Fall 2014 Newsletter

Our Poker Ride & Walk was a great success!

The Title Sponsor for our 5th Annual Poker Ride/Walk was Delarae Heon Horse Training & CHA Certified Instructor and our media sponsors were Country 107.1 & Star 98.3. The event was held on September 27th at the magnificent Campbell Valley Regional Park in Langley, BC on a cloudy but dry day. New this year - one entry fee was waived for horse owners who rode horses they adopted through Circle F. We had a total of 69 riders and 8 walkers with approximately 100 hands being played. The grand prize winner of $1,000.00 was Nancy Berry. The 2nd prize winner of a Stone Painting [the oldest form of art in history] by Canadian Artist Natalie Rostad Desjarlais, valued at $750.00 was Curtis Berry and the 3rd prize winner of a photograph entitled “Dancing in the Mist” by Kevan Garecki, Imagery by ManeFrame valued at $320.00 was Dency Pelegrin. A big thanks to all of our sponsors and supporters and our Events Team Leaders: Kathy - Event Coordinator, Jackie - Events Assistant and Joy - Promotions Coordinator and to all the wonderful volunteers who worked in various capacities to make this event a success. And a very special thanks to our photographers, Jennifer Oliver of Paws & Tails Pet Photography and Shelby Cruickshanks, for capturing it all [see link to photos below in Circle F-riend article] AND to our new Food Service Vendor BC Smokies who donated meals to all the volunteers and gave us 10 % of his sales back as a cash donation.

Transition Update

A note from our new Manager

Kevan Garecki

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Photo courtesy of Sarah Ward

Equine Veterinary Coalition Fund

By Bianca Fillion

As advised in our Summer Newsletter, the Circle F Board of Directors recently approved involvement in this joint collaboration with The Horse Protection Society of BC, Greener Pastures, and New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society. Our future fundraising initiatives include a rehab/education clinic series presented by Dr. Antonio Cruz of Paton and Martin Veterinary Services. We also have a page on Fundrazr.com and Facebook, so please be sure to check those pages online and like and share with your friends! We are very excited about this joint collaboration and we hope to expand our funding to other rescues and organizations in the future. Please stay tuned for further updates which will appear on our website here. Thank you.

Circle F-riend

Jennifer Oliver Paws & Tails Pet Photography

Jennifer is a photographer who specializes in Pet Photography Equine, Canine, Feline, Wildlife & Animal Rescue in Abbotsford, BC. She has two main passions in life - animals and photography and is fortunate to be able to combine both passions into a job she loves that allows her to give back as well. Jennifer volunteers photographing services to local rescues.
Jennifer has put together a photo book featuring our horses & 50% of all the profits will come to us. Just click on the pic to view book details. We are extremely grateful to her for not only her generosity but her love of all in the animal kingdom. Please have a look here to view her photos of our Poker Ride.

Upcoming Events

We will have a booth selling various types of merchandise and we will be having a raffle.

Please tell your family and friends to come visit us!

Click on pic for details of event!

We recently collaborated with Yvonne Allen, Founder of Voice for the Horse and Horses Help Kids. Two of our horses, Baby and Mandy, were chosen to represent us in their Indiegogo fundraising campaign for the production of their 2014 Music Production where their theme this year is, the celebration of our war horses. Baby and Mandy were profiled so people knew the horses they were supporting with their contribution. Although no direct donations were received for Baby and Mandy, they will be receiving Spa Massage Treatments coming soon donated by Voice For The Horse and Ann Turner Horsemanship! Thank you Yvonne from all of our horses and volunteers and we wish you continued success with all of your endeavours.” And thank you Tiffany Desrosiers ‘voice’ and ‘ambassador’ for Horses Help Kids!

VOTE FOR CIRCLE F - 25% of their profits from the sale of their products are going to a very deserving non profit society. They have chosen 3 worthy candidates and we are one of them. Your purchase gives you a vote! Please click here for all details and click here to see the standings.

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