Category: Events


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.

Hello Everyone,
We are ordering t-shirts for our volunteers and for us to sell at the Neigh Day event. Anyone who would like to volunteer or who would like to purchase a t-shirt, please contact me and let me know what size you would like. All of the shirts will have the same design, but the volunteer shirts will be Kelly Green. The other t-shirts will be Ice Grey, Azalea Pink, and Prairie Dust. They will be available for $15. We will also have some Neigh Day t-shirts for $18. Give me a call 757-642-8840, email me rescueahorse@hotmail.com or Facebook me at Diamonds In The Rough Equine Rescue and let me know what size you would like.

Thank you all so much for your help and participation. We could not do it with

Neigh Day

Merry Oaks Stables in Windsor, VA is hosting Neigh Day to benefit our Rescue on June 18th from 9am to 9pm. There will be lots of clinics, such as, dressage, barrel racing, pleasure, driving, reigning, horsemanship, trails, as well as a rescue clinic. Some vendors will be here to sell their products; hay, feed, tack, clothing, trailers, saddles. Tables may be rented in advance if you would like to sell some of your goods and services. We will also have saddle fitters to help you with your saddle fitting needs. There will be children’s games, pony rides, and a petting zoo. A BBQ dinner will be available and we will have musical entertainment.
Cash for Gold will be here, bring all of your unwanted gold and silver to make some extra cash for yourself and our rescue.

Ticket is a $10 donation per person 13 and over. Buy 3 tickets get 1 free:)
(BBQ is being prepared and served by Chef Todd. It will include BBQ, cole slaw, baked beans, mac-n- cheese, a bun or roll, and a beverage)
Children 12 and under are FREE
BBQ dinner tickets can be purchased for $7 or BBQ by the pound for $7
A table can be rented for $20 (2 meals are included)
Any registered non-profit may have a table at no cost

For tickets contact:
Sonja Reuter at 757-846-6076, sdreuter@hughes.net or
Jennifer Homan at 757-642-8840, rescueahorse@hotmail.com

We have decided to make some changes to Neigh Day to make it more affordable. Tickets will be on sale for $10 dollars (13 years old and over). If you purchase 3 tickets, you get one free. BBQ dinners will be available for separate purchase ($7). There will also be concession booth open throughout the day. We are really looking forward to raising some awareness and money for our Diamonds. We cannot wait to see you there. Please contact Jennifer Homan (757-642-8840 or email at rescueahorse@hotmail.com) with any questions or concerns, or if you are a vendor and would like to have your own table. Look forward to hearing from you.