Archive for June, 2011

Just wanted to pass along the schedule of events to you all. We have had some changes. There were some scheduling conflicts so some clinics will be unavailable but some others have been added. Programs will be handed out that will include the schedule and a map of the farm.

From 9am until Anna Schriebl is running Individual Dressage lessons and clinic. We encourage everyone to observe if they would like.
10 – 11 Kelly Creppel (Kelly Performance Horses)
“Whoa…Impoving your Horse’s Stop and Backing”
11 – 12 Cathleen Lombardi, DVM (The Oaks Equine and Farm Service)
“How to Feed a Hard to Keep Horse”
11 – 12 Kids Games in the Kids Arena
12 – 1 Rick Reuter – Barrel Racing
1 – 2 Sonja Reuter – Parade of Rescues
2 – 3 Chad Beachboard – Ferrier Clinic
2 – 3 Kids Games in the Kids Arena
3 – 4 Selwyn & Lori Curtis – Curtis Horsemanship
4 – 6 Cash for Gold
5 – 6 Mike Fowler (South Point Saddlery) – Saddle Fitting
6 – 9 Robie Claud – Live Music

50/50 Drawings will be held at Noon, 3PM, 6PM, and 9PM


Our day started early when we picked up Stormy and Speckles, two of our ponies. They joined us at the Farmers Market in Smithfield to raise awareness about Diamonds In The Rough. We were there for about 4 hours and met some fantastic people. We even raised a few dollars for the rescue. A lot of folks are coming to visit the farm and some even filled out volunteer applications on the spot. Our amazing volunteers worked very hard to put together photos, display boards, and hand outs for our visits. Cheryl, Anna, Laura, Mr. Wilson, Sam, Doug, Betsy, Brennan, and Ruger greeted visitors and gave out information about our Rescue. Stormy and Speckles enjoyed several photo opportunities with children and a few adults. Stormy even had his photo taken with Goliath, a black and white Great Dane. We had a great time and look forward to attending the Farmers Market again next Saturday.

WOW… We also unloaded 287 bales of hay. One of our trailers was loaded with 137 bales that needed to be put in the barn, so everyone pitched in to unload the flat-bed. Well after working really hard and down to the final 3 bales, we got a phone call that another 150 was on the way. Of course we were happy to get more hay, but running low on energy. The volunteers rallied for their second round and in short order we had the finally 150 bales unloaded and stored. It was amazing to see so many people come together to make this happen. We have so many to thank! First, we would like to thank all of our volunteers who worked SO HARD: Kit, Carol, Dani, Carolyn, Brennan, Mr. Wilson, and Sam. We would also like to thank Mr. Walker for deliver 150 bales to us and helping us unload the trailer.

New Rescues

Yesterday we rounded up three new residents. After about four and a half hours and lots of patients from all involved we finally rounded up the new rescues. We have a mare name Breezie, a gelding named Trey, and a 10 month old baby girl named August Rush. Although a little tough to catch, they all seem very nice. We think they were just a bit nervous. The Vet is at the farm as we speak checking them over. They look like they are in good shape… and we actually need them to lose a little weight, something we are not use to doing on the farm:) Hope to have some photos posted of them soon.

We are also baby sitting, for about two hours a fawn whose mother was hit by a car. Bear Path Acres will be taking the little one. I have attached a picture. Hope he or she is able to recover and live in the wild again.