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A Special Thank You

Thank you Cavallo!

Once again Cavallo has come to our horses' Rescue! The hard terrain and footing at the facility we rent often causes some of our horses to be tender-soled. Cavallo Horse and Rider - www.cavallo-inc.co - has generously supported our horses comfort beginning back in 2011 by donating a number of pairs of simple boots. Now, once again in 2017, we received a tremendous gift of multiple pairs of Cavallo's Sport, Trek and Simple boots in a variety of sizes, so that any and all of our rescued horses can step out enthusiastically in their journey towards a new home. Thank You Cavallo for helping horses around the world, and for continuing to assist us by making sure our Circle F horses have Happy Feet !

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Thank you Tabatha!

Our horses and volunteers have benefited greatly from the help of Tabatha Hepworth of New Foundation Natural Horsemanship www.nfnh-now.com Over the years Tabby has shared her extensive training skills with us to help us become more adept, confident and effective horse handlers. On January 21, 2017 we took a couple of our horses to her new facility, and together with five of her horses, we participated in a very interactive, fun, and highly informational hands-on clinic. Everyone achieved a deeper understanding of horse communication, and we all left with an eager enthusiasm to practice our new approaches. Thank you so much Tabby for always being there for Circle F and our herd members. Photos of the clinic can be seen here .

Thank you to our Donors and Supporters!

The 2016 Poker Ride & Walk was resounding success, thanks once again to our donors and supporters!
This year, our title sponsor asked to remain anonymous, which we will honour.
Gold sponsor this year was our own Karen Madsen from the Wednesday volunteer shift!
Joining Karen in sponsorship was her husband, Randy Sure, who opted for the Silver level.
Our president and treasurer, Brian Teed of Teed & Company, GCA, filled out the roster at the Bronze level.
We also would like to recognize our second & third place prize donations. Second prize was graciously donated by Rheal Desmarais with his donation of an Android TV box. Many of you will also know Rheal as the master chef behind the awesome BC Smokies cart at the park both this year and last!
Third prize was a gorgeous original print donated by Sandy Dimond of Langley. Sandy has also donated another of her original works which will be raffled at The Mane Event.
Many thanks to the numerous other folks who donated the silent auction items. Without your support, we would not be able to do what we do for the horses at Circle F!

Poker Ride 2016

Thank You!

Our Most Sincere Thank You ~ July 22, 2016

Hi Everyone ~

The horses at Circle F are once again indebted to all those who stepped forward to help during a tenuous time for the rescue! Thanks to your efforts, Circle F is “back in the black” so to speak. It is at once both heart-warming and humbling to witness such devotion and consideration.

Many thanks to all the donors who pitched in with their financial support, and our volunteers and friends who offered gifts in kind, donated services, ideas and physical assistance in every way they could. We also had an amazing run of adoptions this past few weeks: four horses adopted out all within a month! This both provided us with extra money and eased the demand for resources at the rescue. However, as always, we already have more horses waiting to come in!

We have some exciting upcoming events!
From 4pm until 8pm on Friday August 19th, we are holding a Pub Night at Finnegan’s in Abbotsford. We’d love to see everyone join us for a wonderful dinner, time to meet and greet, and win some fantastic prizes. We are also in need of items for the silent auction; anything at all, from gift certificates, artwork, jewellery, new household items, gift baskets … you name it!

Our annual Poker Ride & Walk is slated for September 24th at Campbell Valley Park in Langley. Once again, we’ll all be hitting the trail for a chance to win the $1000 first prize and to help raise both money and awareness for the horses that we all love so much. We hope to see a record turnout this year! We will need prizes and silent auction items for the Poker Ride as well as extra volunteers to help staff the stations and registration tables as well as perform other duties.

Circle F will once again have a presence at The Mane Event at Chilliwack Heritage Park this year. The TME will be held from October 21st until the 23rd and we are looking for help at the booth. The shifts are four to six hours, and we will supply free admission for those who volunteer the day(s).

Warm regards and wishes to everyone, and a sincere thank you from all the horses at Circle F!
Thanks so much,
on behalf of the Circle F Board of Directors, and Kevan Garecki, Operations Manager

Thank you Paton & Martin!

Dave Paton has been my personal friend and “go to” for most veterinary queries for many years, so it was little surprise to me when I stepped in as manager to learn of his support for Circle F. I knew from my years of knowing Dave that he was just that sort of fellow. Dave and his team at Paton and Martin's Veterinary Clinic have offered invaluable support to Circle F, in the form of precious knowledge, emergency assistance and economic alternatives to many issues as well as substantial cost breaks along the way! To further endorse his support, Dave announced last year that he would make a donation in the form of a rebate of at least 10% for our aggregate billing for each year. Early in September we received from Paton & Martin’s a cheque for $1,000, which I suggested be used towards securing the title of sponsor for our annual poker ride. In his typically modest fashion, Dave agreed, and thus has indicated their ongoing support for the coming year.

In recognition for their generosity and unwavering support on behalf of the board of directors, volunteers and administrative personnel at Circle F, I extend heartfelt thanks to Dave Paton, Eric Martin and the entire team at Paton & Martin Veterinary Clinic! We could not have done what we have without support such as yours! We look forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come!

Kevan Garecki


Circle F Horse Rescue Society

Thank you Ainsley Beauchamp!

Ainsley Beauchamp has gifted us with her time and amazing healing hands to help our rescue horses ! She has been out numerous times in 2015 to work with our herd, and the results are dramatic. Some of our horses may never in their lifetime had body work, and they soon realize how very soothing, relaxing and caring Ainsley is and how she takes the time to develop a rapport of trust with them. We have seen some real improvement in their behavior, movement and energy after a session with Ainsley. Thank you so much Ainsley for helping our herd feel better, you are a true healer.

Thank you Leah Taylor of Clever Riding!

Circle F Horse Rescue would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Leah Taylor of Clever Riding www.cleverriding.com for presenting an informative and very well delivered 3 part Clinic Series in September and October. Thanks to the participation of the volunteers and everyone else who attended, the clinics raised over $700 for the horses at Circle F!
Leah's clinics opened up an entirely new dimension in communications between ourselves and our horses, guiding us to help them strengthen and heal; and she has helped us to foster a higher level of understanding and trust. We were also empowered to hone our own senses to be in tune with these magnificent equine mentors.
We owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to Leah and her amazing students, and to Debbie and Rudy Enns, who shared their beautiful property with us. The warmth of your friendship and giving shall benefit all of the horses that come through our gates!

Click here to view pictures from the event!

Rocking Horse

Fraser Valley Pre-Owned

Thank you Louis Borges!

Sending out a big Thank You to Louis Borges, owner of Fraser Valley Pre-Owned for the generous donation given to our rescue to help care for the horses. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Thank you to Rocking Horse Carriage!

A real wagon-full of gratitude goes out to the Chambers family who own Rocking Horse Carriage www.rockinghorsecarriage.com for carrying our volunteers and flying our banners in this year's Bradner May Day Parade on May 18, 2015. We were able to ride along with the magnificent Percheron wagon team with a couple of our present adoptable horses and some of our former horses. It was an amazing event and everyone had a lot of fun, including the horses. Please have a look here at the spectacular photos of the event.

Rocking Horse

Tack Sale

Thank you RBC!

The Tack Sale was a resounding success, due in no small part to one of our newest volunteers and conditioning team members, Nicole Hofbauer! Nicole garnered a wonderfully generous donation from her employer, Royal Bank of Canada, in the amount of $1,000! In addition, she arranged to have six volunteers from RBC join us to help set up tables, run the checkout table, cook, and help pack up at the end of the sale. We raised a little over $600 from the sale itself, along with the RBC donation bringing the grand total to more than $1,600!ll the tickets. We cannot do what we do without your support. We hope to make this an annual event – see you next year!

Circle F would like to sincerely thank RBC for their generosity and a special thank you to Nicole for her gracious efforts on behalf of the rescue!

Thank you Jade & Jericho!

July 2014 - Last year Jade raised money in lieu of gifts for her 7th birthday and donated it to us. Jade was so moved by the experience that she has been raising funds ever since. She and her grandmother made a quilt with horses on it and raffled it off at a family event over Christmas. She has also collected toonies and loonies and again asked her friends for donations on her birthday this year. Her younger brother, Jericho, also helped to raise a portion of the donation. They spent some quality time with our horses and are shown in the photos here with Baby and Mandy.

We would like to extend a very special thanks to Jade and her brother Jericho from all of us at Circle F!

Jade and Jericho

Pub Night Fundraiser

Thank you Highwayman Neighbourhood Pub!

May 2014 - We would like to thank Diane Davies, owner, for hosting our first Pub Night in Abbotsford. We had a very successful evening bringing in approximately $1,500. Diane donated a $125.00 gift basket for raffle, $150 cash and door prizes. We raffled off our own gift basket valued at approximately $225 and the winner was Judy Becker. We also did 50/50 & a Silent Auction. A big thanks to everyone who donated items for this event. We would also like to thank everyone who stopped by & thanks to our Events team volunteers who worked so hard to organize it & sell the tickets. We cannot do what we do without your support. We hope to make this an annual event – see you next year!

Click here to view a few pictures from the event!

Thank you Paton & Martin Veterinary Services!

We greatly appreciate the excellent care and support we receive from our Veterinary Hospital; Paton & Martin Veterinary Services Ltd. www.pmvetservices.com . In addition to the wonderful way they treat our herd and volunteers, we are very thankful for the opportunity to have Circle F be the designated Charity for their most recent Client Educational Presentation on May 7/2014. We received just over $500 for which we are very grateful. Thank you again for supporting your local horse community!

Pet Lovers Show

Thank you Pet Lover's Show!

February 2014 - We would like to thank the show organizers & the staff at Tradex for making our second year at this family fun event a great success bringing in just over $800. We had a raffle & the winners were:

1st prize Jennifer - Ice Fishing package at Tunkwa Lake Resort 2 nights for 2 adults (children free) $200.
2nd prize Laurie - Horse essentials package | halter & blanket AND hoof & coat care pkg. - $150 est.
3rd prize Holly - Soggy Dog Seat Cover - $65.

We would like to thank everyone who stopped by to purchase some of our merchandise &/or to make a donation. And thanks to our volunteers who ran the booth for us. We cannot do what we do without your support.
See you next year!
Click here to view a few pictures from the show!

Thank you Paul Rodgers!

We would like to extend a big thank you to Paul Rodgers for his very generous donation towards the care of our horses. The kindness and generosity of donors like Paul who love horses is vital in enabling us to fulfill our goal of providing care for our horses. On behalf of all our volunteers AND horses, we extend our heartfelt thanks for your support, which is so crucial to our continuing success and growth. Thank you!

Vancouver Foundation

Thank you Vancouver Foundation!

January 2014 - Circle F Horse Rescue Society is pleased to announce that the Vancouver Foundation has approved a grant of $3,700.00 to engage a Consultant over a six month period to assist in reviewing the direction of Circle F and planning for the future. This review will include developing strategies that will assure the sustainability of Circle F. We express our warm thanks for the grant which was drawn from the Doreen Martin Margetts Fund for Animal Care!

Reindeer to the Rescue!

November 2013 - The little Reindeers pulled in $330.00 this year thanks again to the creativity of our wonderful volunteer Natalie Lavalle and Amsterdam Greenhouse in Pitt Meadows www.amsterdamgreenhouses.com for selling them with all proceeds going to the horses. We are very thankful to have such wonderful and giving volunteer and community support.

Maddy and Claire

Thank you Maddy and Claire!

For the fifth year in a row, Maddy and Claire from Carrington Stables in Southlands, Vancouver, have organized an annual Christmas Raffle with proceeds going towards the care of our horses. Every year, the amount they raise increases and this year has been no exception. The grand total this year was $2,026 compared to last year's total of $1,722 - an astounding success! Our Manager, Walter, joined them at the stables in Southlands on December 15th for a fun-filled evening. There were two miniature horses decorated with antlers and even a visit from Santa Clause himself. Thank you Maddy and Claire and Carrington Stables - click here to view their facility!

Thank you Abbotsford Community Foundation!

November 2013 - The Abbotsford Community Foundation has provided a grant of $2,700 to Circle F Horse Rescue towards our vet bills for 2014. The grant comes from the Mary Victoria Wakefield Animal Welfare Fund. The support from the Foundation is always truly appreciated as it will help us look after the horses in our care while they await adoption.

Abbotsford Community Foundation

Thank you Horse Community Journals

Thank you Horse Community Journals!

We would very much like to acknowledge the continued support of Circle F by Horse Community Journals Inc. Over the last one and a half years they have helped us advertise our horses by having them on their online magazine www.horsejournals.com and by promoting them on their FaceBook page www.facebook.com/CanadianHorseJournal . We are very grateful for this wonderful assistance in finding good homes for our herd and increasing awareness about what we do.

Thank you Jayde!!

October 2013 - A very special thanks again to Jayde, who for the third year in a row, has chosen to make a birthday donation to our horses. Jayde's Mother said thank you to us saying .. "Thanks again for allowing us to visit, we really appreciate the time you spend with us and Jayde. A volunteer being born indeed!!"

Thank you Jayde [shown in pic on Ranger]
from all of us at Circle F!

Thank you BC Horses

Thank you BC Horses!

Circle F's adoptable horses can now be seen on BC Horses website www.bchorses.ca and on their Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/BCHorses . We very much appreciate the help given by BC Horses for our rescue and others, and for finding good homes for all the beautiful equines they have listed!

Thank you Critter Care Wildlife Society!

October 2013 - We would like to give a big thank you to the Critter Care Wildlife Society for inviting us to participate in their 5th Annual Walk-a-Thon this year. It was held on October 6th at the Campbell Valley Regional Park in Langley. . There were over two hundred in attendance giving us an opportunity to meet a lot of wonderful people; receive a lot of exposure and recognition; as well as make a few sales. Also a special thank you to the other rescues as well as all the Critter Care volunteers for being so helpful and informative while we were there. The day turned out to be simply beautiful and we all had a great time sharing the day with Critter Care et al.

Critter Care Wildlife Society

Thank you OWL

Thank you OWL - Orphaned Wildlife Rehab Society!

August 2013 - We would like to thank Sue Davies for inviting us to have a table at their two day Annual Open House Event. This was our first time here and we were very impressed with the job that the volunteers do. Also, as a result of this, we have been invited to attend other fundraisers for which we are very grateful! Thank you from all of our volunteers AND our horses!

Click here to view pictures from the event!

Thank you Jade!

July 2013 - A very special thanks to Jade who chose to make a birthday donation to our horses. Her Mother thanked us saying in part .. "The volunteers were so wonderful and gracious with their time - they spent a good hour with Jade and her younger brother, Jericho, and let them brush the horses, clean their hooves and go for a ride in the ring. They had the best time - as did my husband and I. Thank you again for a wonderful experience and all the great work you and everyone at Circle F does". She also advised us that Jade was so inspired that she has decided to start a loonie and toonie collection so she can continue to raise funds throughout the year - not just at her birthday and her little brother has followed suit.

Thank you Jade & Jericho from all of us at Circle F!

Jade and Sonny

Thank you Erika

Thank You Again Erika-Shaye Gair!

June 2013 - We would like to thank child actress Erika-Shaye Gair [pictured here with her favourite horse Falcon] for her very generous cash donation in support of our rescue. Erika-Shaye first visited the rescue in July 2011. Prior to leaving for Saskatchewan next week, she came to visit us again and a slideshow of that visit can be seen here . Thank you again Erika-Shaye from all of us at Circle F!

Thank you Karen!

April 2013 - We would like to thank Karen Loveys and the staff at the Grand Ballroom in Richmond for hosting the first Country Hoedown fundraiser to raise funds for our horses. It was a wonderful event! There were people there from as far away as Alaska and San Diego showing a lot of interest in what we do. Everyone was very supportive, friendly and generous. Thank you Karen, Lynette and the rest of the staff for a successful evening in your beautiful facility.

We would also like to thank the following people who made a contribution to our fundraising efforts:

• Cake, cookies and preserves were made by Gladys Broome
• Candle set for the silent auction was donated by Tammy Evans
• Dinner and Dance Tickets were donated by Tanya Gabara from Cascades Casino in Langley
• $50's in gift certificates were donated by Gary Poirier from Walk About Inspections in Surrey
• $50 in gift certificates were donated by Gordon Santos from Reliable Equipment Rentals in Surrey
• $100 in door prizes were donated by Chuck Jansen from Verico Paragon Mortgage Group

Jackie and Karen

Thank you Allie

Thank you Allie!

March 2013 - A very special thanks to Allie who, for the second year, has chosen to make a birthday donation to our horses. She visited with her twin sister Avery. Their Mother said thank you to us saying in part .. "The girls were thrilled to come out to visit and so was I. You have an amazing group of volunteers and everyone at Circle F has been so welcoming and friendly (horses included)! We are very proud as parents that our girls are finding that by giving back to their community, regardless of the organization, it is a very rewarding and emotionally rich life experience. And, Allie has a connection with horses that we haven't yet been able to fully understand but the joy that radiates from her when she is around them is glorious."

Thank you Lynda!

We would like to thank Lynda Harrison for inviting us to have a booth at this event held at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley. We had a very successful day bringing in approximately $600 which will go towards the care of our horses. We also started our Spring/Summer 2013 Raffle Promotion here with sales of $102. so we are off to a great start!

We would like to thank everyone who stopped by and our volunteers who ran the booth for us. Thanks so much for your continued dedication to our horses.


Valley Tack Sale

Valley Tack Sale :: A huge Thank You to Everyone!

Our CF booth at the Valley Tack sale March 9/13 was well enjoyed by all who came, saw and bought! The final tally brought in $350 to help our herd ... Well done everyone !

We are so very thankful to the numerous volunteers who worked so hard at promoting, tack collecting, tagging, sorting, cleaning, preparation, sale set up, attending the booth, and take down.

And of course we were astounded at the amount and quality of great new and used items that were donated ... so a big Thank You to all our contributors.

A special mention to Janice Gillette of " Hearts on Noses " for donating all the lovely brand new Snug Rugz blankets and products ! There were so many wonderful donations of clean and good condition tack and equipment, so many generous folks ! What we didn't sell will be sold at future events or go on consignment with those funds going toward the care of our herd. Click here to view pictures from the event!

Thank you Sophie!

March 2013 - Another very special thanks to Sophie who chose to make a birthday donation to our horses. Sophie's Father writes, “You made a 10 year old little girl very proud. We want to thank you very much for this very positive experience. We hope the donation will help in a little way.”

Thank you Sophie [shown in pic with LilRed] from all of us at Circle F!


Paws & Tails Photograpy

Thank you Jennifer of Paws & Tails Photography!

Circle F would very much like to share our deep appreciation and thanks to Jennifer Mae Oliver of Paws & Tails Photography (Specializing in Equine, Canine, Feline, Wildlife & Animal Rescue Photography). Jennifer met our rescue at the recent Pet Lovers Show on Feb 16th & 17th, and has been working hard since then to help us in every way possible. She donated to our raffle prize at the show, and also partial proceeds from portraits booked with her to go towards the rescue. Just this past week, Jennifer has also come out to our rescue for a couple of photo shoots of our herd, and has been showcasing these fantastic photos to help find homes for these lovely animals. Jennifer is a very talented expert in the field of photography, but more than that, she has a huge heart and passion for helping animals of all kinds. Thank you so much Jennifer, from all of us and the horses of Circle F.

Thank you Nanette, Leanne and Caroline!

The volunteers at the Circle F Horse Rescue Society would like to say thank you to the ladies who hosted the Pet Lover Show, Nanette, Leanne and Caroline, as well as all the Tradex staff and other volunteers who worked so hard in bringing this show to such a huge success. It was a pleasure for our volunteers to meet and work with such wonderful caring people and we look forward to future events at Tradex.

Click here to view pictures from the event!

Pet Lover's Show

Amsterdam Nursery

Thank you Natalie and the Amsterdam Nursery!

Natalie Lavelle, one of the volunteers at Circle F, created a number of reindeers out of wood for a Christmas season fundraiser.

The Amsterdam Greenhouses & Nursery in Pitt Meadows was a great help in selling the reindeers. The project netted $215.00.

Natalie says, “It was a lot of fun and I think I will need some elves next year to expand the work shop. ha ha!”

A big thank you to Natalie and the Amsterdam Nursery!

Thank you Abbotsford Community Foundation!

The ABBOTSFORD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION has provided a grant of $2,245 to Circle F Horse Rescue towards the purchase of gravel and sand for upgrading the paddocks, riding areas and yard. The grant comes from the Mary Victoria Wakefield Animal Welfare Fund.

The support from the Foundation is truly appreciated as it will help provide safer conditions for the horses in care.

Abbotsford Community Foundation

Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation

Thank you Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation!

The LEON JUDAH BLACKMORE FOUNDATION has made a year end donation of $2,000 to assist Circle F Horse Rescue with the care of the horses.

The Foundation is supportive of animal welfare. We extend our sincere appreciation for their generosity.

Thank you Maddy and Claire!

Once again, for the fourth year in a row, two young friends, Maddy and Claire from Carrington Stables in Southlands, Vancouver, have organized an annual Christmas Raffle, proceeds to go towards the care of our horses. Every year, the amount they hand over to us gets bigger and bigger. This year has been no exception. This year they raised $300 more than last year -- $1,722 -- a remarkable achievement!

Walter joined them in Vancouver on December 8 for a fun-filled evening with 70 other riders from Carrington including their parents, and had a great time. But he's told us that what he also very much enjoys is the annual visit that Maddy and Claire make to our rescue in January. We are honoured to have such special visitors.

To Maddy and Claire, to all their friends and parents, a heart-felt thank you!

Maddy and Claire

Equine First Aid

Thank you Theresa!

Circle F would like to warmly thank Theresa from "Equine First Aid" www.equinefirstaid.ca for hosting a clinic with partial proceeds going toward the rescue. It was a most informative and helpful course, one that every horse owner would benefit from. Have a look on her website or their FaceBook Page for future clinics.

Thank you Raya!

November, 2012 - Another very special thanks to Raya who chose to make a birthday donation to our horses. Raya's Mother writes, “Dear wonderful Circle F volunteers. Thank you for a very special morning with the horses. We all had a wonderful time and we hope to see you and the horses again~”

Thank you Raya [shown in pic on Sophie] from all of us at Circle F!


Jayde and Lil Red

Thank you Jayde!

A very special thanks to Jayde, who for the second year in a row, has chosen to make a birthday donation to our horses. Jayde's Mother said thank you to us saying .. "it is certainly a family highlight to come out and visit. I am so glad she chose your charity as it has been a far more enriching experience than we could have ever imagined. You really do inspire Jayde to continue to think of others and that she can help make a difference."

Thank you Jayde [shown in pic with 'LilRed] from all of us at Circle F!

Thank You Mikayla!

A big thanks to Mikayla, our young volunteer who has grown up along with Circle F for a number of years now, for having her Tenth Birthday celebration with our herd. Instead of gifts for herself, she asked all her friends to make a donation to the rescue to support the horses. The young ladies enjoyed sharing time at the rescue with Mikayla on her birthday, September 22. They each picked a favorite horse on which they lavished much love and attention, and finished up with a pony ride on Lil Red. We are so very thankful to have such wonderful volunteers who make Circle F more than just an organization, and bring to mind Aristotle's words;The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Mikayla Mikayla Mikayla Mikayla Mikayla

Tina Colter

Thank You Tina Colter!

We would like to share our thanks for Tina Colter, Equine Therapist, coming out to work on our Sophie mare. Tina has donated her time to help Sophie with realignment to her spine and neck and pelvis to help ease her discomfort after her injury in April falling through a cattle guard. Thanks Tina, from Sophie and all of us at Circle F!

Thank you Leemar Excavator Components Inc!

Circle F and our horses would like to send a sincere thanks to the adopter of Dallas and the company she works for, Leemar Excavator Components Inc. They have generously donated $500 towards the care of our herd, and are very supportive of the work we do and the level of commitment our rescue provides these horses. Thank You So Much to this wonderful corporation and its president and employees for supporting our endeavor in giving these beautiful equines a second chance at a great life.


Thank You Tabatha!

All of our Volunteers and horses want to send a warm and grateful thank you to Tabatha Hepworth of New Foundation Natural Horsemanship for coming out and doing a Hands On clinic with us on Sat. July 21/12. We learned what it felt like to be a horse on the lead line, how to communicate more intuitively with our horses, and how to give soft cues, and respond with the right language. It was a wonderful afternoon, full of fun, learning, sharing and of course the horses enjoyed seeing us be led around for a change! Click here to view the album.

Circle F-riend Louise
Happy 100th Birthday!

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Click to play this Smilebox slideshow


Thank You Malinda!

We would like to thank Malinda & Rob for their very generous donation of $500 in support of our rescue. On June 16, 2012 they were married and decided that instead of buying small gift favours for their guests, they would rather contribute that money to our, in their words “worthy and much needed charity!” Malinda has been a donor for a number of years.

Thank you Lauren Fraser!

It was a fantastic turnout and a lot was learned on Equine Behavior, thanks to Lauren Fraser of Good Horsemanship . We had loads of fun, laughs and great info with beautiful pictoral presentation, and even the horses piped in with comments as needed! A huge Thank You to Lauren for presenting the clinic, and supporting our rescue. Between clinic fees, Circle F items and raffle sales, a total of $ 620 was raised for the Circle F Horses!


Thank You Elizabeth!

A big Thank You goes out to Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Wildlife Center in Abbotsford. Elizabeth has graciously donated a very large assortment of medical supplies to our rescue in mid May. This in turn will help us use the funds we would have spent on treatment supplies to buy other items for the horses. Hats off to you Elizabeth, for all you do for the little critters that need help in the Fraser Valley, and now from the big critters too!

Thank you Buckerfields!

Buckerfield’s, Abbotsford, at its special event day, April 28, designated Circle F Horse Rescue as its charity, Over $300 was raised through the hot dog donations stand. In addition to the donation Buckerfield’s also provided a display table space right by the round pen featuring Doug Mills, natural horsemanship trainer. Sale of raffle tickets and goods totalled another $300 plus. Our sincere thank you to Buckerfield’s for the donation and for the display space. Click here to see the picture gallery.

Melody Pearson

Thank You Melody Pearson!

We would like to thank former volunteer Melody Pearson for her very generous donation of a saddle in support of our fundraising efforts. Melody adopted our Lily almost two years ago now [see story here www.circlef.ca/horseupdates.htm ] and they are showcased in this beautiful photo courtesy of Kristina Belkina Photography. Thank you Melody for continuing to support us.

Thank You Lauren Draper!

We want to thank little Lauren Draper who celebrated her 7th Birthday on April 21st, 2012 for her young and generous heart. Instead of gifts for her special day, she asked her guests that if they wished to give something, to please give a donation to the Circle F Horse Rescue Society. Her wonderful family, and grandparents, Jackie and Don Forrester, who are long time dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers at the rescue, hosted a Horse Theme Birthday party, which was attended by many children, other family members and friends of the family. Lauren and her family had a fabulous time coming to the rescue to present the donations, and the horses enjoyed the visiting and attention. Lauren and her family and friends were able to make a very remarkable and inspiring donation of $350 which will help go to feed and care for the horses. A big thank you and round of Kudos to Lauren and her family, and to her amazing grandparents.

Lauren Draper

Thank You Champion Blankets!

We would very much like to thank Champion Blankets www.championhorseblankets.com for donating five brand new Rainsheets to our rescue. This company truly has quality products and is outstanding in its continued support of horse rescue organizations!

Thank You Amy Hay!

A very big and warm Thank You to Amy Hay of Gentle Hands Equine Therapy for coming out to our rescue to work on some of our horses recently. Amy has always been very generous with her time and exceptional skills whenever any of our horses could benefit from her treatments. Thanks So Much Amy, and also for taking the time to help all of us volunteers learn more about these magnificent equine athletes! Click here to check out the album.

Thank You Margaret!

Margaret Clark of Wings Equine & Canine Massage came out the second weekend of February 2012 and gave two of our geldings a most thorough and alleviating massage. She also shared her skills and talents by explaining to us what she was doing, and how we could help our herd members with daily stretches, light massage and specific exercises. We so appreciate the time Margaret donates to our rescue, giving of her exceptional talent and expertise in helping to heal horses and dogs. Click here to check out the album. Thanks Margaret !!!

Thank You Allie and Kristen!

Pictured here is seven-year-old Allie with her mother and Elvis. The family came by on February 11, 2012 for a visit and to drop off the donations received at Allie’s birthday party. In a note Kristen, the mother, said "The first thing they said in the car when we left was when can we come back? They have talked non stop about the visit with their friends at school, brownies, etc. and also drew pictures and shared photos."


Allie B-Day

Thank You Cranky Crow Studios!

Circle F would like to thank Cranky Crow Studios for their recent Greeting Card fundraiser for our rescue and a number of other animal/wildlife rescues. With their enchanting and artistic cards, they are helping to raise funds, awareness and aid for animals in all 'walks' of life!

Thank You Madelin and Claire!

For the third year in a row Maddy and Claire, two of 32 young people in a riding program with Towne Country Equestrian Inc., Vancouver, organized a Christmas function with donations designated for Circle F Horse Rescue. Several of the riders visited Circle F in January bringing with them a donation of over $1400.00! What a grand group of young people. A HUGE THANK YOU!

Claire and Madelin

H4 Services

Thank You Kevan Garecki at H4 Services!

Kevan Garecki at H4 Services Ltd. has always been there for our rescue throughout the years. His extensive experience, calm and easy patience, and ability to understand horses and the needs of each one is invaluable to us. Kevan has been able to haul the most timid and petrified horses to and from our rescue and they always come off the trailer with calm confidence, having gained new and positive skills. We can't thank Kevan enough for all the help he so readily offers us, and he is our #1 recommended horse transporter!

Thank You Equi-Heath Canada!

On Sunday, January 15th the Circle F Health Team was extended the generous invitation to attend the Equi-Health Canada hands on Equine First Aid Clinic in Surrey. It was an absolutely invaluable experience for our dedicated Health Team. Thank you Equi-Canada for such a wonderful opportunity!

Vancouver Foundation


Thank You Shelagh Niblock!

For the second year in a row Shelagh Niblock ( Viterra bovine/equine nutritionist) presented for Circle F volunteers making equine nutrition a special focus at the rescue. Circle F would like to extend a very warm thank you to Shelagh for her invaluable knowledge and commitment, which has led to the creation of a dynamic and specialized feeding program from which all of our horses can benefit.

Thank you Shelagh and Viterra for your continued support!.

Thank You Vancouver Foundation!

Circle F Horse Rescue Society is pleased to announce that the Vancouver Foundation hcas approved a grant of $6,860.00 towards the installation of a rain water retention system for the house and barn!

The well water on site is no longer safe for human or horse consumption. The Vancouver Foundation has a designated fund for animal welfare and is a leader in this field providing a number of supporting grants across the province.

Vancouver Foundation

Storm Thanks

Thank You Erika-Shaye Gair!

We would like to thank child actress Erika-Shaye Gair for her very generous cash donation in support of our rescue and our upcoming Poker Ride. Erika-Shaye is a big follower of ours through our web site. She visited the rescue July 17, 2011 and a slideshow of her with our horses can be seen here . Thank you again Erika-Shaye and we'll be watching for your first horse movie!

Thank You Cavalia!

All the Circle F volunteers and their friends and family would like to say a huge Thank You to the people of Cavalia. We were invited to attend the evening show of April 23rd free of charge, and it was a truly amazing experience. The beautiful and graceful horses, the riders, the music, and the acrobatics were superbly melded to create a magical evening which we will never forget. Truly Inspiring and a most wonderful gift to us. Thank you so much !


Rebecca McDiarmid

Thank You Rebecca!

All our horses and volunteers would like to thank Rebecca McDiarmid for her ongoing support of our rescue and for putting our horses in her "Adoption Pen". Each month in her ads, she features one of our horses available for adoption. Rebecca is a terrific horsewoman and an outstanding Realtor in the Fraser Valley.

Abbotsford Community Foundation

Abbotsford Community Foundation awarded a grant of $1,300 to Circle F to help with vet bills during 2011. The Foundation also made available $1079.00 to purchase an Ecowash n Vac that will be used to do deep cleaning of the horse’s coats which can often be penetrated by irritating materials. The grants came from a special fund, The Mary Victoria Wakefield Animal Welfare Fund.

In the picture, Darcy Bowie, niece of Mary Wakefield, is presenting the cheques to Walter Paetkau, president, Circle F.


Jonathan Field

Jonathan Field Helping Circle F Horses!

Circle F would like to extend a warm and appreciative thank you to Jonathan Field ( www.jonathanfield.net ) for his generous support of our rescue. Partial proceeds from one of his DVD's called "The Catch" that sold at the Mane Event this October were given to our rescue to help us continue helping horses. We would also like to thank our long time friend and supporter, Kevan Garecki of H4 Hauling ( www.h-4.ca ) for recommending us for this opportunity.

Do Yoga ~ Save a Horse!

A big thanks goes out to Gloria and Chris for their long time support of Circle F. They offer yoga classes twice a week on a drop in basis in Mission, and donations go directly to helping our herd !!! Feel free to drop in and attend a session, or call/email them for more information! Thanks so much Guys !!!

If you live in or near Mission, please consider downloading and printing this 8½” x 11” poster and putting it up in a local coffee shop or other conspicuous, busy place to help increase attendance.

Do Yoga Save a Horse


Cavallo 'Comes To The Rescue'!!!

The generous folks at Cavallo Horse and Rider Inc. www.cavallo-inc.com donated three sets of their wonderful Simple Boots to our rescue. Now we can take our rescue horses out on the trails with their comfort ensured. This not only makes them more adoptable, but also gives them enjoyment while they are awaiting a new family. A big Thank You to the terrific and very giving people at Cavallo for helping our horses and making such a fantastic product!

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