at the end of the week. Depends on the Weather Gods.

                            C'mon COTHers, this is a good cause, DONATE!!
                            Facta non verba


                            • Original Poster

                              lawndart you are incredible, thank you!
                              To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


                              • Original Poster

                                I apologize for the delay but all receipts went out yesterday. If you haven't received it by next week please let me know and I can resend. Just a few days left until the event, praying for beautiful weather and lots of riders. Thank each and every one of you that helped stock the silent auction, if it wasn't for you we would have barely any tack. I will keep you posted with the total money raised!
                                Thanks again, the COTH community is incredible!
                                To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


                                • Original Poster

                                  Afternoon all. I wanted to take a moment to thank each and everyone one of you that helped make the event a success! This year was a record breaking event, raising over $16,000.00! I so appreciate the generous COTHer's that continue to support my annual event. It's no easy task, but having you all on my side makes it possible. Keep the event in mind for future donations, I'll gladly help you clean out your tack room .
                                  Thank you all so very much.
                                  To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.