Grand County turns out for Troublesome Horse Rescue fundraiser |

Grand County turns out for Troublesome Horse Rescue fundraiser

To the Editor:

The 3rd Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser for the Troublesome Horse Rescue was held Saturday, May 17, and was a great success with 125 generous people in attendance. The groceries were wonderful with the BBQ tri-tip roasts and grilled salmon being cooked by Kathleen St Clair.

The Rescue would like to thank business owners for their generosity: Granby Vet Clinic, Tri-River Lumber, Ghostwood Interiors, Flowers by Marcia, Moose Cafe, Kremmling Mercantile, West Grand Education Foundation, KMHD, Doug Shaw, Donna Estes, Silpada Jewelry, Premier Design Jewelry, Hadassah’s Haven, Grand Hair Design, Wild West Outfitters, Our Family Kitchen, Silver Spurs 4-H Club, Rough Riders 4-H Club, Tom Gross, Grand County Historical Association, NRC Broadcasting, Quarter Circle Saloon, Sky-Hi Daily News.

Volunteers for the Rescue helped with everything from cleaning stalls, setting up tables and chairs, decorating, and serving guests. The raffled barrel racing saddle was won by Cheri Helmicki of the Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch in Parshall. Guests enjoyed seeing Scout ridden in the Western Dreams Arena. He was blind from cataracts and the Rescue raised funds for surgery at the CSU vet school for removal of one of his cataracts. He now has some vision and is able to be ridden and enjoys being out in pasture with the other horses at the Rescue. The evening ended with guests meeting and serving the Rescue horses apples and carrots.

The Troublesome Horse Rescue will also host two additional fundraisers on Sunday, July 13, in Silverthorne at the Silverthorne Pavilion and again on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Caroline’s Cuisine in Grand Lake.

For more information about the Rescue and their programs, please contact Sue Pratt at 724-3231. Again, the Rescue’s Board of Directors would like to thank everyone for their generous support of the Rescue.

Sue Pratt