Humane Society thankful for support of horse show

On July 20, the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley held their first ever “Running for a Cause” Fun Horse Show. We had nearly 40 horses and many more riders that wanted to help raise funds for the shelter. Most of these participants were under the age of 20, with the majority being between the age of 13 and 18. That is a real testament for the youth of our community. They wanted to help. A little over $700 was raised and we say thank you to all those participants, both young and a few old timers too.

We thank the Washington County Fair Board and Pioneer City Riding Club for allowing us to use the arena. Huge thanks goes to Jeff Perry. He made sure the wet arena was plowed and dragged so we could actually have some fun. We couldn’t have pulled this off without you and you missed your calling as a professional ring man. We love you Jeff. Thank you to Erica Perry who stepped up big time as our announcer. The entire event could not have happened without the hard work of Annette Dunn and her daughter Aleena, who gathered all the donations for over two months in preparation for the raffles that were held throughout the day.

Thank you to those that donated for those raffles. The contestants and spectators were thrilled with the items. Those that donated were: Amy’s Flowers, Beverly IGA, Doughboyz Pizza, Andrew Nelson farrier, Amanda and Juan Troya, Great Clips, Par Mar, Green Valley Co-Op, We Lov Pets, B&W Pharmacy, Dixie Hart, Kellie Skinner, Bobby Cain- timer for events, Elaine and Rachel Nichols for running the food stand, Dave Noland for judging and helping in many ways and Potomac Eagle Railway. A big thanks to our anonymous donor of the two saddles that were raffled off. Also thank you to the many that helped in other areas, Jane Snell, Tyler Gill, Mary Buck, Austin Smith, Kayden Fox, Steve Herron, Allie Herron, Alex Ware, Indica (sorry we didn’t get your last name) and last but not least Sharon Paul.

Sharon took over 300 pictures that can be seen on the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley Facebook page. We hope to make this an annual event at the request of all the contestants.

Becky Johnston is Board President of the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley