Authentic! That word perfectly describes the old-time atmosphere during the Wild West Casino Night at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society, resplendent in their gorgeous 1880s costumes along with their equally stylish gentlemen friends, organized the event to raise funds for three local horse rescue organizations, including ResQue Ranch.
A non-profit equine rescue and rehabilitation center, ResQue Ranch provides shelter, food, physical therapy, socialization, training, and adoption opportunities for rescued and rehabilitated horses, all of whom otherwise remain at great risk of ending up in the slaughter pipeline. When ready, these horses will be offered for adoption to eligible, permanent, and caring forever homes.
Carol Shuttleworth, of California Equestrian Properties, volunteered to help man the table for ResQue Ranch and accept donations on their behalf. “I believe strongly in the work they do and am happy to give of my time to help raise awareness. As an active horsewoman, my heart aches for these horses in need of so much.”
ResQue Ranch founder, Phil Pace, donated one Backyard BBQ to the live auction and then spontaneously tossed in two more to further help raise funds for the three horse rescues.