Pony help so ‘neigh-bourly’

Maddison Hoppo

Almost $2500 was raised to support horse charity Pony Rescues, following a successful garage sale organised by Two Wells local, Tash Hogan in October.

This is the second year Tash has organised the event – something she was inspired to do following the arrival of Tinker the pony at her home 18 months ago. Tash saved Tinker from malnutrition and likely death last year, and again organised the sale in aid of Pony Rescues; a Victorian-based group who save and re-home neglected and unwanted horses.

The garage sale, held on Saturday October 26, was another big success, with a range of bargain items available, raffles, and a variety of stalls displaying everything from horse halters to salt licks.

A hot shoeing demonstration conducted by local farriers Theo Adriaans and Harley Watts was a big hit, as was the gorgeous Clydesdale stallion, Braveheart, who won everyone’s hearts!

Tash said the support from the local community, as well as wider afield, had been tremendous and many horses would benefit from the funds raised.

“I cannot thank our local community enough for all the very generous donations and help towards our garage sale,” she said.

“I would like to say thank you to Brydie and Craig Maynard, Judy Ramsey, Lyn Orr, Jodie Black, Pauline Bevan, Leonie Stevens, Demi Taylor, Felicity Kuchel and their families for all their help on the day.

“Thanks also to farriers Theo Adriaans and Harley Watts, for the hot shoeing demonstration, Clydesdale stallion Braveheart for being there, Kerry Rose and Chapel Lodge for their support and donations, Lynny Sidler and Glen from Cirocco Downs Equine and Farrier Service for their donation of 10 bags of calm performer to Pony Rescues, Nigel Humphreys for the donation of straw, Lisa and Aaron from Windy Hills farm for their donations and support.”

Pony Rescues is based in Victoria, but its founder, Tania Decker, travelled to SA to help out with the event. Money raised from the sale will be used to help purchase food for rescued horses, assist in their treatment, and contribute to vet and rehabilitation bills.

To continue to support the work of Pony Rescues look them up on Facebook, or visit www.ponyrescues.com.

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