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APRIL 13, 2011

Win this colt and help our kids!

star bright coltWould you love to own a beautiful Arabian colt with championship blood lines? Or would you like the chance to win some cash? TRRFCC Horsemanship has just the raffle for you. This Arabian colt, “Star Bright” nicknamed by a student from Horseshoe Trails Elementary School, has been donated to us and now you have the opportunity to make him part of your family. Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50. The winner will be drawn at the annual Hoedown for Horseshoe Trails Elementary School on April 21, 2011.

The winner may choose to take the colt, after a home approval by our TRRFCC team, or half the cash raised by the raffle. Papers on the colt are available upon request and registration/transfer of ownership papers will be provided to the winner. You do not need to be present to win. For more information and to purchase your tickets visit

All proceeds go to TRRFCC Horsemanship, a non-profit organization that offers students at Horseshoe Trails Elementary and Sonoran Trails Middle School the opportunity to build character through a hands-on equine experience. Our curriculum is based on the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship (TRRFCC) and is provided to all students free of charge. The program is funded through grants, donations, fund-raisers and raffles such as this one. Students have classes with TRRFCC Horsemanship monthly throughout the school year. The arena was built in 2009 on school property through donations, making our facility unique not only to the Cave Creek School District, but to the entire valley.  Horses and students meet at the arena where they learn to care for the horses, build a trusting and safe environment, and engage in activities working up to riding.  Through working with the horses, students learn to apply the Six Pillars of Character in their everyday lives at school, home and in the community.

petting horseTRRFCC Horsemanship classes are offered as part of the curriculum to every student at Horseshoe Trails.  Our classes cover horsemanship from the ground up, starting with how to approach a horse, reading their emotions, leading, and grooming. Principal Janiene Marlow says, “This is about character. There is great value in bringing animals, especially horses, to benefit students.  Horses have an innate ability to read a student or person of any kind. Horses accept you for you – for who you are at that moment."

TRRFCC Horsemanship was developed and is directed by Jodi Scott McGhee of Jodi Scott’s School of Horsemanship along with community member Liz Covert.  Liz has four boys enrolled in the Cave Creek School District and Jodi maintains an equine facility in Scottsdale just ¼ mile from the school. Fundraising has been supported by the neighborhoods and businesses of several cities. This collaboration has made a dream become a reality.
The TRRFCC Team would like to thank the many community members and parent volunteers who give their time to make our program such a success.  Without their dedication and support we would not be able to provide such a unique program to over 500 students of the Cave Creek School District!  If you would like more information about our program go to We are actively looking for sponsors, donations and volunteers for the upcoming activities and support of the program.  Please contact Liz Covert at 480-272-0929.