It is with very heavy hearts that we confirm today's tragic events. Last night someone trespassed onto the farm and stole a valuable grand prix horse that Debbie just purchased from France. They took the horse to the farthest edge of the property and brutally murdered him and butchered the body for meat. We are shocked and horrified by this gruesome act and are working around the clock to find any information connected that could lead us to the monsters responsible. We are reaching out to the horse community for your help. This could happen to anyone. We have very strong security, camera surveillance as well as 10+ people living on the property and this still happened. This should be a wake up call to everyone involved with horses, we need to band together and eliminate the slaughter and sale of horses for meat. Your horse could be next.
Please help us catch the individuals who slaughtered our French Grand Prix horse, Phedras de Blondel, on Saturday night, Oct. 24, on Centennial Farm property.
These individuals premeditated this act by casing our farm, along with others in the area, to kill and profit from the sale of horse meat on the black market. They were professionals in their processes and we feel it very important for the community to come together to catch them. Please call the Manatee County Sheriff's Office at 941-747-3011 with any tips or information.