Get along little doggies (and kittens too!)

July 22, 2010

Come share in all kinds of animal fun at Reining By The Bay now through 25th at The Horse Park in Woodside. This year at the NRHA “A” rated event, top horses and riders will compete for over $100,000 in cash and prizes and you can come home with your very own prize of a loving new family member a dog or cat. This is the second year that Reining By The Bay has chosen the Peninsula Humane Societyas the charity partner of the event. Equestrian Life (the media partner of the event) will be providing live streaming video coverage of the Futurity, Non Pro Derby and Open Derby classes free of charge here. (And we can’t even get our Town to cover COWncil meetings!).

If you don’t already know, “reining” is a type of judged event which really shows the athletic ability of the horses as they are put through a program of precise patterns of circles, spins and stops. This “Western Dressage” as it is sometimes known, applies principles and technique to cadence, balance and carriage. The fundamental purpose of Dressage is to develop a horse’s natural athletic ability and willingness to perform, through standardized progressive training methods, thereby maximizing its potential as a riding horse.

What makes this spectacular event even more special is that it helps our furry friends to find homes. The Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA, will have dogs available on site for adoption. PHS/SPCA representatives will be available to talk about the pets and how COWs can either adopt and/or assist the organization in their ongoing efforts. The PHS which receives NO funding from the National Humane Society or the American SPCA. This year has been especially hard for PHS and other local nonprofits. Vital programs such as: free spay/neuter clinics every week for low-income communities, a cruelty investigation department, humane education programs like summer animal camp, free sheltering for pets belonging to domestic abuse victims and a therapy program which has our volunteers bringing their pets to hospitals and other health care facilities need your donations to continue, so please consider helping out.

Take the herd and get on down to the Horse Park and have yourself some fun at this very worth while event!

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