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Old Friends “Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby” Unveils “The Danthebluegrassman”

Jockey Chris and his wife Shelby Landeros. Photo © Equisport Photography.

The 8th Annual Maggie Mae Designs® Old Friends-sponsored online fashion auction, “Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby”, has opened bidding on the final hat in the 2017 series.

The Derby-style chapeau currently up for bid honors one-time Derby contender Danthebluegrassman.

Bidding in this online auction will be available through April 11, 2017, 8:00 pm (EST). To bid, CLICK HERE.

This unique fundraiser features one-of-a-kind couture hats created by Maggie Mae Designs®, the sale of which benefits Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility based in Georgetown, KY.

To date, this annual online fashion auction has raised over $30,000 for Old Friends.

Kentucky-bred Danthebluegrassman captured the 2001 Gold Rush Stakes as a two-year-old and then the 2002 Golden Gate Derby, which made him a top contender for the 2002 Kentucky Derby. But injury kept him from starting on the First Saturday in May in the race that was won by his stablemate, War Emblem. Dan continued to race, but by 2008 had fallen down the claiming ranks. Thanks to several fans and supporters, the chestnut son of Pioneering was claimed and retired to Old Friends.

The custom-crafted chapeau honoring this athlete makes use of owner Mike Pegram’s bright racing silks of bold red and yellow. The hat features a champagne silk foundation highlighted by wispy layers of bright tulle. The centerpiece is a large red rose placed along the crown. The flower is framed with a medley of yellow organza leaves, each of which is delicately top stitched in red for added detailing.

As with all of the Maggie Mae Designs®, the “Danthebluegrassman” hat is stunning from every angle with no detail left untouched.

Special thanks to our models Krystal and Jon Court and their daughter, Aubrey, and Shelby and Chris Landeros. Thanks also to Lexington-based boutique Bella Rose for furnishing Krystal and Shelby’s lovely dresses!

To see more photos and read more about the hat’s design, CLICK HERE.

Old Friends, Inc. 1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY 40324
502-863-1775 www.oldfriendsequine.org   michael@oldfriendsequine.org

Old Friends at Cabin Creek   483 Sandhill Rd., Greenfield Center, NY 12833
518-698-2377   www.oldfriendsatcabincreek.com   cabincreek4@hotmail.com

Old Friends Museum Membership Exchange

GEORGETOWN, KY – March 27, 2017 – On April 1, 2017, Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, will enter into a membership share campaign with the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, KY and The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY.

With this unique trade, paid members of both museums will earn free tour admission to Old Friends using their membership cards, and Old Friends members will earn free general admission to both museums.

For this campaign visitors to each venue must have their membership card available.  The promotion is for general museum admission only or one of the daily tours offered at Old Friends (reservations are required).  The promotion is valid until December 31, 2017.

Old Friends is a non-profit organization that cares for more than 170 retired Thoroughbreds. Visitors to the farm take a 90-minute, up-close-and-personal walking tour to meet such luminaries of the turf as Kentucky Derby winners Silver Charm and War Emblem, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Alphabet Soup, and Belmont Stakes winners Sarava and Touch Gold, among others.

Tours are offered three times daily and can be booked online at www.oldfriendsequine.org. Membership applications are also available via the Old Friends website, or by calling (502) 863-1775. Members receive a free gift, free Old Friends tour admission, and discounted tickets to the annual “Homecoming” event in May.

“This is an incredible opportunity for not just racing fans but all visitors to the Bluegrass,” said Old Friends President and founder, Michael Blowen. “We have always considered Old Friends to be a ‘living history’ museum, showcasing our champions and racehorse aftercare, so working with the Hall of Fame and the Kentucky Derby Museum was just such a natural partnership.”

The Kentucky Derby Museum is located at 704 Central Avenue in Louisville, KY, right next to Churchill Downs Racetrack. The museum is one of the premiere attractions in the region, celebrating the tradition and history of the Kentucky Derby. In addition to its two floors of family-friendly, interactive exhibits, the museum also offers 30-minute historic walking tours of Churchill Downs Racetrack, “The Great Race”, an 18-minute movie that puts you right into the heart of Derby day, as well as a gift shop, and Derby Café.

The Kentucky Derby Museum offers several options for membership, each of which aid the 501 (c) (3) non-profit to promote the museum’s mission. Member perks include complimentary guest passes, Churchill Downs seating options, discounts in the Derby Café and Gift Shop, invitations to exhibit openings as well as Membership Mornings — informative and entertaining presentations and events–and much more.

For more information on membership, contact Carla Grego, (502) 992-5905, cgrego@derbymuseum.org, or visit the website at DerbyMuseum.org.

“We are excited to be a part of this great partnership,” said Patrick Armstrong, Kentucky Derby Museum President and CEO. “Members will receive three unique experiences, all celebrating the history and impact of the Thoroughbred racing industry. We look forward to welcoming the members of Old Friends and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame to take in all we offer at the Kentucky Derby Museum.”

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is located at 191 Union Ave. in Saratoga Springs, NY, right across from the historic Saratoga Race Course. The museum fosters education and understanding of Thoroughbred racing by providing public access to equine art, artifacts, memorabilia, film, video, books, and historical archives. In addition, the museum is the Official National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame honoring horses, trainers, jockeys, and Pillars of the Turf.

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame also offers numerous membership options, from Individuals to Benefactor. Members actively play a part in preserving the history and legends of racing while receiving access to special members-only events, quarterly newsletters, and tour and gift-shop discounts.

For more information on membership, call (518) 584-0400, ext. 109, email nmrmembers@racingmuseum.net, or visit the website at www.racingmuseum.org.

“The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is pleased to work with Old Friends and the Kentucky Derby Museum on this reciprocal membership program,” said Brien Bouyea, Director of Communications for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. “It will be wonderful for museum members to have the opportunity to visit all venues as part of their membership perks. This is a win-win for everyone when great organizations work together like this.”

Old Friends is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that cares for more than 170 retired racehorses. Its Dream Chase Farm, located in Georgetown, KY, is open to tourists daily by appointment. Old Friends also has a satellite facility in Greenfield Center, New York, Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division, which is also open to visitors. For more information on tours or to make a donation, contact the main farm at (502) 863-1775 or see their website at www.oldfriendsequine.org.

MEDIA CONTACT: Cynthia Grisolia, (502) 863-1775, cindy@oldfriendsequine.org; Brien Bouyea, (518) 584-0400, ext.133, nmrmedia@racingmuseum.net; or Carla Grego, (502) 992-5905, cgrego@derbymuseum.org

Old Friends: Spring Happenings

The Old Friends Vacation Cottage (Photo © Laura Battles)

Big News: The Old Friends Vacation Cottage Opens March 25

This tastefully decorated colonial is the perfect home base for exploring Lexington and surrounding area attractions, from shopping and dining to a day at Keeneland or a visit to the Kentucky Horse Park.  It’s also a perfect respite for quiet relaxation.

The two-story house sits on five private acres on the perimeter of Old Friends farm. While your evenings can be spent in the cozy Silver Charm suite — a room celebrating just one of our retired Kentucky Derby winners — your day can include a tour around the farm to meet pensioned racing champions, and your staff will help benefit the horses.

Amenities include four bedrooms, three full baths, a fully equipped kitchen, plus a spacious living room and dining area.  It is suitable for up to eight people.

For photos, rates, and additional information, CLICK HERE. Call about our special rates for the Keeneland meet and Derby week: (502) 863-1775.

Summer Tour Schedule Is Back

Beginning March 15, Old Friends returns to its summer schedule of three (3) tours daily: 10 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Come visit all of our horses this season, including Derby winners Silver Charm and War Emblem, and new retirees Sun King and Ide.

To book your 90-minute guided walking tour, CLICK HERE and use the BOOK A TOUR button.  Adults: $10; children 6-12 years old: $5; and children under 5 years old are free (please note rate change).

Old Friends, Inc. 1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY 40324
502-863-1775 www.oldfriendsequine.org   michael@oldfriendsequine.org

Old Friends at Cabin Creek   483 Sandhill Rd., Greenfield Center, NY 12833
518-698-2377   www.oldfriendsatcabincreek.com   cabincreek4@hotmail.com

Charismatic Obituary

Charismatic at Old Friends (Photo: Laura Battles)

From Michael:

Sometimes the gods are just plain cruel. After more than a decade of working with the Japanese Bloodstock Breeders Association planning for the day when Charismatic could return to his fans in America, the dream finally came true. Last October, when Kaori Matsuda emailed me that Charismatic could retire to Old Friends, it was one of the greatest moments of my life. Then, when he arrived in December, he was as kind and beautiful and majestic as you could ever imagine. When D. Wayne Lukas arrived the next morning, he concurred. Life just never gets better than those infrequent moments when fantasies become reality.

And then, it all ended with a pre-dawn knock on the door and Tammy screaming, “Charismatic’s dead.” It ended as quickly as the snap of Charismatic’s pelvis. We are left, of course, with memories that only he could have so generously left us. His proud brown eyes. His flashy chestnut coat and four white socks, and a self-assurance that only comes with winning the biggest races on the biggest stages. As Lukas has often said, “You’d better dwell on the positives or the negatives will eat you alive.” I’m sure he gave the same advice to Charismatic.

Kentucky Derby Winner Charismatic Dies from Pelvic Fracture

GEORGETOWN, KY – FEBRUARY 21, 2017- Charismatic, 1999 dual classic winner and Horse of the Year, died suddenly at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement in Georgetown, KY on February 19, 2017.

“A necropsy performed at the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory revealed that Charismatic suffered a severe catastrophic fracture of his pelvis that resulted in fatal bleeding. Pelvic fractures will in some cases also lacerate the large arteries of the pelvis and cause severe internal bleeding. Fatal pelvic fractures are uncommon and usually unforeseeable. It is not possible to know exactly how the injury happened or any factors that may have led to its occurrence.”

–Bryan M. Waldridge, DVM, MS
Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine Practice)
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal)

–Rhodes P. Bell, DVM, MS
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Large Animal)

Staff members and volunteers at Old Friends are extremely grateful for the heartfelt condolences and kind words we have received.  Charismatic’s beauty and gentle spirit will remain in our hearts forever.

Old Friends is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that cares for more than 165 retired racehorses. Its Dream Chase Farm, located in Georgetown, KY, is open to tourists daily by appointment. Old Friends also has a satellite facility in Greenfield Center, New York, Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division, which is also open to visitors. For more information on tours or to make a donation, contact the main farm at (502) 863-1775 or see their website at www.oldfriendsequine.org.

MEDIA CONTACT: Cynthia Grisolia, (347) 423-7322, cindy@oldfriendsequine.org; Michael Blowen, (502) 863-1775, michael@oldfriendsequine.org

Horse of the Year Charismatic Dead at 20

Photo: Shigeki Yusa.

Dual Classic Winner Charismatic Dies Suddenly

GEORGETOWN, KY – FEBRUARY 19, 2017 – Dual classic winner and 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic has died.

The 20-year-old stallion, who returned to the United States from the JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan on December 4, 2016, was pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY.

The announcement of his sudden passing was made this afternoon by Old Friends president Michael Blowen.

The stallion was discovered early this morning. Attending veterinarian Dr. Bryan Waldridge was immediately called to the scene, but the cause of death is unknown. The results of a full necropsy are pending.

“Right now, everyone is pretty much inconsolable,” said Blowen. “Last night, at 6:30, he was fine. He was a really tough horse and he deserved a much longer retirement. But none of us, unfortunately, has a magic wand. Everyone at Old Friends takes solace from the few great months that this great Champion gave us.”

Bred by Kentucky by Parrish Hill Farm and William Farish, and trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, Charismatic (Summer Squall-Bali Babe, by Drone) won, at long odds, the 1999 Kentucky Derby after vying in claiming races just a few months earlier. He went on to capture the Preakness Stakes and found himself an unlikely Triple Crown contender.

But in the Belmont Stakes the chestnut colt suffered multiple fractures in his left front leg just a few strides before the wire. It was only through the heroic efforts of jockey Chris Antley — who quickly dismounted and held up Charismatic’s injured left front leg off the ground — that the injuries were career ending and not life ending.

Charismatic earned that year’s Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old colt, as well as Horse of the Year honors, and retired with five wins from 17 starts and earnings of $2,038,064. He entered stud at Lane’s End in 2000 and stood there for three seasons before relocating to Japan in 2002.

Old Friends is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that cares for more than 165 retired racehorses. Its Dream Chase Farm, located in Georgetown, KY, is open to tourists daily by appointment. Old Friends also has a satellite facility in Greenfield Center, New York, Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division, which is also open to visitors. For more information on tours or to make a donation, contact the main farm at (502) 863-1775 or see their website at www.oldfriendsequine.org.

MEDIA CONTACT: Cynthia Grisolia, (347) 423-7322, cindy@oldfriendsequine.org; Michael Blowen, (502) 863-1775, michael@oldfriendsequine.org

In Memory of Bill Mooney

Michael Blowen, right, and journalist Bill Mooney. Bill had donated his Eclipse Award to Old Friends. (Photo by Rick Capone)

From Michael Blowen:

On Saturday, January 28, we lost a dear friend. Bill Mooney was an award-winning turf writer, a historian, and, as many of you will remember, Old Friends’ official eulogist, helping us honor our deceased horses each May.

He passed away at his home in Lexington after a devastating two-year battle with cancer. He was 69.

Bill’s caregivers from Hospice of the Bluegrass were kind enough to call me at 3:48 a.m. on Saturday to let me know that Bill had died. I only mention it because it was 3:48 and not 3:47 or 3:46. To Bill, as professional journalist, accuracy was his god. In his world, there is no such thing as an alternative fact. And facts meant more to Bill than anything else.

Like so many other fortunate people, Bill considered me a friend. Even so, when he was writing his Eclipse Award-winning story on the death of the great champion Precisionist, he called to correct me on some of the misinformation I provided him. Again, accuracy above all else.

At Old Friends, Bill was our official eulogist every Memorial Day. His evocation of each individual Thoroughbred was concise, unique and, well, memorable. We are naming a street at the farm Mooney’s Place, which will intersect with our other road, Byars’ Way.

During his final weeks Bill was well cared for by his hospice caretakers and by Mark and Mary Simon, in particular. Mary made certain that Bill’s soup was just the right temperature and Mark kept him informed about the latest news in racing. All of Bill’s friends are well-advised to read the wonderful tributes to Bill at both The Paulick Report and Blood-horse. Just to make certain that there were no errors in his obituary, Bill wrote it himself.

This year, Mary Simon, at Bill’s request, will deliver the Old Friends eulogies. That was his request. I’m certain Mary will do a great job because Bill’s spirit will be looking over her shoulder and, should she slip up, make all the necessary corrections.

Personally, I will miss Bill a lot. But, more importantly, the athletes and everyone else connected to racing will miss his irreplaceable voice for all that is good in the sport he loved.

As always, thanks for all of your continued support. Come visit the horses when you can. We look forward to seeing you.

Old Friends, Inc. 1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY 40324
502-863-1775 www.oldfriendsequine.org   michael@oldfriendsequine.org

Old Friends at Cabin Creek   483 Sandhill Rd., Greenfield Center, NY 12833
518-698-2377   www.oldfriendsatcabincreek.com   cabincreek4@hotmail.com

Glacial Princess Finds Final Resting Place at Old Friends

Glacial Princess heads to the starting gate (Photo courtesy of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners)

GEORGETOWN, KY – JANUARY 19, 2017 – On Saturday January 21, the remains of two-time Ohio Horse of the Year Glacial Princess will be transferred from Beulah Park in Grove City, OH to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY.

A multiple stakes winner, the Ohio-bred Glacial Princess broke down during the Ballerina Stakes in 1987 at the Ohio oval and was euthanized. The then 6-year-old mare was buried in the infield and a memorial was placed at the grave site.

But Beulah Park closed in 2014, and since then the property has been sold and redevelopment is scheduled. The redevelopment plan spurred Elyria-based racehorse owner Ryan Brady to lead efforts to relocate the popular race mare.

“It was really important to find a dignified resting place for Glacial Princess,” Brady told thisweeknews.com. “I couldn’t stand the thought of her grave being paved over by a parking lot or a new building.

“I never got to see her race, but growing up in Ohio, I knew her history,” added Brady, “and I thought this is just the right thing to do.”

Brady worked with new the property owner to arrange the relocation, and also consulted West Coast-based Charlotte Farmer, who led a similar effort to move the remains of ’40s champion Noor from California to Old Friends’ Farm in Georgetown in 2014.

A non-profit organization, Old Friends is home to over 100 retired Thoroughbreds, including such champions of the turf as Kentucky Derby winners Silver Charm, War Emblem, and Charismatic.

Deanna Grimstead, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Ohio State University, will lead the exhumation on January 21 beginning at 8 a.m., which will not be open to the public for safety reasons.

Glacial Princess’s remains will then be driven to Georgetown, KY on Sunday, January 22 and be reburied at Old Friends. She will be placed in a paddock that is now also the final resting place for Hall of Fame champions Noor and Skip Away, and the gravestone for ’30s-era champion Springsteel.

Glacial Princess’s gravestone will be donated to Old Friends by her former owner, Dr. John Graver, and placed at a later date.

Glacial Princess, by Brent’s Prince out of the Nearctic mare Gay North, won 27 of her 52 lifetime starts. She broke her maiden in her first start at Thistledown near Cleveland, and had a nine-race win streak, four of them stakes, during her three- and four-year-old campaigns. Career victories included the Cuyahoga Lassie Handicap, the Lottery Winner Stakes, dual runnings of the IMP Stakes, and the Diana Stakes, among many others. Her career earnings totaled over $542,000.

Glacial Princess was named Ohio Horse of the Year in 1985 and 1986.

Beulah Park hosted the Glacial Princess Stakes until the track closed. The race is now held at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course.

“She was great horse,” said Graver. “The mare had such a determination–I don’t think she was ever behind at the half-mile pole. And she ran against the boys as much as the girls. They called her the Iron Lady.

“I’ve never had another like her and probably won’t again,” added Graver.

“She was a champion, the pride of Ohio, and we are proud to be able to offer her fans a place to come and honor her,” said Old Friends’ President Michael Blowen. “It’s important to keep such history alive,” Blowen added. “Glacial Princess brought so much to the sport of racing and she should be remembered as one of the greats.

Old Friends is open to the public by appointment. For more information, reservations, and tour times, contact the farm at (502) 863-1775.

Old Friends is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that cares for more than 170 retired racehorses. Its Dream Chase Farm, located in Georgetown, KY, is open to tourists daily by appointment. Old Friends also has a satellite facility in Greenfield Center, New York, Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division, which is also open to visitors. For more information on tours or to make a donation, contact the main farm at (502) 863-1775 or see their website at www.oldfriendsequine.org.

MEDIA CONTACT: Cynthia Grisolia, (347) 423-7322, cindy@oldfriendsequine.org; Michael Blowen, (502) 863-1775, michael@oldfriendsequine.org

8th Annual “Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby” Kicks Off with “The Alphabet Soup” Chapeau

Old Friends retiree Alphabet Soup poses with Krystal Court.

For the eighth consecutive year, MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® and Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement are teaming up for an unparalleled shopping experience: “Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby”.

This unique fundraiser features an online auction of one-of-a-kind couture hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®, with the 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Old Friends.

The first hat up for bid in our auction series, which kicked off January 1st, honors Old Friends retiree Alphabet Soup, winner of the 1996 Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Bidding in this online auction will be available through January 11, 8:00 pm (EST). To bid, CLICK HERE.

Sally Faith Steinmann, who owns the Massachusetts-based Maggie Mae Designs®, will donate four magnificent millinery creations in 2017 to raise funds for Old Friends, the 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that cares for over 165 retired racehorses.  Each hat is inspired by one of the retirees at Old Friends, and will be auctioned the first of each month through April 1st, 2017. Each will be ready to wear at this year’s Run for the Roses.

To date, Steinmann has raised over $26,000 for Old Friends.

ABOUT THE HAT

A very special hat was needed to honor this charming retiree. The resulting design reflects Alphabet Soup’s pearl-white coat, his familiar racing silk colors of orange-red and sage green, and his proud spirit and athleticism.

The foundation of the heat features a curved, wide-brim created out of pearl-white dupioni silk. A fancy grey braiding was hand stitched to the under brim to reflect the stallion’s darker mane and tail when he was a colt.

Yards of shimmering white and grey tulle were swirled together and layered around the crown to provide a wispy bed for a cluster of roses, each made with alternating layers of red China silk and silk organza. The rose clusters are framed with a medley of tarragon-green organza leaves. And for the finishing touch, a large pewter pebble button adorns the back seam.

The finished “Alphabet Soup” hat design measures over 23 inches across inclusive of the tulle.

Old Friends, Inc. 1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY 40324
502-863-1775 www.oldfriendsequine.org   michael@oldfriendsequine.org

Old Friends at Cabin Creek   483 Sandhill Rd., Greenfield Center, NY 12833
518-698-2377   www.oldfriendsatcabincreek.com   cabincreek4@hotmail.com

Old Friends Holiday Charity Challenge

2002 Kentucky Derby Winner War Emblem. © Laura Battles.

The Crowd Rise Holiday Challenge *Final Week*

Great news: We have reached 77 percent of our goal on the Crowd Rise Holiday Charity Challenge. Our deepest thanks to all who have supported the cause.

You can still donate to our hay drive — the Challenge Tower stays live until January 5th. Help us reach our final goal by visiting this link.

We have 165 retirees — including three Kentucky Derby winners! That’s a lot of mouths to feed, and winter is our hardest time. It might be lovely weather for a sleigh ride together but it’s tough on horses braving the elements. They need a constant food source to stay warm, and your tax-deductible donation can keep our retired athletes carbo loading until April showers bring May flowers.

Old Friends, Inc. 1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY 40324
502-863-1775 www.oldfriendsequine.org   michael@oldfriendsequine.org

Happy Holidays from Old Friends

Charismatic © Laura Battles.

From Michael Blowen:

Sincere thanks to everyone who has ever stepped foot on the farm, sent us a kind letter or donated a dollar to Old Friends. Thanks to everyone who works here and our irreplaceable tour guides. But mostly, thanks to our great retirees. From Charismatic to I’m Charismatic and Afternoon Deelites to Popcorn Deelites, we are so grateful to wake up every morning and see these great retirees enjoying themselves. As we enter our 14th year, we’ve been able to secure more acreage to provide a quality retirement to more of our deserving athletes. Selfishly, on the cusp of my 70th birthday, I’m extremely happy and gratified that you’ve allowed me to have the most fulfilling retirement in the world. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and to all a good night.

GoodGiving Challenge

The GoodGiving Guide Challenge is an online giving campaign designed to engage the entire community and to make charitable giving easy and fun. Now in its sixth year, the Challenge is a partnership between Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing. The 2015 GoodGiving Guide Challenge raised over $1.3 million for outstanding nonprofits in Central and Eastern Kentucky. Please consider a donation to Old Friends via this amazing annual campaign. Many many thanks as always to our supporters!  CLICK HERE TO DONATE.

The Old Friends Twelve Days of Christmas Wish List

On the 12th day of Christmas my true fans gave to me
12 post-it pads
11 rolls of Vet-Wrap
10 reams of paper
Nine bubble mailers
Eight horse-size fly masks
Seven Quest Plus DeWormers
Six rolls of shipping tape
Five baaaaales of hay
Four books of stamps
Three gift cards
Two toner cartridges
And a horse blanket under the tree

Click here for the entire list with easy shopping info.

Happy Holidays Everyone, and thanks for your continued support.

Old Friends, Inc. 1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY 40324
502-863-1775 www.oldfriendsequine.org   michael@oldfriendsequine.org

Old Friends at Cabin Creek   483 Sandhill Rd., Greenfield Center, NY 12833
518-698-2377   www.oldfriendsatcabincreek.com   cabincreek4@hotmail.com