Blind Horse, Las Vegas WE Show!

$3,500 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 41 people in 56 months
Julie Alonzo  EUGENE, OR
I first met Endo and his owner/trainer Morgan in December of 2013, when they participated in an Introduction to Working Equitation clinic. I had been admiring them as they warmed up in the crowded arena and was shocked to realize that this confident Appaloosa whose flying lead changes had caught my attention from afar was completely blind (both eyes were surgically removed two years ago, out of medical necessity).

In the months since that initial clinic, Endo and Morgan have participated in several other events, including thrilling the crowds as they performed a Working Equitation exhibition at the Northwest Horse Expo in the spring of 2014.

This fund-raising campaign has as its primary goal raising money to enable Morgan to bring Endo to the Las Vegas Andalusian World Cup Working Equitation Competition September 25-27, 2014, along with a secondary goal of raising enough money to enable the pair to partiicpate in the five-day intensive seminar on Working Equitation with Portuguese master clinicians Jorge de Sousa and Dr. Claudia Elsner Matos, September 3-7th.

All the money will go directly to Morgan, to enable her to pay for her show fees, transportation costs, vet costs (Coggin's and Health Certificate required for inter-state travel with a horse), and (if enough money is raised), to offset the fees to participate in the Rider's Clinic and audit the Judge Seminar at the start of September.

The Las Vegas Andalusian World Cup will be broadcast online, and we expect several hundred thousand viewers, world-wide for the event. Help Morgan and Endo show the world how love and trust between horse and rider can overcome what many would believe to be insurmountable obstacles!

Entries to the Las Vegas competition are limited, and event organizers expect the classes to fill. The first $800 in donations will enable Morgan to secure their spot in the event. Please "share" this link with others who may be willing to help.
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Update 13
Posted by Julie Alonzo
45 months ago
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To all who helped Morgan and Endo get to Las Vegas last year, please consider donating to the 2015 campaign!

You can find the link to this year's fund-raising campaign at:

https://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard/ku6spc
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Update 12
Posted by Julie Alonzo
52 months ago
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Again, I want to thank all who donated to help make it possible for Endo and Morgan to not only come compete at the 2014 AndalusianWorld Cup Working Equitation competition, but also to train with two Portuguese experts in the discipline (Nuno Matos in July and Jorge de Sousa in September).

I'm glad that so many of you were able to watch, either in person or via the live video streaming ~ I've received a lot of emails from people who say that watching the two of them perform was the highlight of the show. (and I have to agree that my heart fairly burst with respect for Morgan as I watched them go).

We're going to take a few months' break and then I'll activate another campaign to raise funds for their 2015 Working Equitation activities. I'm hoping that Morgan will be willing to participate at the Northwest Horse Expo again this spring, and that she will once again set her sights on the bright lights of Las Vegas for next summer.

Again, thank you to ALL of you who helped make this dream possible. You make me proud!
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Update 11
Posted by Julie Alonzo
52 months ago
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Morgan and Endo inspired so many this past weekend at the Working Equitation competition in Las Vegas! Their teamwork is truly beautiful. Thank you, again, to all of you who made it possible for them to make the trek across the country to compete. Let's plan on sending them again in 2015!

http://www.photosbylm.com/p848088111/ea73e45b
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Update 10
Posted by Julie Alonzo
52 months ago
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Morgan and Endo are up next in dressage. AndalusianWorld.com video!
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Raised by 41 people in 56 months
Created June 7, 2014
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JA
$500
Julie Alonzo
52 months ago (Offline Donation)
$40
Athene Von Hirschberg
52 months ago
CH
$50
Caitlin Day Huntress
52 months ago

Have Fun!!!

$25
Anonymous
52 months ago
$100
Anonymous
52 months ago
SB
$50
Sarah Budde
52 months ago

Nice job. Good luck and have fun in Vegas!

SK
$20
Sarah Kress
52 months ago

Congratulations on a well deserve spot for the WE competition! Good luck and have FUN!

VV
$100
Vishara Veda
52 months ago
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$25
Cynthia Spanhel
52 months ago
$25
Pat Walters
52 months ago

It was such a joy and inspiration to watch the partnership that Morgan and Endo have together. Thank you Julie for setting this opportunity up for them.

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