NJ- Mylestone Equine Rescue (MER), a non-profit
organization dedicated to rescuing horses from
abuse, neglect, and slaughter since 1995, will host
their 10th annual open house on Sunday, October 11th
from 12-4 p.m. (rain date is October 18th).
The event is free to the public and will feature a
silent auction, bake sale, and various vendors.
has 35 horses under its care. MER's latest rescue is
Clyde, a 25 year-old gelding who was overworked at a
hack barn for many years.
Due to poor saddle fit and overuse, Clyde has a severe sway back, which no
longer allows him to be ridden. He ended up at
auction and was just days away from being
transported to a slaughter house when MER stepped in
to save him.
In addition to
the horses, MER will have a silent auction with the
opportunity to win a variety of prizes and baskets.
There will also be a bake sale with cookies,
brownies, and many more delicious treats.
Vendors will be on hand selling Silpada jewelry,
Arbonne beauty products, animal/horse art, equine
themed books, and more, each donating a portion of
their proceeds to MER.
Just a handful of the vendors include:
Local equine and animal artist Barbara Hornstra
Local children's author Diana Tuorto (http://cayuse.8k.com),
who has three middle-grade novels told from horses'
points of view.
Jen Wenzel of Rein Photography, who donated her
talents to create the 2010 MER calendar, which will
also be unveiled at the open house.
A variety of
books, CDs, and DVDs will also be for sale at the
Lost Treasures table, along with an array of MER
t-shirts/sweatshirts, notecards, mugs, and plush
ponies that resemble the rescue horses.
information on Mylestone Equine Rescue's 10th
annual open house, to be held at their farm, located
at 227 Still Valley Road, Phillipsburg, NJ, please
or call (908) 995-9300.