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Posting for a friend--fellow eventer needs our help and support!

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  • Posting for a friend--fellow eventer needs our help and support!

    I know it's not the normal thing, but what if every COTH eventing person were to cough up a buck for this young lady? Going to cough up a few of mine. Thanks for looking.

    Last edited by deltawave; Jun. 16, 2013, 10:21 PM.
    Click here before you buy.

  • #2
    Don't mean to sound like a "doubting-COTHer", but do you know the people involved? I will happily send some duckies their way if I know FOR SURE it's on the up and up.

    Sorry, just tired of getting shammed.
    Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

    The Grove at Five Points


    • #3
      I donated! Sending jingles her way!
      You're trying to do something normal people wouldn't do because they're terrified they might fail. -Boyd Martin


      • #4
        What a small world! She's a graduate of my nerdy magnet high school. I threw the campaign a few bucks. Thanks for posting, deltawave.

        Folks, even if you can't spare the dollars, sharing this with your social networks (Facebook, Twitter, email lists, posting it on your boarding barn's bulletin board, etc.) can be very powerful. I'm off to post this on Facebook.
        Head Geek at The Saddle Geek Blog http://www.thesaddlegeek.com/


        • Original Poster

          It's legit. From someone I trust.

          Thanks to anyone who can spare a few bucks, or a few jingles.
          Click here before you buy.


          • #6
            This is real..what if it was you or someone you love?

            I used to not know the biggest crap in life can really happen to me...just me...and for some reason, when all the pinpoints were set in motion for tragedy, one hair's width spared me. Help this young woman if you can...it's the right thing to do.
            ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan


            • #7
              She is my friend and boards at the barn I keep my horse at. Incredibly hard working and so nice to everyone, always willing to pitch and help. It's awful what happened and every little bit helps! Every penny raised will go directly towards her horse's care.


              • #8
                I think this is fabulous, but I'm hoping someone will bump this up after payday on the 25th.
                Flip a coin. It's not what side lands that matters, but what side you were hoping for when the coin was still in the air.

                You call it boxed wine. I call it carboardeaux.


                • #9
                  Thanks for the confirmation. I happily gave what I could.

                  Gawd I hate drunk drivers.
                  Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

                  The Grove at Five Points


                  • #10
                    If someone can email me at info@horsejunkiesunited.com (with real names) just to confirm the source, I'll share it on HJU.
                    www.horsejunkiesunited.com - The Blog for & by Amateur Riders


                    • #11
                      I am her trainer.

                      Along with help from another of my students (a friend, who boards with her) I started this site in order to try to help her out with horse expenses. I'm caring for her horse with these donations so that she doesn't have to worry about her dear mare in addition to recovering from her horrific injuries; she was transferred into Rehab on Friday, so is at least "stable"--but this is going to be a long, long haul.

                      She and her mom are very grateful to be able to take this concern off her plate, and we are profoundly appreciative for all the support she has received so far. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart!

                      This is a lovely, kind, hard-working, decent and wonderful young woman (only 22, working her way through college AND working F/T to support her horse), she has toiled for everything she has (is the *opposite* of an "entitled young person", her parents are from Russia, so perhaps that's why , and my heart breaks for her. This was finally going to be "her year", since she just traded in her car for a small pickup, bought a crummy old trailer and fixed it up (with the help of her friends) so that it would be inspectable and roadworthy. She just hauled herself to her first show 3 weeks ago. She got her mare for free (after she failed a PPE and no one wanted her), and nursed her back to soundness. She has been patient and tireless.

                      patricia; I will send you names in a moment (dw just alerted me to this thread!) Thanks again, all of you!!

                      My e-mail address is: leedigangi@verizon.net, and this means that I just officially "outed myself" on COTH for the first time
                      "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

                      "It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")


                      • #12
                        Why does bad stuff always happen to the nicest people?!

                        Delta wave - thank you for sharing, she sounds like a lovely hardworking lady and I hope she mends quickly. I know that having her horse taken care of will help her spirit and allow her to focus on her recover. Wishing her all of the very best!!


                        • #13
                          I sent some $$ along. I know what it's like to have a family member have a horrible accident. Not having to worry about caring for her horse will be one less thing on her family's mind.
                          ... and Patrick


                          • #14
                            Thanks SO much, everyone!
                            "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

                            "It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")


                            • #15
                              There is a new article on HorseJunkiesUnited about Talia:



                              • #16
                                Originally posted by stargzng386 View Post
                                There is a new article on HorseJunkiesUnited about Talia:

                                Yes, horsejunkies (Patricia) VERY kindly and generously put an article together based on the information I shared with her about Talia and her background (and explaining what happened to her); she has my deep gratitude
                                "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

                                "It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")


                                • #17
                                  Count me in too, donation sent! Tell Talia everyone is rooting for her and thanks to all of you for caring for her horse while she is recuperating!


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by patricia.dasilva View Post
                                    If someone can email me at info@horsejunkiesunited.com (with real names) just to confirm the source, I'll share it on HJU.
                                    Patricia, you are a HERO! Bless you (and your father), and ECOGOLD. You have *hearts* of gold


                                    THANK YOU, THANK YOU! All halos will be polished in Heaven
                                    "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

                                    "It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Just bought me a fine pair of Ecogold XC boots.
                                      Click here before you buy.


                                      • #20
                                        how do I donate with paypal?

                                        I cannot figure out how to donate with paypal! Help!