Category: Special Thanks

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.


We had quite a busy day at the farm yesturday. Both the farrier, Justin Putz, and our Vets, The Oaks Equine, came for a visit. We had lots having trims, some for check ups, and a few follow ups. After several hours you can imagine we have racked up quite a bill again. Please send in those donations or if you would like sponsor one of Diamonds In The Rough. If you would like to donate please contact us:) We greatly appriciate anything you can send or do to help:)


We want to send a special Thank You to Doug and Singy Williams. Sunday (5/22/11) they allowed us to purchase 137 bales of hay for $1 a bale. Thank you so much for helping our equines in need and for helping us to off set some of the expense. I also want to Thank all of the Volunteers who went to the Williams farm to load all of the hay. Brennan, Doug, Dani, Zac, Kit, we cannot do it with out you!

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 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

Anna Schriebl is amazing and we are so grateful for her contribution:)
I hope you all will take a lesson with Anna. She is so calm and easy with the horse and rider. No matter what your discipline of choose, she can teach you something new. We cannot say enough wonderful things about her and hope you will visit their web page at the bottom of this post to learn more about her.


Subject: 2011 Diamond in The Rough horse Rescue Benefit Clinics

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 9:02 AM

Good morning,

We’ve planned out the 2011 season for the Benefit Dressage Clinics for Diamonds in the Rough Rescue Horses. Hope you can join us & we thank you for your support!

Have you ever wanted to learn about dressage? Join us and learn in a relaxed atmosphere! Lessons are available to horses and riders of all levels, breeds and disciplines. Anna Schriebl, the instructor, trained in Germany for six years with a former instructor from the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and competed in dressage and show jumping in Germany and America. She also earned her German Bronze Riding Medal.

Lessons are $35 (tax deductible) and ALL proceeds go towards the Merry Oaks/Diamonds in the Rough rescue horses’ vet bills. The clinics will be held at Merry Oaks Stable in Windsor. Please call 876-3272 for more information.

Clinics are on the following dates:

18 June
16 July
10 September
12 November

Gold Guru

Dave Oliver of Gold Guru held a recent cash for gold party. From that event nearly $1,400 dollars was raised for Diamonds In The Rough. We really want to thank Dave for choosing our organization for the donation. With the funds we were able to pay down our rather large vet bill. Thank you again from our Diamonds and all of us:)