So much has happened since the last time I updated this blog… My apologies, stale news is like stale toast and we have so much wonderful news to share! Time is one commodity that we just can't put a price tag on, isn't it?
Since the last time I posted, we've shifted gears to prepare for the Spring season. We've transitioned our public relations representation to a new and incredibly talented, professional and motivated young woman, Kristin Gumper of Standing Partnership. Wow, the old adage of when a door closes a window opens could not have been more appropriately said for us… However, I liken it to the door closes and the barn doors have flung open! Thanks so much, Kristin, for your professional advice and hard work to move us ahead and back on track. We are out of the gates, and off and running!
In addition, our event planning chair, Lisa Wood George, has created an incredible fundraiser for us – one that I simply can't wait for!
The "Silks and Suits Gala" is slated for Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Four Seasons hotel in St. Louis. With keynote speaker Alex Brown of Alex Brown Racing, this unique event will celebrate the horses that reside at Mid America Horse Rescue. The Gala will also feature a live and silent auction, with incredible works of art by some of America's finest artists. (We'll be listing artists and art work by August.)
Funds raised will help support these horses as they prepare for their second act in life. In fact, many of them go on to become equine therapy horses for children, sport horses or pasture pals. (I'll have to tell you about LetDaTrumpetBlare, one of the first horses we rescued, in an upcoming post! Man, can that boy run! He's now racing for us and is truly changing lives, by showing what second chances can mean for rescued Thoroughbreds.)
We have so much to celebrate, but so much more work to do. Please "Save the Date" for this black tie event. Tickets and sponsorships are currently available by contacting me, Margo Sutter at 314-302-2216, or e-mailing for information at email@example.com.
All proceeds of our event will support Mid America Horse Rescue.
So, dust off your finest duds and come join us for a night of dinner, dancing and celebrating second chances!
P.S. Many thanks to talented new friend Rudi Backart-Owens, who created our new look and invitation! Look for it in the upcoming edition in Cowboys and Indians Magazine.