Not sure if you heard but our trainers barn, Spruce Hill Farm in Windham, ME" burnt down last week with all our horses, tack and dreams in the middle of the night - freak accident that they think a chipmunk chewed through a wire in the rafters that set off the fire. The only solace we have been able to give all our kids is that the vet said all the horses in the barn died of smoke inhalation in their sleep and were not burned to death and it all happened before anyone knew the barn was on fire at 4:30 am. This has obviously devastated us all since they were all a big part of our family not just mere animals to us. Below are some clips of the fire and news stories.
WGME 13 News Story Detail
8 Horses Die In Windham Barn Fire - Most Popular News Story - WMTW Portland
Everyone has always been so generous with the Maine Youths in the past and this barn held 75% of Maine's 2008 American Quarter Horse Congress Team in it. The kids are in need of everything from work boots, work/show saddles, work bridles, bits - just everything they owned and loved. If you can offer the kids anything on the tack side used or new, whether it's 1 work book, 1 bell boot, a used ripped old horse blanket, they would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you again and the kids appreciate you and your family so ever much.
We are also selling raffle tickets and setting up a concert fundraiser for them. Raffle tickets are available to all. If you'd like more information about this and the raffle items, please do not hesitate to contact me at Moxiesbling@Maine.rr.com. Raffle tickets can be purchased through www.Paypal.com to firstname.lastname@example.org they are $5 each or 5 for $20. The digital raffle with explanations is listed below. Prizes are ipod nano, Nintendo ds, Hannafords GC, John Deere Pedal Tractor, concert tickets, plus many more coming in every day.