Celebrating Their 39th Year: HORSE to Host Valentine Event Fundraiser

HORSE of Connecticut will hold a special Valentine’s Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14. The featured horse is Coco, an Appaloosa pony mare that was rescued last spring when her owner no longer wanted her. A former companion pony, Coco is 11 years old, very gentle and affectionate, and loves to be groomed and to go for hand walks. Coco is being trained to pull a cart, but she would also make a great family pet, and is available for adoption or sponsor.

WASHINGTON — The Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines (H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut), now celebrating its 39th year, will hold a special Valentine’s Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14. Social distancing practices will be in effect. Starting at 10 a.m. there will be hourly tours of the farm where those attending can meet many of the horses, ranging from a 30-inch mini to a 17-hand Belgian draft cross.

The Tack Shop will be open and filled with everything from blankets to bridles and grooming equipment. There will be a large assortment of baked goods, and many gift ideas, such as gift bags with stuffed animals, candy, handmade bracelets and necklaces ranging from $5 to $25.

HORSE will offer $50 sponsorships, which include 4 visits where sponsors can groom and hand walk the horse of their choice.

The featured horse is Coco, an adorable Appaloosa pony mare that was rescued last spring when her owner no longer wanted her.

A former companion pony, Coco is 11 years old, very gentle and affectionate, and loves to be groomed and to go for hand walks. Coco is being trained to pull a cart, but she would also make a great family pet, and is available for adoption or sponsor.

All funds raised go directly to the horses; from feed and blankets to farrier, dental and veterinary expenses. 

Celebrating its 38th year, H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization funded only by charitable contributions located at 43 Wilbur Rd. For more information, call 860-868-1960 or contact by email at horsectinfo@gmail.com.

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