Monday, May 24, 2010
Mike Smith autographed picture of Zenyatta Auction, proceeds benefit mounted patrol training of exracehorses at Remember Me Racehorse Rescue
Remember Me Racehorse Rescue is building a mounted patrol training course and to kick off the fundraising and awareness campaign we are auctioning a Zenyatta photo autographed by her jockey Mike Smith. The auction will be run through June 10th, 3 days before the Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park. Proceeds from this auction will go towards purchasing materials needed to build a course specifically for training horses to overcome obstacles that they might encounter as a mounted patrol, police, or search and rescue horses. Many of the objects needed for training the horses to be qualified for police work are costly. Although we plan on building many of the training aids ourselves the expected cost to complete this project is around $25,000. All donations are truly appreciated and are tax deductible as Remember Me Racehorse Rescue is a 501(c)3 non profit organization.
Remember Me Racehorse Rescue has been endorsed by members of one of the most difficult and most challenging police departments in the United States, the New Orleans Police Mounted Patrol Division. After the training course is completed we plan on producing training and horsemanship videos to benefit police and mounted patrol divisions around the country.
As this project progresses our goal will be to provide these retrained retired racehorses to mounted patrols free of charge, but to do that we need annual sponsors. For more information you may contact Donna Keen at 817-689-1214.
Donations for the Mounted Patrol Training Course can be mailed to
Remember Me Racehorse Rescue
Training Course Project
4100 Conveyor Drive
Burleson, Texas 76028
You may email your bids for the Zenyatta photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and check the Remember Me Racehorse Rescue website for updates on the bidding at www.teamkeen.com.