Canyon Fire 2 Equine Evacuee Fund

$8,840 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 89 people in 22 months
There isn’t a way to easily explain the devastation and heartbreak that was experienced yesterday by all at Orange Park Acres and Peacock Hill Equestrian Center at Irvine Park, because of the Canyon Fire 2.  I hold a special place in my heart for Peacock because it just recently became a new home for me. I have worked for Le Cheval Sporthorses as an instructor for some time now. What is particularly important about that to me is the lead trainer and owner is my very best friend Lauren Mitchell. I proudly watched her take a few horses and start a wonderful, honest hunter/jumper program. I watched her flourish at Peacock and her program grow into a robust show barn. I had to watch her lose it all yesterday October 9th, 2017. The flames and winds were incredible and had no mercy. We were running horses up the road and across busy interesections to escape from the flames. Strangers were just grabbing horses and running. I have never seen so many wonderful heroes take action. True angels.

Thankfully all horses were evacuated from the facility before it was overtaken by flames. Tack, grain, blankets, halters, and so much more has been decimated. But our horse community is strong. Currently the approximately 150 horses are spread across the county at host barns, who have graciously opened their stall doors to the evacuees. This fund is to help these wonderful people and their horses. I am focusing the effort for the evacuees at Serrano Creek Ranch, but obviously will spread the donations to the other evacuees as I set up contact points at the other facilities.  These funds will provide continuous care at the facility including feed, hay, stall rental fees, veterinary care, equipment (grooming tools, halters, feed buckets) and other necessities. If you would like to donate directly please contact me at 714-722-1099 or briannaL@hotmail.com and I can direct you to the area of the most need. If you would like to be a point of contact for donations at a evacuation barn please contact me as well. Thank you and keep those prayers coming!

I will be taking the funds collected as a representative of Le Cheval Sport Horses from Peacock Hills Equestrian Center and using it at feed stores and tack stores when needed and is available to all horse owners and trainers from Peacock Hills Equestrian Center. The rest will be donated to the facility to cover what insurance may not.
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We can’t stop being incredibly overwhelmed by the generosity of this wonderful community. My phone has been off the hook with people from all over Southern California wanting to help in someway. I am updating this with a few requests that have been made from the horse owners and trainers currently displaced at Serrano Creek Ranch. If you know of anyone at ANY of the other evacuation sites that need something, please please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. The Serrano Creek Ranch staff has also graciously allowed us the use of their extra room/classroom next to the main off for donation drop offs. The classroom will be open for donation drop offs and for evacuees in search of something they need during business hours. Monday-Friday 8AM - 4:30PM and Saturdays 9AM - 1PM.

List of needs:
Various English & Western Tack (bridles, pads, etc.)
Ear Plugs
Lunge Lines
Duct Tape
Whips (lunging and crops)
Tack cleaner & conditioner
Bridle & Saddle Racks
Tack sponges
Blankets (various sizes, 76-82) (Flysheets, day sheets, heavy blankets)
Standing wraps and pillows
Grain containers (trash cans)
Stud chains
Grooming supplies
Water Buckets
Salt Licks
Bell Boots
Polo wraps

**As mentioned before you can also make a direct donation to Canyon Tack & Feed for the various items above**
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Look at what came for us today! Thanks to you we have some very happy ponies today! I have personally talked to both Le Cheval and Country Trails instructors and clients who can not believe how amazing this crazy big wonderful horse family. Thank you! Keep sharing and we will keep providing to those in need! ❤️
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First big smiles from these super grateful horse owners in the last 24 hours!
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I changed the name of the GoFundMe page to help clear up the confusion! Thank you for your continued support!
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Raised by 89 people in 22 months
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