Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue in Westport is set to celebrate its 15th anniversary with an Open House and Building Dedication on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 11 am to 2 pm.
There will be farm tours, an opportunity to meet equine residents, kids’ activities, tack and custom clothing for sale, and raffles organized by volunteers.
Essex County Equi-Riders 4H Club will have an information table. Papa Duke’s Barbeque will be serving food and Farmers Cove Creamery has created special ice cream flavors for the event. Herman Moose Real-Country 97.9 will be broadcasting live.
A ceremony to dedicate the Sally E. Morehouse Memorial Rehabilitation and Training Center will be held at 1 pm. The Center is named for a long-time friend of the rescue who passed away in 2016. The 65 x 80 foot indoor arena is the new home to the Equi-Riders 4H Club and enables the rescue to rehabilitate horses and offer education and outreach programs in all seasons.
Sally, who was paralyzed at age 20 in a car accident, first visited the rescue for equine-assisted therapy. Working with horses required an animal that understood the vulnerabilities of being in a wheel chair. Buck, one of the rescue horses immediately responded to Sally and the two became friends. Sally made the drive to Westport from Albany for many years to spend time with Buck. When Nancy Van Wie and Ed Mrozik, the rescue’s co-founders, learned of Sally’s passing they embarked on a capital campaign to memorialize their friend, with support from Sally’s friends and family.
Founded in 2003, Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, Inc. is a humanitarian and educational non-profit organization for equine rescue and rehabilitation.
Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue is located at 7556 State Route 9N in Westport, NY.
Contact Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, Inc. at (518) 962-8512 or [email protected] For more information visit their website.
Photo courtesy Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue.