Give Me a Chance Farm helping horses | News
Arkadelphia, Ark. (KTHV) -- From time to time you'll see a news story involving an abused horse. Oftentimes the pictures of these poor animals are disgusting. While we see them taken off the property of abusive owners, for most of us we never hear what happens next. The hope is that these animals make it to Give me a Chance Farm.
Located a few miles east of Arkadelphia, Give Me a Chance is only two years old. Tom Cates and his wife had been horse owners at one time and had always loved them. They had been consistent supporters of the Humane Society. But when Tom fought of lung cancer and went on disability, he and his wife thought it a perfect time to start their own horse sanctuary. Two years ago, they found a beautiful piece of land and opened their farm. They have had tremendous success in turning these horses into amazing comeback stories. They put up horses for adoption after a stringent interview process, and they do it all on small, incremental donations.
This is where Judy Vandermeer and Nancy Slay enter the story. Judy runs Ravenswood Equestrian Center and Nancy runs the Hot Springs Equestrian Center. They are staging two benefit horse shows. One is this weekend at Ravenswood near Bismarck. The other is September 15th at the Hot Springs Equestrian Center. There are 25 classes for riders who are looking to improve their standing and technique. The entry fee is just $5, in hopes it will mean saving the life of a horse.
To enter or find out more: 501-865-3612