Heroes and Horses Hoedown
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Join us for a good, old-fashioned barbecue and bonfire at the Heroes and Horses Hoedown fundraiser benefitting Allegiance Ranch and Equine Rescue. There will be a buffet-style barbecue dinner including ribs, pulled pork, salmon, baked beans, potato salad, fresh veggies, and a dessert bar, as well as beer, wine and soft drinks. Bring your boots, cowboy hats, and best dance partner to enjoy dancing to music by DJ Mobile Jutebox. There will be awesome silent auction items and a bonfire to warm you up by evening's end Get you tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heroes-and-horses-hoedown-tickets-59735799384
Allegiance Ranch and Equine Rescue was born out of love for rescue horses and a desire to honor our country's veterans. Our mission is to help horses and heroes by offering a safe place for healing, developing a sense of purpose, and establishing meaningful connections between horses and humans.
ALLEGIANCE RANCH HOODIES You can support the ranch and look great at the same time by purchasing an Allegiance Ranch and Equine Rescue hoodie, t-shirt or tank top! Choose from our original Allegiance Ranch logo design (available in charcoal gray) or the new ARR design (available in red, navy or blue). All of the hoodie and shirt options seen below are available to order. Order yours now! Hoodies are $35, long-sleeved t-shirts are $25, t-shirts are $18, and tanks are $12. You can order your shirt(s) using the button below. Proceeds are used for the ongoing care of the horses and to support veteran programming. Thank you for supporting Allegiance Ranch! And, as always, a general donation of $100 or more is eligible for a free hoodie or shirt of your choice.
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT We love our volunteer community!
Each month we'll introduce one of the wonderful members of our Allegiance community who help make our mission to help horses and heroes possible. This month we're introducing Lindsay Neitenbach. Lindsay began volunteering at the ranch in January 2018 and has since become a member of the Allegiance Ranch Board of Directors and serves as our primary horse trainer.
Lindsay, what initially drew you to Allegiance Ranch? I was looking to get my horse fix during the polo off-season and kept seeing Allegiance Ranch on social media. Given that I have many Veteran, active duty military and first responder members in my family, I quickly realized that Allegiance Ranch was a place where I could use my talents and give back to a community that I am close to.
What do you find most meaningful about volunteering your time at the ranch? As a horseman, the most meaningful aspect of volunteering at the ranch is seeing what a little TLC can do for a rescue horse. Gaining an abused or abandoned horse’s trust and respect is not an easy task but once it’s accomplished, being the person to re-write what that horse knows about people is extremely gratifying. It’s also very fulfilling to see how a day spent outside with our beautiful (and sometimes silly) animals can positively impact anyone’s life.
Do you have a favorite rescue horse? I have a definite soft spot for Stella and Tasha.
What would you tell someone who’s thinking about volunteering at the ranch? Get ready to get your hands dirty! We are very hands on with all aspects of volunteering and have something to do for any skill level.
If you'd like to become a member of our volunteer community, our next Volunteer Orientation is taking place on February 23rd, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Click here for more information.