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Wendell's Wish Therapeutic Riding Program Seeks Volunteers
Epping, NH - Wendell's Wish of E.P.O.N.A. (Equine Protection of North America) is looking for volunteers. Our program provides Therapeutic Riding and Equine Assisted Activities to people of all ages who have physical, emotional and/or cognitive disabilities. The program is hosted at Inspiration Farm in Epping where our therapeutic horses and pony live.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the classes in addition to basic horse care and tack upkeep. Experience and horse knowledge is a plus, but not required. Training and program orientation are provided prior to each six-week session.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Anyone interested in learning more can contact: 603-679-1896, email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website: www.eponarescue.org.
Wendell's Wish of E.P.O.N.A. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
October 20, 2005
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DAN SUMEREL DEMONSTRATION WITH SILENT AUCTION, RAFFLE FOR E.P.O.N.A.
Epping, NH - Dan Sumerel, author of Finding the Magic, will perform a demonstration of STS - the Sumerel Training System for horses - on Friday October 28 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Three Fox Farm in Kensington, NH. Fee for the training (which is a benefit for E.P.O.N.A. - Equine Protection of North America and Wendell's Wish Therapeutic Riding Program) is just $10.00! There will be a silent auction at the event featuring a horse portrait by artist Holly Knowles (www.enlightenedview.com) and a horse massages session. For more information about this event, go to www.eponarescue.org, call E.P.O.N.A. at 603-679-1896 or call Linda at 603-778-1196.
Tickets are on sale now for E.P.O.N.A.'s second annual Thanksgiving Raffle! Tickets are $5.00 each or three for $10.00. First prize is $1,000.00; second prize is $500.00; third prize is $250.00. The drawing is December 3 and you need not be present to win. To purchase raffle tickets, contact Jen at 603-483-5045, 603-370-0732 or email@example.com.
And E.P.O.N.A. and Wendell's Wish can always use volunteers at the barns and sponsors for the therapeutic riding program! For more information about all of E.P.O.N.A.'s programs and opportunities, go to www.eponarescue.org or call 603-679-1896!
E.P.O.N.A. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit NH organization.
In the process of it restructuring and relocating, Wendell�s Wish has chosen to bring E.P.O.N.A. and Wendell�s Wish together. In addition to E.P.O.N.A.�s equine rescue efforts of helping horses in need E.P.O.N.A. has been in the process of researching and planning its own therapeutic riding program. Given the timing involved, it is only fitting that Wendell�s Wish join forces with E.P.O.N.A. Both organizations are registered 501(c)3 Charitable organizations. Wendell�s Wish has chosen to dissolve its non-profit status and it will operate under the E.P.O.N.A. 501(c)3 statute as a Charitable Organization.
Until such time that E.P.O.N.A. builds its permanent facility, the Wendell�s Wish Program will operate out of a leased facility in Epping known as Inspiration Farm. The facility offers year 'round capabilities for the program.
Wendell�s Wish was the final request of Exeter resident Wendell Clare. Upon his passing, Wendell�s horse Max became the founding horse for the Wendell�s Wish Therapeutic Riding Program. Therapeutic riding incorporates equine oriented activities that contribute positively to the behavioral, cognitive, emotional, physical and social growth of people with disabilities. This method of learning provides an occasion for the participant to learn about her/himself through the interaction and relationship with the horse. The benefits of therapeutic riding have long been recognized by the medical and psychiatric communities for improving self esteem, flexibility, balance, motor skills, memory sequencing and attention span. Horses provide unlimited opportunities for the development of unique relationships that nurture and empower their human counterparts.
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A PERFECT MATCH: WENDELL'S WISH MERGES WITH E.P.O.N.A.
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EPPING, NH - It is with great pleasure and excitement that Wendell�s Wish, a therapeutic Riding Program, announces its merger with E.P.O.N.A. (Equine Protection of North America). In the process of restructuring and relocating, Wendell�s Wish has chosen to bring the two non-profit organizations together.
In addition to E.P.O.N.A.�s rescue efforts of helping horses in need, E.P.O.N.A. has been in the process of researching and planning its own therapeutic riding program. Given the timing involved, it is only fitting that Wendell�s Wish join forces with E.P.O.N.A. Wendell�s Wish will remain the name of the program and it will operate under E.P.O.N.A.�s 501(c)(3) statute as a Charitable Organization. Until such time E.P.O.N.A. builds its permanent facility, the Wendell�s Wish Program will operate out of a leased facility in Epping. The facility offers year �round capabilities for the program.
Wendell�s Wish was the final request of Exeter resident Wendell Clare. Upon his passing Wendell�s horse, Max, became the founding horse for the Wendell�s Wish program. Therapeutic riding incorporates equine oriented activities that contribute positively to the behavioral, cognitive, emotional, physical and social growth of people with disabilities. This method of learning provides an occasion for the participant to learn about her/himself through the interaction and relationship with the horse. The benefits of therapeutic riding have long been recognized by the medical and psychiatric communities for improving self esteem, flexibility, balance, motor skills, memory sequencing and attention span. Horses provide unlimited opportunities for the development of unique relationships that nurture and empower their human counter parts.
Opening Ceremonies are scheduled for July 30, 2005, from 9:00am to 12:00 noon at Spinnaker Hill Farm, 74 Hedding Road, Epping, New Hampshire. As part of that celebration we are planning a week of camp beginning August 1.
For more information on the therapeutic program, volunteering or financially assisting this worth while cause contact E.P.O.N.A. at 603-679-1896, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at eponarescue.org.
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CHARITY AUCTION TO BENEFIT E.P.O.N.A. ON JUNE 18!
EPPING, NH - Equine Protection of North America (E.P.O.N.A.) is holding its 2nd annual Charity Auction on Saturday, June 18 starting at 11:00am at the E.P.O.N.A. farm on Main Street in Epping, NH. The preview will begin at 10:00am.
This year's event features many exciting, unique, and highly collective items such as an antique driving carriage, an autographed script from The Mary Tyler Moore Show (by Ms. Tyler Moore herself, specifically for this auction!), an accordion, a Victorian loveseat, antiques, electronics, services, original art work and many other items for all lifestyles!
To view all items up for bid prior to June 18, and also to bid on the silent auction items, please visit www.eponarescue.org and click on AUCTION. While you're there, browse our site, meet our horses and volunteers and check out all that we do! Hope to see you at the auction!
For directions and additional information, call 603-679-1896 and/or e-mail email@example.com
E.P.O.N.A. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
TEXAS HOLD 'EM BENEFIT POKER TOURNAMENT FOR E.P.O.N.A. JUNE 11!
EPPING, NH - A no-limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament will be held June 11 to benefit Equine Protection of North America (E.P.O.N.A.), based in Epping, NH.
The tournament will be held at American Legion Post 51 on Route 125 in Epping, NH. Pre-registration is just $100.00 through June 10. Registration at the door is $125.00. Rebuys are allowed. Play is limited to the first 140 registrants. There are 14 payout positions; 1st place payout is $3,000.00 (figure may change depending on number of players). Rules and additional information are available at www.eponarescue.org. To register, e-mail Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 603-231-4109.
E.P.O.N.A. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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A Beach Ride/Walk and Brunch will be held Saturday May 14 at Salisbury Beach. This event will afford riders and walkers to take advantage of a pristine stretch of beach at low tide followed by a buffet-style brunch under a pavilion adjacent to the beach. Cost for riders is $25.00; for walkers, $20.00. Pre-registration is by May 10. This benefit for E.P.O.N.A. allows riders and walkers to solicit sponsors in order bring in additional donations. Prizes will be awarded for the most sponsors, etc. This event promises to be great fun! Those who attended last year's event all but demanded its return. Don't miss it! Visit www.eponarescue.org or call 603-679-1896 for more information!
A Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament will be held Saturday June 11 at American Legion Post 51 on Route 125 in Epping. Players will be able to register starting May 1. Pre-registration is $100.00; registration at the door is $125.00. Buy-ins are allowed. Rules and all information will be posted in detail on E.P.O.N.A.'s website beginning May 1. Visit www.eponarescue.org for more information and contact information!
E.P.O.N.A.'s second annual Charity Auction has begun with an exciting new twist: an online silent auction which is open to the public and is going on now! The live auction (items are available to view online!) is scheduled for Saturday June 18 at E.P.O.N.A.'s main barn in Epping and will feature old-style bidding at the farm with refreshments beforehand and lunch available during the noon hour. All proceeds from the silent and live auctions go to the care and well-being of the horses in E.P.O.N.A.'s care. Visit www.eponarescue.org for more information ... happy bidding!
There is so much more going on at E.P.O.N.A.!! Visit www.eponarescue.org for tons of information on all E.P.O.N.A.'s mission, programs and events!
E.P.O.N.A. Director is New Hampshire Horse Person of the Year
Director and co-founder Ron Levesque was recently honored as New Hampshire Horse Council's Horse Person of the Year. Those of you that know Ron know how deserving he is of this award. His commitment and dedication to the horses and to E.P.O.N.A. is unmatched. Whether it is cleaning stalls, rescuing a horse, or spending a night with a sick horse Ron is there giving 110%. E.P.O.N.A. is truly blessed and we are all so very proud.
Congratulations and thank you Ron!
Left to right: NHHC President Jill Lorenz, NH Governor John Lynch and E.P.O.N.A. Director Ron Levesque
Learn more: New Hampshire Horse Council
Volunteering at E.P.O.N.A. this fall is a great opportunity to learn about horses and their care. Experience with horses in not a requirement, just enthusiasm, compassion, reliability, and a willingness to learn. To volunteer, please call 603.679.1896 and leave a message for Stephanie, E.P.O.N.A.'s Volunteer/Staff Coordinator. To see some of our horses, visit www.eponarescue.org.
603-679-1896 � PO Box 315, Epping, NH 03042-0315 � Fax: 603-679-5178 � email@example.com
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