August 4th meeting is being held at
Rachel Young's house:
7983 Deer Park Trail; Metchosin
(off Liberty Drive)
Metchosin Equestrian Society (MES) is hosting a
Ride for BCSPCA Horse Care
Sunday, August 7th, 2016
*******Lucky Draw for prizes at the end of the ride. Anyone who donates $20 or more is in the draw, non-riders alike. You don’t have to be present to win.
We are grateful for the sponsorship of: Olympic View Golf Course, Greenhawk, Willow Wind, Slegg Building Materials, My Chosen Cafe, and Glenrosa Farm Restaurant.
Contact: Bev Bacon, firstname.lastname@example.org or 250 474-7202
This year's ride is to support the work that BCSPCA is doing with horses. They now have two large-animal facilities, one in Surrey and one in Kelowna. Horses are returned to health and good condition before being re-homed. The cost is about $20 a day to have a horse in care.
Last year MES started with the modest proposal of “Let’s organize a trail ride on local trails that people don’t usually access and ask the riders to make a donation to BCSPCA specifically for the care or horses.”
Horses seized during cruelty investigations:
Rough Estimate for Average Cost of Care / Horse:
$3000 / horse (includes care, feed, vet/farrier care, medications, hauling, deworming, etc.)
The majority of horses that come into our care are emaciated and compromised as all of our horses come into our care through cruelty investigation warrants. These horses require the support of our staff, volunteers, veterinarians, nutritionists, and other professionals, and require a weight gain diet and supplements which can be very costly (along with vet bills).
2016 Membership renewal information
See Membership page for forms
Happy before & after
Tux - before & after
Sooke Saddle Club Shows at the Metchosin Ring
August 13 - Dressage Show and Tell - Judge Sheila Skeene
Please check the SSC website for forms and more information
Metchosin Equestrian Society