Re-Ride Given Reward: Quarter Horse Adoption Program Recognized at Equine Affaire in Ohio

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April 18, 2014

Mariah Hammerschmidt

MHammerschmidt@aimmedia.com

303-625-5468

Re-Ride Given Reward: Quarter Horse Adoption Program Honored

Boulder, Colo. The most rewarding part of being a rescue is providing the horses a second chance at a new career and a brighter future.

That’s what Kerri Burke of Re-Ride Quarter Horse Adoption Program, Inc. (http://www.reridequarterhorseadoption.com) believes.

“Most of the horses coming through our program are former show horses,” Burke said, “and many can return to a less intense show career with rehabilitation and time.”

The non-profit volunteer rescue located in Marysville, Ohio was recognized for its dedication on April 11 at the Equine Affaire Ohio. Every year, nearly a dozen Quarter Horses from the rescue are matched to new homes, many who have never owned a horse before.

“Our program strives to bring new people into the industry and our adoption horses are often suitable for beginners who want to show but need an affordable place to start on a safe mount,” Burke said. “Quarter Horses are very versatile so they are suitable for many disciplines.”

To honor Burke and the other volunteers at the Re-Ride Quarter Horse Adoption Program, the sponsors for A Home For Every Horse, including WeatherBeeta, Zoetis, Tractor Supply and Purina, recognized the rescue at the Equine Affaire and presented them with some horse-care gifts to take back to the rescue, including a new WeatherBeeta blanket, dozens of tubes of Strongid paste and a $50 Tractor Supply Gift Card.

“The partnership with A Home for Every Horse allows rescues to be reached by a larger population of prospective adopters,” Burke said. “It’s very instrumental in finding horses a home.”

If you want more information on rescue horses or you want to locate a rescue near you, please check out AHomeForEveryHorse.com. Equine.com and the Active Interest Media Equine Network have joined forces with the American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition to launch A Home for Every Horse Project.

This project helps find homes for America’s 170,000 to 200,000 horses in need of care and shelter.Here’s how it works:• Begin the search for your next equine partner atAHomeForEveryHorse.com. You can search horses waiting for homes at nonprofit shelters across the country. Browse by rescue horse, or find rescue organizations in your area.

• Visit the site’s “Services” section to learn about your local rescue organizations. Find out how you can volunteer, donate, or simply spread the word.

• Look for upcoming stories on EquiSearch.com related to horse rescue.

If your 501(c)(3) rescue organization would like to join the Home For Every Horse Project, call (866) 467-7323, ext. 100. Equine.com is a part of Active Interest Media Equine Network.

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