2nd Makes Thru Starting Gates

$8,518 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 94 people in 28 months

11621515_1464361891.0699_funddescriptionLaine Ashker
Ambassador for TAA

11621515_1464361777.6132_funddescription"Call Him Paddy" jump schooling 5 months off the track!!!!!

11621515_1464361667.5833_funddescriptionPrimitivo Training level @ Millbrook HTs 2015
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11621515_1464313684.9408_funddescriptionValerie and Primitivo aka Tevo are in the midst of their cross country journey that will take approximately 5 months!  Joining her on her 17 year old retired OTTB Solar Express is Peter Friedman!  Both riders will be followed by Valerie's 28' Gore LQ horse trailer driven by Willy Gass.  Food, water, supplies and paddock panels are contained in the trailer to make sure horses and riders are comfortable.   They are leaving from the Northern California Crow's Ear Farm and their trek will end in Virginia. Please keep up with their progress via Valerie's  2nd Makes Thru Starting Gates AND website: www.crowsearfarm.net

Valerie is riding across the country to bring awareness to the second careers of Off The Track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs).   Her goal is to raise social awareness of their strength,  stamina,  courage and versatility after their racing career.
Valeries' daughter Laine  Ashker is one of our country's leading Event riders and she owes it ALL to the quality OTTBS  Valerie extracted from the local racetracks.  "We owe EVERYTHING to this breed.  They have given us world class status and put our names on the event world map.  No other breed can give more from the tank when the cards say you need it.  HEART.  That alone separates this breed far from the others".
By buying a prospect from your local track AND being fortunate to have a  capable trainer to help with your horses' "make-over", you gain an incredible athlete and spare one more from the auctions that really mean kill -pens.   Valerie and Laine are Ambassadors of TAA 
(Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance) and are foremost in the world of taking the most OTTBS from the racetracks to Rolex CCI**** International Events. 

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Valerie appreciates EVERY donation and knows that every dollar helps! We encourage you to donate, no matter how small the amount.

The money will go towards gas in the horse trailer (travels with Valerie for carrying supplies), food, supplies that have not been sponsored and other expenses associated with the trip. After our journey's close and  expenses have been paid,  all the extra funds will be donated to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
THANK YOU.
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Dixie Lee Hodges
23 months ago

You Rock Valerie ! So many OTTB end up in horrific situations . Thank you for fighting for them and being their voice and offering solutions for them and educating others about their plight and opening up awareness and compassion for them

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$8,518 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 94 people in 28 months
Created May 23, 2016
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$20
Dixie Lee Hodges
22 months ago

Thank you for bringing attention to the plight of race horses once they leave the track and thank you for all you do for them. Even one race horse saved from slaughter or neglect is very meaningful. May the horse always be with you !

CG
$25
Carol Gribble
22 months ago

Let's keep Huey and Bella flea free.

KM
$100
Karen McCollom
23 months ago

Following your astounding progress amid trials, tribulations, highs and lows - an incredible journey for sure...all 4 of you amaze me every day! Contributing in honor of my beloved OTTB Sam ( Reggae Revolution) - a special boy who survived when he should not have and has never lost his cheerful spirit or his enduring TB heart.

KS
$375
Katherine Scovil
23 months ago

Heal quickly Valerie! You're SO close! What an adventure you and your horses have had...

GO
$100
Gilda Ortiz
23 months ago

I know nothing can stop you, this will only make the triumph so much sweeter.

LM
$100
Leo Muñoz
23 months ago

We always knew you would make it but still I am amazed and inspired by your commitment and perseverance.

KH
$25
Kirsten Hiles
23 months ago

Love your cause and determination!!

TG
$50
Terri Ganow
23 months ago

Redeeming humanity one mile at a time! Thank you!!! ❤️

Dixie Lee Hodges
23 months ago

You Rock Valerie ! So many OTTB end up in horrific situations . Thank you for fighting for them and being their voice and offering solutions for them and educating others about their plight and opening up awareness and compassion for them

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