Monday, June 10, 2013

Jun 4th Fundraiser Successful

Rose Court Farms held a fundraiser at Madra Rua June 4th to raise money to help send girls to horse camp.  Over a hundred people came out for food, drinks, and fun. We had 12 campers working the room, who did a great job taking orders and serving food. The silent auction raised $1011. The food and drink sales raised $890. We had individual donations by boarders who could not attend totaling $600 for individual scholarships. So, our total from the fundraiser right now is $2501.  We will be providing $150 for each Rose Court Farms camper to help defray the cost of camp ($500).  

Jason Weber, a co-owner of Madra Rua, said that "Rose Court Farms has always been a loyal supporter of ours, so we were happy to return the favor. Plus with a daughter who loves horses, it was hard to say no to a great charity event like this."

Robert Browning, the owner of Rose Court Farms, supports young riders and wants to see horse sports in the Lowcountry grow.  He said, “Our desire is to broaden the equine experience for those who want to love horses and those who already do.”

This camp is held each year at Broxton Bridge Plantation, nestled on the Salkehatchie River, located
just south of Walterboro, SC, in a town called Ehrhardt. At this camp, riders practice their skills, play equestrian games, swim with the horses, and learn cooperative and leadership skills. The camp is run by Rose Court Farms instructor Lindsey Loppnow, along with other instructors and assistants. The campers spend their days outside in a natural setting and their nights in an 18th century plantation house. This camp helps them to become better riders, but also better young adults.

Madi Cutts, who attended the camp last year, said that “I gained more confidence in my riding and myself.” Rachel West, who also attended last year, said, “I am glad I can go again. I have more to learn.” 

If you didn't get a chance to attend, and would still like to help out our campers, you can make a donation on our online donation page

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