sophie everlyFriends Everly Pinnegar (centre) and Sophie Dicks took a horse drawn sleigh ride guided by Diva the horse and Mike B at a PRANCE (Pegasus Riding Association Nurturing Challenged Equestrians) fundraiser February 3. The by-donation event was in support of new winter blankets for the 12 horses who reside at the equine facility.

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The cost of 12 new winter blankets for the horses of PRANCE (Pegasus Riding Association Nurturing Challenged Equestrians) was quickly raised February 3 when PRANCE opened up the barn doors and welcomed the community for a family friendly experience.

Louise Martin, Board President of PRANCE said the day of activities, which featured horse drawn sleigh rides, horseback rides, storytelling, and complimentary chilli and cocoa raised well beyond the $1,200 that PRANCE was hoping to raise.

The blankets can last seven to eight years and were needed this year because of the freezing temperatures that have been consistent during the season, as well as to warm-up horses that are new to PRANCE. Over 100 people attended the event which delighted Martin as she worried that the sudden snowfall overnight would hinder attendance.

Sienna, a Canadian Draft horse cross, enjoyed some time outdoors and welcomed all who attended by showing off her stylish new blanket, paid for by the day’s donations.

barnOver 100 people attended the fundraiser at PRANCE getting to know the 12 horses who call the facility home.

siennaSienna, a Canadian Draft horse cross, fashioned her new winter blanket at the PRANCE fundraiser.

shirley johnSaugeen First Nation Elder and Storyteller Shirley John captured the attention of those in attendance with the beat of her drum during the fundraiser February 3.

sleighCarriage rides were a popular attraction at the PRANCE fundraising event February 3.

emilyLed by Terri-Lynn Thede, Emily Scott enjoyed a ride on Tippy February 3 at PRANCE.

daveDave Sousa and daughter Charlotte take their turn on the sleigh.

Taking a break from the snow were horse guide Ann Marie Johnston and Ashley Scott who rode Bailey during the PRANCE fundraiser February 3.