This page can be used by Fans of Barbaro (and the NTRA) who are running fundraisers that support Barbaro's legacy. Horse rescue organizations can also post their special fundraising events. There are ongoing fundraising initiatives on the discussion board also.
Dawn's Jewelry Fundraiser
E-mail Dawnfor questions and orders!
Some of Dawn's pieces offered for sale:
Spirit pony toggle bracelet with red coral, sterling and turquoise howlite heishi beads. A tiny turquoise howlite heart and red glass bead dangle alongside the pony. Howlite is said to promote calming and insight. The bracelet fits a larger wrist. $48 Earrings $36
Heartline sterling spirit pony charm bracelet includes a dreamcatcher charm near the clasp and four sets of blue lapis heart-shaped beads with turquoise howlite stars. The 3-dimensional pony charm has a dangle with a blue glass bead and turquoise howlite star bead attached. Lapis is a stone of love, protection and healing, while howlite is said to promote calm and insight. Bracelet $64 Earrings $12 Pendant $25
Spirit pony toggle bracelet includes sodalite, red coral and sterling beads, along with a lapis heart-shaped bead at each end and next to the 3-dimensional pony charm. Lapis is a stone of love, protection and healing and sodalite brings inner peace and harmony. $46
Spirit pony with a horseshoe toggle, red coral and sterling beads and turquoise heishi beads. The turquoise beads represent friendship and protection. $52
I Love Horses charm bracelet includes a heart charm near the clasp, a peppermint candy charm, carrots, one-sided foal charm, I Love Horses charm and lucky horseshoe. $55
Kentucky coin charm bracelet includes a tiny horseshoe near the clasp, a rose, horse shoe with good luck along the edge, an actual Kentucky quarter depicting a horse, horse and jockey and state of Kentucky charms. $40
Sterling silver earrings: Large horseshoe: $13/pair Small horseshoe: $6/pair War pony earrings: $18/pair Angel horse (pewter charm with sodalite stone): $10/pair
Eight Belles charm bracelet includes eight tiny bells-these are solid bells, by the way-a running horse and red/white glass beads dangle near the clasp. $80 Eight Belles Courage pendant with 18" chain $30
Delpark 08 commemorative charm bracelet includes charms of Delaware, lucky horseshoe, jockey, 2008, and mini-block FOB letters. Originally $50-now just $37.50!
Running free charm bracelet-a running horse surrounded by two horse shoes and blue and green glass hearts with a horseshoe toggle closure. $35
Kentucky Derby 132 commemorative charm bracelet includes Kentucky, mare and foal (LaVille rouge and Baby B), lucky horseshoe, jockey, rose, trophy cup, 2006 charms. $75
FOB horseshoe pendant with 18" sterling chain $25
Two war ponies face a center life spiral charm. The bead dangles include red coral with black glass beads and two black Czech glass beads that are also imprinted with the life spiral symbol. $42 Earrings $21/pair
A herd of three war ponies run alongside 4 red jasper bead dangles with a handprint symbolizing protection near the clasp. Jasper is said to promote healing and protect against negativity. $47 Earrings $21/pair
Two war ponies with a lapis heart bead near the clasp, four apple green turquoise and lapis bead dangles and a handprint charm (matches a handprint stamp on the ponies necks, symbolizing protection in battle) at the center. Lapis is a stone of love, protection and healing and turquoise is often worn for protection and the sky stone is known as a symbol of true friendship. $46 Earrings $22/pair
A galloping horse, tiny horse shoes and rose quartz accents to represent love. $45 Earrings $26/pair
I Get It message bracelet. Mini sterling block letters spell out I Get It with blue and green crystal and sterling silver beads and a sterling horse shoe toggle clasp. $35
Sterling silver pendants with 18" chains I cut out by hand! Freedom horse $35 Jumper $35
I Get It cuff stamped by hand on Â¼ " wide sterling silver in small or average sizes $40
Barbaro(tm) Jewelry to Benefit The Fund for Laminitis Research
Jane Heart announces the introduction of her original, licensed jewelry designs of the charismatic race horse Barbaro. Through his valiant fight to recover from a broken leg and then laminitis, he touched our hearts with his courage and incredible spirit. In cooperation with Gretchen Jackson, Jane has adapted a favorite picture of Barbaro, looking out of his stall the morning of the Preakness, to an inspirational heart design. Our powerful heart center is our guide in this world to help us on our path. It aligns us and helps us stay true to ourselves if we listen and follow its messages. As we know, Barbaro had an incredible amount of heart and was destined for greatness with his speed and love of racing. This design, whether we wear it or just look at it, will be an inspirational reminder of the great heart of Barbaro and give us hope and courage.
Mrs. Jackson said Barbaro had a way of looking, of knowing. Maybe he knew he had a special mission that would have an impact on the future of the wellness of all horses. From the establishment of many research funds, to legislation for the protection of horses, Barbaro has produced a groundswell that is his legacy. His name will endure forever, and record how he inspired many to make strides forward that will help his fellow horses and those who love and care for them. Barbaro has pointed the way for us to do the same to follow his lead and be of service and enrich this world through worthy causes that need champions. He has shown us that each of us has a unique and special purpose, and that we can help others whether it be man or animals in very important ways.
We also learned other things from Barbaro that we can apply to our lives every day. He inspired us in many ways, by first showing us how it feels to win when we follow our hearts and our passion by developing our talents and strengths. He showed us how to handle adversity with calmness, intelligence, a remarkable spirit, and a strong will to live. Barbaro also brought us all together and proved that we are all connected through the power of love.
When Mrs. Jackson spoke about Barbaro, she hoped that each of us might find a certain path that interests us in regard to horses. Mine was to find a cause to support that would benefit horses and their owners through my jewelry designs. When I read about the Laminitis Fund, I immediately knew that this was my direction. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each piece will go to the Fund for Laminitis Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. I am truly grateful that I was inspired by Barbaro to design this jewelry, and honored that Mr. and Mrs. Jackson granted me the license. I thank you, in advance, for your support of the Laminitis Fund through the purchase of these keepsake pieces. May these designs of Barbaro inspire you on your lifes journey, and his heart, spirit, and guidance be with you always. With his heart he inspires ours.
The first Jane Heart designs of Barbaro are a heart brooch or tie tack pin that retail for $210 and the heart pendant on a snake chain for $235 in sterling silver. This design is also available in gold and information is on the web site. Other styles and Limited Edition pieces will be announced as they are developed.
All Jane Heart designs are made and hand finished in Arizona. Each piece has the BARBARO trademark stamp on the back above the Jane Heart logo stamp and arrives in a gift box with a commemorative card with the message With his heart he inspires ours. The designs are available to order on line at www.janeheart.com. Retail locations will be announced at a later date.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each piece will go to the Fund for Laminitis Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
The trademark BARBARO is used under license.
All BARBARO designs and photographs are copyright protected by Jane Heart LLC with any and all rights to publication reserved. No part of this product or material may be reproduced, duplicated, or used in any way without verbal or written consent from Jane Heart LLC
available in Pendant, Brooch, Tie Tack, in Sterling Silver or 14K Gold
Jane Heart LLC
PO Box 6399
Scottsdale, Arizona 85261
Barbaro Giclee Prints & Greeting Cards
Greeting cards with the pencil portrait Barbaro - America's Champion by LauraJS-WI on the front and four different inscriptions on the backs written collaboratively by the FOBs themselves. 100% of the proceeds from these greeting cards will be donated to the Fund to Fight Laminitis at UPENN.
I have just added ornaments to the website as well for a holiday fundraiser. $5 for each ornament sold will be donated to the Fund to Fight Laminitis. A gift that keeps giving! You can find them also on the same page of my website.
I also have 14"x18" Giclee prints available as well. These will also benefit the same laminitis fund as 25% of the proceeds will be donated in honor of our Barbaro.
Barbaro Greeting Cards
You can help both the Barbaro Fund and the UPenn laminitis fund when you order greeting cards or prints through Charcoal Filly Gallery. This is to be an ongoing campaign.
Barbaro Wristband Fundraiser
One of three Barbaro wristbands to benefit the Barbaro Fund at New Bolton.
FOB Photos for Charity
I've been approached by many of you regarding my photos. Because of that I've decided to begin selling them. I'm offering them on a website (see link below) and the proceeds from the sale of the photos will be going to the Thoroughbred Charities of America. I've only put up a few photos - the ones with requests and a couple of my favs. If you have a particular photo you like, I will be happy to add it to the mix. Just let me know which one. You can see ALL my photos on my flickr account by clicking here. Keep in mind I have many photos for my work blog (golf stuff) on there as well. I think the sets are pretty well marked so you know what they are. Of course you're welcome to look at any or all of them! :)
I'm doing this on a trial basis. My plan is to continue this and to direct the proceeds to the appropriate charities based on where the photos came (eg Miracle Horse Rescue photos proceeds go to MHR, Old Friends photos proceeds go to Old Friends, etc.).
DVD of Del Park Celebration
A DVD of "The Celebration of Barbaro's Life" from Delaware Park on 4/29 has been made and is now available for sale. The cost is $20/DVD. All proceeds from the sales of the DVD will go to the New Bolton Laminitis Fund.
MUSICAL HORSE AID - SEPT. 15TH '07
MUSICAL HORSE AID BENEFIT CONCERT TO BE HELD THIS SEPTEMBER IN SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN ADVANCE SALES $25 KIDS UNDER 12 FREE 
MUSICAL HORSE AID BENEFIT CONCERT TO BE HELD THIS SEPTEMBER 15TH IN SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN
An Event To Increase Awareness And Raise Funds For The Care, Safety And Rescue Of Horses brings Live Acts, Guest Speakers and Horse Fans from across the country.
Animal Fairy Charities Inc. is presenting the Musical Horse Aid benefit concert September 15th at the Walworth County FairGrounds. Musical Horse Aid is a day long event featuring live entertainment and performances by various bands.
The Event is being held to increase awareness and raise funds for the care, safety and rescue of horses.
Over the past several years the public has become more in tune with the needs of retired horses and have stepped up to the plate to help fund various organizations that provide our horses with a safe haven.
Currently, legislation is pending that could end the slaughter of American horses. This has created a national movement to rescue horses and help fund the organizations that provide care and shelter for our horses.
We must support our Equine Rescue organizations that give these horses the second chance they need. Most can be successfully retrained for second careers as show horses,companion horses, riding horses and even therapy horses for the handicapped. Those that can not go on to a new career are able to live out their lives in peace and dignity with loving people that care for them.
Musical Horse Aid will run from noon until 10 pm. The Wisconsin National Guard will open and close the event with Full Color Guard and a National Anthem Tribute. The Kettle Moraine Rough Riders will also be perfoming at the event.
The entertainment line up will range in musical styles from country, folk to rock. The featured bands include: Brian Stace of Nashville; Ronnie Nyles & the Krash Band of Milwaukee; Martha Berner of Chicago; Spiral Trance; Twang Dragons; Brent Mitchell from Austin Texas, and Twisting Roses from IL, and Musical comedy interludes performed by CJ of the Mythic Figs appearing as Pot Luck from Indiana.
Various speakers are also scheduled throughout the event including Shelley Abrams from PA (board memeber of the R.A.C.E FUN, Gail Vacca, IL speaking on behalf of The Animal Welfare Institue, Jill Fritz from Minnesota to speak on behalf of The Humane Society of the United States, Shelley Sawhook President of The American Horse Defense Fund from DC, Barbara Boubelik-Chmielewski, IL founder and executive director of Lazy Maple Equine & Rescue Rehabilitation Center, Sandy Kimpfbeck, WI Board member of Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation and more special guests!
A variety of items from area businesses will be donated for the fundraiser. The MC for this years event is Cindy Huber from FM 106, Milwaukees country music station. Various food and beverage vendors will be on site for the days festivities.
Pre event ticket sales are available at www.animalfairycharities.org. Tickets are $25 with all proceeds from ticket sales being donated to Horse Rescue Organizations and other horse related charities such as The Humane Society of The United States, Habitat for Horses,Thoroughbred Charities of America, Lazy Maple Equine, IL and The Midwest Welfare Foundation of WI.
Animal Fairy Charities Inc. was organized to foster national & international prevention of cruelty to all animals and aid in their safety & welfare with a special emphasis on horses. To learn more about this organization visit them on the web at www.animalfairycharities.org.
Mo Horse Heroes plus 15 Holiday Fund-raiser 2007
MO Horse Heroes plus 15 Holiday Fund-raiser Sponsored by Fans of Barbaro
December 6, 2007 will begin the Fans of Barbaro Holiday Fund-raiser. It will conclude December 21st. We will once again make donations to Longmeadow Rescue Ranch and the MO Horse Heroes plus the 15 Knox County horses recently rescued.
You will be able to donate to the MO Horse Heroes through the special Fans of Barbaro donation site set up by HSMO as in the past. There are many options for contributions as sponsors, donators to all MO Accident Horses, the Knox County 15, or all horses at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch. Go to http://member.hsmo.org/fobs to donate. If you want to send a check, include a note that says you are a Fan of Barbaro and you are donating to the MO Horse Heroes for the Holiday Fund-raiser. Make checks payable to HSMO. Send checks to: Humane Society of Missouri, Attention Development, 1201 Macklind Avenue, St. Louis, MO. 63110.
Christmas ornaments with the horses' names and photos will be attached to a garland that Longmeadow can hang in the barn along with personalized hanging stockings with the names of the horses and their sponsors. It should look quite festive !! There will also be stockings with sponsors for all the accident horses and the fifteen from Knox County, most recently rescued.
Remember, if you would like to send a card, a donation or gift to a specific horse, use this address, Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, 480 Josephs Road, Union, MO. 63084-3425.
Donations that will be tallied for Fans of Barbaro can be made by going to http://member.hsmo.org/fobs Make sure to email me with the horse's name you sponsored so that I can place it on the sponsor list on the discussion board.
Go to http://member.hsmo.org/ecards to get your free holiday ecard with Twist of Fate on it !!!!
It has been one year since our Christmas Stocking Fund-raiser. Thank you for your continued support of the accident horses still in Longmeadow's care, as well as the new fifteen rescues.
After you send your donation to the special FOB donation site, please email Rosemary Bonacci at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and e mail address. Please list horses you are sponsoring, whether they are accident horses, Knox County horses or all Longmeadow rescued horses.
Once again there will be a Sponsor Page on the Discussion Board listing your name and state along with the horses sponsored.
Please be sure to send me the following information
Name ___________________________________________________ State ________________________________________________ E mail Address _____________________________________________ Name of horse/horses sponsored _________________________
All I-44 Accident Horses _______________________________ Knox County 15 ___________________________________________ All Longmeadow rescued horses __________________________
Forever Fan of Barbaro, Rosemary Bonacci
Deck the Stalls of Longmeadow Rescue Ranch for the Holidays
Happy Holidays from Twist of Fate
SING AND ALEX - supporting Thoroughbred adoptions!
This is an ADORABLE children's book about a Thoroughbred racehorse and the little boy who loves him and believes in him. Proceeds from this book benefit Thoroughbred rescue, adoption and retirement.
The Exceller Fund first introduced this book last year and helped the author promote this book with its adorable story and illustrations.
You can order from this website: http://www.childrenshorsebooks.com/
and in the PayPal comments, please note that you are supporting The Exceller Fund!
Artist Pat DeLong supports Thoroughbred Rescue & Adoption
Fans of Barbaro - please check out the eBay Auctions from artist Pat DeLong. She is auctioning off gorgeous prints of RUFFIAN - and 30% of the purchase price will benefit THE EXCELLER FUND:
Also, be sure to check out Pat DeLong's store -she is conducting a poll for which horses to include in her 2008 Fantasy Horse Racing Calendar:
Kentucky Equine Humane Center 1st Annual All Breeds Horse Show
Fans of Barbaro are raising funds to sponsor at least one class in this horse show. The Horse Show will be March 29, 2008 in Shelbyville, KY. The cost to sponsor one class is $250.00.
Update: Well the first edition of the Kentucky Equine Humane Center All Breed Horse show was a success. It was a cold and sunny day. But those that braved the temperatures had fun.
As was the intent, there were a variety of breeds showing, arabians, saddlebreds, thoroughbreds, fresians, quarter horses, and mixed breeds many times showing in the same class. It really brought back childhood memories as this is how I started showing horses when I was kid.
Mostly children showed. It was a great show to get a novice rider or novice horse started. Nothing too formal and the atmosphere was relaxed.
The FOBs that participated can be proud to have helped in this fund raising effort.FOBs raised $385.00 total
The Humane Center brought 4 horses to the horse show. They exhibited them in the ring during lunch. Sure enough, there was some interested created in a couple of them. So, maybe one or two these horses will have new homes soon.
The english pleasure champion was an adopted thoroughbred. He is the perfect example of why we do this. It would have been a true waste for this horse to have ended his life in Canada or Mexico.
One bonus of the day was meeting Chris McCarron. Yes the former Derby winner jockey. He and his wife are on the advisory board of the Kentucky Equine Humane Center. He came to the show as a guest judge. Very nice!!!
In one of the walk trot classes, a little girl about 9 years old was showing. It was windy and the horse got a little spooked at one end of the ring. Off runs Chris McCarron to lend a hand. He calmed the horse and the little girl down and they finished the class with no further incident. I wonder if the little girl knew who was helping her???
Anyway, once again the FOBs supported a very deserving organization that has the horses welfare at heart. Thanks again!!!!
Please go to Alex Brown's website for more detail on how to donate to the cause. Here is the link for it: 
Kentucky Equine Humane Center website
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MUSICIANS RELEASE SONG TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR THE AHSPA AND TO BENEFIT THE RESCUE AND REHABILITATION OF THOROUGHBREDS
Milwaukee , WI-- WAMI award winning vocalist Ronnie Nyles and WAMI Nominee songwriter/producer, Debra Lopez release Racing For Time in quest of raising public awareness for the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.
Racing For Time, tells the sad story of a racehorse who loses his best friend to slaughter only because he couldn't run fast enough to win races. He quickly realized with fear that he also may be running for his life.
Each year hundreds of thousands of young, healthy American horses are slaughtered and their meat is sent overseas for human consumption when they are no longer considered useful.
Although the last three remaining horse slaughter facilities in the U.S. have recently been shut down, American horses continue to be transported across our borders to Mexico and Canada for slaughter.
The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act is designed to end the slaughter of horses for human consumption and the domestic and international transport of live horses or horseflesh for human consumption. For more information on this subject, go to americansagainsthorseslaughter.com
Last year Animal Fairy Charities hosted the first annual Musical Horse Aid in Wisconsin featuring live entertainment and guest speakers from national organizations including spokespersons from the Human Society of The United States, Habitat For Horses, The National Horse Defense Fund and others.
Animal Fairy Charities, Inc, is a non profit 501c3 focusing on fostering national & international prevention of cruelty to all animals and aiding in their safety & welfare.
Contact: Lori Charney email@example.com