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Horse1PRANCE is hosting a February 3 fundraiser in hopes of raising money to purchase new winter blankets for their horses.

Hub Staff

PRANCE (Pegasus Riding Association Nurturing Challenged Equestrians) is putting the 'Fun' in fundraising with an event on Saturday, February 3 at their facility located off Highway 21 just north of Port Elgin.

Set to run from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., PRANCE Board President Louise Martin said the event is to raise money for new winter blankets for their 12 horses. “We're trying to make $1,200,” she said. “The horses really need new blankets. Other years they didn't always have to have a blanket on but this year's been really cold.”

Martin said the blankets can last up to seven or eight years “depending on how hard the horse is on it and how cold the weather is.”

The afternoon event is by donation and Martin said there will be a variety of fun activities for the whole family including horse drawn sleigh rides, inside pony rides, snow soccer, snow paint and, if conditions are favourable, a snow man contest. Guests will also be able to meet the horses and have a tour of the facility.

Chilli and hot chocolate will be served and Martin said there will also be a campfire to gather around where Saugeen First Nation Elder Shirley John will be story telling from 1:30 to 2 p.m.

For more information contact PRANCE at prance@bmts.com or 519-832-2522 “or just come out and have fun,” said Martin.

PrancePRANCE is located on Highway 21 just north of Port Elgin.

BuildingsHorse2Horse3Sleigh rides, pony rides and tours of the PRANCE facility are some of the activities planned.