It’s that time of year again! Horseracing at Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino is underway, and HART is at work helping with the placement of horses coming from the track that need the rest, relaxation, and care before they move into their new careers and forever homes.
A couple of things to be on the lookout for this year is the way we will handle our 9th Annual Silent Auction and Open House Event.
Our silent auction has been a great success over the years and we want to extend that by making it even more accessible to as many people as possible. In past years we have mainly had our auction take place in person at Prairie Meadow; however, for the first time this year we will make the auction available for ONLINE bidding and purchasing also! We have not worked out final details, but we hope this makes the items we have up for auction easier for you (our followers and supports) to look at and acquire if you so wish.
Our second item to look forward too is the planning of our first ever Open House! As many of you know, our horses are stabled at Middle River Ranch near Winterset, IA. We hope to have a date set in either late July or early August so may show off our horses and meet some of our HART directors. We hope to have not only have current HART horses but possibly Alum in attendance, so everyone can see the change over from racing Thoroughbred to the proverbial OTTB (Off Track Thoroughbred).
As is always the case, we’ll greatly accept donates (monetary preferred) to help cover the cost of running the organization. As many know, it takes a considerable amount to pay for the expenses of a horse, and even with a full volunteer board of directors that donate so much time and professionalism we still have bills. Please follow the link to our Facebook page where you can hit the “Donate” button to contribute to HART and our ongoing work. You can also help us out if you’re an Amazon shopper by going to https://smile.amazon.com/ logging in, then finding Hope After Racing Thoroughbreds as your designated organization to receive a small portion of every item you buy from them.
Thank you and we’re looking forward to a fun spring and summer here with HART!
Jon Moss – HART President