CURRENT PRESS RELEASES

 

  This page will be updated every time a press release is issued by E.P.O.N.A., with the most recent release appearing first.


February 6, 2006

 

For Immediate Release

 

1st Annual E.P.O.N.A. and Wendell's Wish of E.P.O.N.A. Honors Gala to be Held Saturday, March 25 at Wentworth by the Sea Hotel and Resort

 

EPPING, NH - The first annual honors gala fundraising event will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2006 to benefit Equine Protection of North America (E.P.O.N.A.) and Wendell's Wish Therapeutic Riding Program of E.P.O.N.A. based in Epping, NH.  The event, which will feature an hors d'oeuvres cocktail reception followed by dinner and a silent and live auction, will be held at Wentworth by the Sea Hotel and Resort.  Limited seating is now available.

 

For tickets and more information, please call 603-679-1896 or contact Susan Middleton Campbell at susan.campbell15@comcast.net or Nancy Peacock at nap.peacock@verizon.net.

 

E.P.O.N.A. and Wendell's Wish of E.P.O.N.A. are 501(c)(3) non-profit NH organizations.


December 26, 2005

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
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 eponarescue@yahoo.com 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
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
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 granitestate.jen@gmail.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.

August 18, 2005

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

E.P.O.N.A. AND WENDELL'S WISH EVENTS, FUNDRAISERS AND VOLUNTEERISM!

 

EPPING, NH - The merger is complete and the beat goes on!  E.P.O.N.A. - Equine Protection of North America, a nationally-recognized horse rescue facility - and Wendell's Wish Therapeutic Riding Program are settling comfortably into their new relationship and the events and fundraising calendar is filling right up!

 

Saturday September 18 finds E.P.O.N.A. and Wendell's Wish taking part in the annual Pet Fest held at Red Hook Brewery in Newington, NH!  Tuesday September 28 a charity golf tournament to benefit E.P.O.N.A. will take place at Candia Woods!  Sunday October 2 a charity concert by world-renowned Barbra Streisand impersonator Jim Bailey (Jim Bailey is Barbra) will be held at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH!  Sunday October 9 will bring the 1st annual Fall Festival at Inspiration Farm, home to E.P.O.N.A.'s Wendell's Wish Therapeutic Riding Program, and will feature lobster, hot dogs and hamburgers, music by Kevin Murphy (of The Foggy Dew) and Friends, a horse shoe tournament, wagon rides, face painting and more!  Dates will be announced soon for a mid-fall benefit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament and a fall beach ride!  And there is much, much more to come!

 

Volunteers are needed to help with all of these exciting events, as well as with the every day care of the horses residing at E.P.O.N.A. and those used for Wendell's Wish Therapeutic Riding Program.  Whether it's mucking stalls, feeding and watering, grooming, dealing Texas Hold 'Em or grilling hot dogs and hamburgers, we have tasks for just about everyone!

 

E.P.O.N.A. and Wendell's Wish are also very proud to announce that they have been chosen as a PSNH/Manchester Monarchs Power Play Partner!  What an honor and wonderful opportunity!

 

For more information about volunteering and about E.P.O.N.A. and Wendell's Wish programs, go to www.eponarescue.org or e-mail eponarescue@yahoo.com or call 603-679-1896.


July 25, 2005

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

E.P.O.N.A. AND WENDELL'S WISH MERGE; NEED VOLUNTEERS

 

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 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.

 

E.P.O.N.A. (Equine Protection of North America) and E.P.O.N.A.'s Wendell's Wish Therapeutic Riding Program are in need of volunteers for helping with the care and handling of horses as well as those interested in learning about being leaders, and side walkers for the therapeutic riding program.  There can be no greater reward than to help care and provide for a horse that is need and to assist a child or adult with a disability learn the fundamentals, benefits and joy of developing a relationship with a horse.  No experience is necessary, training is available all we ask is that one be committed, compassionate and responsible and able to commit to a one or two day a week schedule for a six week period of time.  

 

For more information on E.P.O.N.A.�s Wendell�s Wish therapeutic riding program, volunteering or financially assisting with this worthwhile cause, contact E.P.O.N.A. at 603-679-1896 or e-mail eponarescue@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.eponarescue.org!

 

We look forward to hearing from you!


July 6, 2005

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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 eponarescue@yahoo.com or visit our website at eponarescue.org.

 


 

June 6, 2005

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
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 eponarescue@yahoo.com
 
E.P.O.N.A. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 

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June 2, 2005

 

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 j.rossetti@comcast.net or call her at 603-231-4109.
 
E.P.O.N.A. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
 
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April 19, 2005

 

EQUINE PROTECTION OF NORTH AMERICA HOLDS FUNDRAISERS!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

EPPING, NH - E.P.O.N.A. (Equine Protection of North America), a nationally-recognized 501(c)(3) horse rescue based in Epping, NH is holding several fundraisers NOW - and in the very near future!  E.P.O.N.A. is an equine rescue and rehabilitation organization that has rescued and saved hundreds of horses since its inception.

 

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!

 

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March 9, 2005

 

TEXAS HOLD 'EM POKER TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT E.P.O.N.A. HORSE RESCUE!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

EPPING, NH - A Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament to benefit E.P.O.N.A. - Equine Protection of North America - will be held Saturday March 26 at American Legion Post 51 on Route 125 in Epping, NH!  E.P.O.N.A. is committed to the rescue and rehabilitation of horses who are the victim of abuse and neglect with the ultimate goal - when possible - of adopting them to suitable families.

 

Pre-registration for the tournament is ongoing and is $100.00.  Registration at the door (beginning at noon) on the day of the event is $125.00.  The doors open at 11:00am with open cash poker tables.  The tournament begins at 1:00pm.

 

Payout for the winner is $3,000.00 (based on 140 players) and there are 13 additional, incremental, cash payouts!  Register today!

 

For more information about the Texas Hold 'Em tournament, contact Julie at 603-231-4109 or visit www.eponarescue.org.  For more information about E.P.O.N.A. call 603-679-1896 or visit www.eponarescue.org.

 

E.P.O.N.A. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 

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February, 2005

 

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

 


 

January 11, 2005

 

WINTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR E.P.O.N.A.

 

Equine Protection of North America (E.P.O.N.A.), one of the top ten horse rescues in the United States, is making its quarterly plea for volunteers.  Help is needed with ongoing barn work, administrative duties and the new therapeutic riding program.  Volunteers may offer as little or as much time as they are willing and able to and as their schedules permit.

 

Experience is not necessary to volunteer for E.P.O.N.A.  What is necessary is a willingness to listen, to learn and to work for the benefit of the horses in E.P.O.N.A.'s care.

 

For more information, call 603-679-1896.  Visit E.P.O.N.A.'s newly updated website at www.eponarescue.org to learn about all opportunities.

 

Equine Protection of North America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 


 

October 19, 2004

 

Equine Protection of North American (E.P.O.N.A.), a horse rescue facility in Epping, NH, is in urgent need of volunteers to groom horses, muck stalls, repair fences, man booths at pet fairs, edit a quarterly newsletter, generate and implement fund-raising projects and many, many other tasks both administrative and hands-on with the over thirty horses housed at our Epping barns.

 

E.P.O.N.A. takes in horses that have been abused or neglected, rehabilitates them, and seeks to adopt them into qualified homes. The horses are handled daily and provided the high quality of individual care they would receive with a caring and knowledgeable owner.

 

In September, E.P.O.N.A. purchased twenty-one Premarin foals. The four to six-month old weanlings are housed in two paddocks at E.P.O.N.A. Many of them have been adopted, but they will not go to their new homes until they can be safely handled, including leading and loading into a horse trailer.

 

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.


 

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