This past Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 we were honored to participate in a lovely event in NYC called Clip Clop 2013.
ClipClopNYC is a weekend to educate people about the carriage industry in New York City and celebrate our beloved horses at home in Manhattan!
We would like to take this time to THANK Steve Malone and team for hosting such a wonderful event. Not only was the event for a great cause but it was an amazing experience. Steve Malone, President of the Horse & Carriage Association of NYC, and Eva Hughes, Vice President of the Horse & Carriage Association of NYC, put a lot of time and effort into the event and it showed.
The Horse and Carriage Association of New York City, Inc. is a non-profit organization chartered in 2000 to promote and protect New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, its horses and its history.
The event consisted of stable tours, a gala fundraising event, and most importantly the celebration of the world’s most famous working horses. This was a time to show true appreciation to the beautiful animals and what they do and give all an insight into how well they are cared for and the conditions in which they are housed.
All proceeds from the gala event went to Blue Star Equiculture where the carriage horses are retired. Pamela Rickenbach, co-founder and executive director of Blue Star Equiculture, opened the farm to ensure that the carriage horses have a proper place to spend their ‘golden years.’
Blue Star Equiculture is a 501c3 non-profit draft horse sanctuary in Palmer, Massachusetts. Blue Star’s mission is to provide retired working horses a sanctuary and homeless working horses the opportunity to be useful and positively improve their lives, while bringing education, equine awareness, skills and healing to the community and the environment.
We are thrilled that we were asked to take part in the event and agree that a working horse (whatever the discipline) who is treated with love and respect is a happy horse!