one-of-a-kind art auction to support animal guardians horse rescue
Starting August 7, 2018, AGHR will be holding a silent auction at Glenroy's Gifts for this beautiful painting by artist Theresa Paden, which is shown above. Theresa has kindly donated this beautiful work of art to help support the rescue. The gallery price for this stunning piece is $2,600 and bidding will start at $500. Glenroy's gifts is located at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. The auction will go through the end of September.
AGHR couldn't do it without you!
AGHR always appreciates feedback from our donors and volunteers, and we wanted to share this sweet note from Candice, one of our generous donors. Thanks so much, Candice!
Thank you for your note. I was going to email you and let you know just how much I appreciate your taking the time to write and send the handwritten notes, but you don't really need to, I know how busy we all are and I can imagine the time and effort it takes to respond to all your donors. Your communication is outstanding and I know you make a real effort to keep everyone informed as to your events, etc. Your newsletter is so thorough and full of information. I enjoy the updates. AGHR may not be a huge rescue, but you are mighty and have a wonderful network of support. I appreciate all your effort and the great work you're doing on behalf of our horses. They certainly make our lives better.
Delicious food for a good cause
Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc. invites you to Presto Pasta Simi Valley on August 15, any time during open hours, for a fantastic fundraiser. Dine in or take out. Present this flyer and Presto Pasta will donate 20% of the proceeds to our horse rescue for fundraising!
Please post this flyer on all of your social media pages, print it and give it to your friends and family, and spread the word by forwarding this email to everyone you know. File is available for download below.
Thank you so much for supporting our great cause!
make a difference with a donation to AGHR!
From August 1 through August 15, we are having our Annual Fall Donations Drive Fundraiser. We are asking our followers and supporters to donate to our cause by purchasing something we need on our wish list. The following items are sold at Theresa's Country Feed Simi Valley, Moorpark Hay Company, Tractor Supply Company, Kahoots Feed Chatsworth/Moorpark, and Big Al's Feed Simi Valley, where we frequently shop for supplies:
1. Quality bales of orchard grass
2. Bags of Mountain Sunrise alfalfa/bermuda pellets
3. Gallons of Bronco Gold fly spray refill
4. Quarts of Bronco Gold fly spray bottles
5. Horse & foal size fly masks (no ears preferred, but with ears is fine)
5. Pelleted or crumbles psyllium (any brand)
6. Integrity Lite Senior Feed (Low Starch & No Molassas)
7. Bute medication
8. Annual Dewormer Rotation Packs (www.valleyvet.com)
9. Prestige 5 Way + WNV Vaccinations (www.unitedvetequine.com)
10. Equi-Nile West Nile Virus Vaccinations (www.unitedvetequine.com)
11. Pine shavings
12. Pelleted pine shavings
13. Cedarest bedding
14. Antibiotic ointment
16. Vet wrap
17. Hoof thrush medication
18. Waterproof horse blankets (size 74, 76, or foal size) (used, clean, excellent condition fine)
19. Fringe to sew on the bottom of our fly masks to keep flies from making mouth summer sores
20. Bags of wheat bran & gallons of mineral oil (to store for colick emergency)
21. Rubber stall mats (affordably priced at Tractor Supply Company)
22. Metal feed cans
24. Himalayan salt rocks
25. Parelli Natural Horsemanship Training Tools & Equipment (used excellent condition fine)
26. Printer paper
28. Postage stamps
29. Gift cards/certificates to Theresa's Country Feed Simi Valley, Moorpark Hay Company, Kahoots Feed Chatsworth, Kahoots Feed Moorpark, Big Al's Feed Simi Valley
30. In-kind donations of any amount ($1 and up are all tax-deductible)
31. Pro-Bono Photography, Videography, Graphic Arts Printing, Tshirt Printing, Horse Training
All of our horses need increased sponsorship. But we are also in need of generous donations to help us off-set costs.
You can also easily donate things to have them delivered to us via our AmazonSmiles Wish List. Ordering via AmazonSmiles will help provide us with donations of items we need, and amazon will also donate a .5% fund for each purchase to our rescue for fundraising. Here is the link if you would like to use it to make a donation or share it with others: http://www.animalguardianshorserescue.org/donate.html
Here is our PayPal address: (If you don't want PayPal to take fees, then send it to "Friends & Family - email@example.com"). https://www.PayPal.Me/AGHorseRescue
For the next two weeks, we are asking our friends and supporters to please make a contribution, anything helps...and share this email with all of your contacts, asking them to do the same. We are offering a fun and simple contest for the next two weeks...
1. Make a purchase from our wish list.
2. Photograph yourself with the items you have purchased.
3. Email us your photograph with a brief statement about what you purchased, where you got it, from what wish list, and why you chose to purchase your donations for our rescue. Tell us what the rescue means to you and why you choose to help support our cause.
We will highlight the "Most Generous" donor, the "Silliest" donor, the "Most Frequent" donor, and the "Most Active" donor, on our social media pages and website. Winners will be announced around Aug. 15. Winners will receive a free rescue Tshirt and an equine portfolio for the horse of your choice. All donors who contribute to this Donations Drive will receive a thank you note, recognition on our social media pages, and donors over $75 in contributions will receive a tax-deductible receipt in the mail. Tax receipts can be available for any amount purchase by request.
The donor who contributes the greatest amount of valuable goods from our wish list will receive an invitation to come and meet our horses and take photos and pet and groom them in a special one-on-one day.
Every dollar counts. And every horse needs additional supplies.
Let's make this Fall Donations Drive the BEST one EVER!!! Please participate and let's have fun doing this great little contest for a great cause!
Animal Guardians Horse Rescue wins Natural Horsemanship education grant
Animal Guardians Horse Rescue is excited to announce that we have won a Natural Horsemanship Education Grant from the Parelli Foundation in Scottsdale, AZ, on May 20, 2018! We are proud to be affiliated with this premier horse training and public education program, and are thrilled and excited about the new and exciting programming and equipment we will purchase with this grant fund to train our horses, horse caregivers, and volunteers! 2018 is proving to be a fantastic year for AGHR so far!
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an update on snow and sugar
"Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful news about Snow and Sugar doing great with their recent hoof trims and shots. They have definitely lucked out to be able to live the rest of their lives with you! We are so very appreciative of all that you do for them and every horse and animal that you care for. Your rescue is a blessing for sure!" —Equine Outreach Rescue, Oregon
In honor of a beautiful soul, sienna
Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc. is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our sweet angel Sienna, who lost her battle to a tragic colon twist colic emergency on March 25, 2018. To end her suffering, AGHR had no other option than to humanely euthanize this beautiful 28-year-old Morgan mare. She will forever live in our hearts as a playful, loving, youthful soul, with tons of love to give and joy in her being. We have created this memorial fund campaign to help recover the $1900 spent on Sienna's emergency vet bill, humane euthanasia and cremation. Please help us make a donation so we can sustain our funds for our other beautiful senior horses in the sanctuary and for Lullaby, our precious hardship case pit bull. We need help from the public to regain and recover, both emotionally, and financially, from this very traumatic and difficult loss of a beautiful life. Donors and rescue family members will be invited to attend a memorial ceremony by the ocean in a few weeks, when we say our last goodbye and throw a white flower into the ocean to show our respects and prayers for this beautiful horse who has given us so much joy. She will forever run in greener pastures, pain free, and mane flowing in the wind. We will also celebrate Texas, our sweet ranch horse who crossed the rainbow bridge in October 2017.
You can make a tax-deductible contribution towards Sienna's Memorial Fund in two ways
Wall of Love Giving Grid:
Click on a heart and make a tax-deductible donation, and then send the link to all of your friends and correspondences online, encouraging them to participate as well.
Thank you for your kindhearted and generous support.
giving from the heart grid fundraiser for february 2018
Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc. sends gratitude and big horsey hugs to the wonderful dedicated donors who gave generously to our Valentines Day "Giving From The Heart" Giving Grid Fundraiser:
Your generous donations have earned us an additional $800 to spend on our precious 33-year-old eldest senior angel, Dakota. This came very close to meeting our $1,000 fundraising goal. We sincerely appreciate your generous donations and your efforts in spreading the word about our fundraiser to other concerned citizens to participate from around the country. Our hearts are full of joy and Dakota is the direct beneficiary of all of this love. We encourage you all to stay connected with our rescue organization and join us for some wonderful community educational outreach events, and future fundraiser activities later this spring and summer. With your continued help and support, we are better able to continue caring for our equine senior angels with the greatest possible level of love.
A Volunteer contribution by angel campbell
It is often said "to give is its greatest reward." Being part of Animal Guardians Horse Rescue has been that for me. My horse died in Oct of 2017. He was an old cantankerous guy who had lived an adventurous life from race track, to backyard project, to dressage school horse, to ranch trail, to finally retired pasture buddy. Not all of his life was pleasant, but his last 14 years were filled with love and attention. When he passed, I promised him that I would find an organization that valued older horses in their twilight years and volunteer. I wanted to be sure other horses had as sweet and loving final years as he had had. I have found such an organization in Animal Guardians Horse Rescue. The older horses thrive from love and attention the many volunteers bestow on them. Each volunteer has so many gifts to share not only with the horses, but with each other as well. Some of us are new to the horse world, and some are experienced horse people but all share in the belief to make these horses have a better life. As diverse as our volunteers are is how diverse the horses are. We have horses who have had little positive human contact and lack the awareness as to space and trust. They need slow and consistent interactions. AGHR provides training to work with these horses in a consistent, safe manner. There are also horses that are so loving and sweet you could put them in your back pocket. The joy of having a previously distrusting horse walk towards you with bent head and seek your touch is truly satisfying. To have an old "friend" greet you with nickers can only be described as rapturous. Through giving my time to these amazing horses and this organization, my life has been enriched ten fold. I encourage anyone interested in horses to become a part of this wonderful organization because to give is its greatest reward. You never know what blessings await you.