CAVE CREEK — Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary will be celebrating the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) national Help-A-Horse Day on Saturday, April 23 and competing for a chance to win up to $25,000 in grant prizes to assist with their efforts to make the best forever home for horses who literally have nowhere else to go.
In honor of the ASPCA’s 150th Anniversary celebration this year, the contest has been expanded to include a total of $100,000 in grant prizes, including a grand prize of $25,000.
This nationwide competition is for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the lifesaving work they do year-round to care for at-risk horses in their community who have often been abused or neglected. Horses have been central to the ASPCA’s work since its founding 150 years ago, when Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for the mistreatment of a horse on April 26, 1866.
“’Tierra Madre’ is Spanish for Mother Earth,” said Alexis Roeckner, Ranch Director. “And, here within our gates, we strive every day to live up to our name. We are not just a sanctuary for horses, but for any other critter that wanders within our gates (including humans). On April 23, Tierra Madre will be hosting an Earth Day bash like no other. The theme is ‘Earth Day as seen through the eyes of a horse’. We will be opening up the ranch from 9 am to 1 pm in hopes the local community will come out for some fun and games while helping us to win up to $25,000 in grant funding from the ASPCA.” Roeckner also added “we will be celebrating Sunny’s first birthday. Last year, we gave a ‘baby’ shower for Sunny’s mother Rain, a mustang who was saved from slaughter at the very last minute. It’s going to be an awesome day.”
ASPCA Help a Horse Day at Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary
Saturday, April 23, 2016 9 am to 1 pm.
27115 N. 45TH ST. CAVE CREEK, AZ 85331
For Directions, please visit www.tierramadrehorsesanctuary.org
[Google maps, mapquest, etc. will not work]
Free Admission. Nominal charge for some activities.
Tierra Madre is home to 32 horses of various breeds from Thoroughbreds, Quarter horses, Arabians, mustangs and even one miniature horse. There are former race horses, show horses and mustangs.
We will be celebrating Earth Day as seen through the eyes of a horse. Activities include horse rides, guided Nature Walks, arts and crafts, a recycling and composting game, painting with the horses (yes, our horses paint!).
Story-telling time and read to the horses! Bring a book to read to the horses. If you choose to donate it, receive 5 free tickets. All books will be donated to Homeward Bound.
Food and coffee for purchase [proceeds benefit the sanctuary]: Deklens Dogs; Froth Coffee and Tap
Live Music by The Violet Revolution
For more information about Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary and the ASPCA Help-A-Horse Day celebration, contact Alexis Roeckner at 480 469-9166 or visit our website at tierramadrehorsesanctuary.org. A 501 (C)(3) ORGANIZATION. EIN # 61-1544459