From the founding of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, we have endeavored to support important charitable organizations. Historically the MSPCA, various therapeutic riding programs and children’s charities that benefit those who are seriously ill. In October of 2016, after a long and appropriately tedious application process, we have now been named a registered 501 (c) (3).
This has serious tax advantages for our numerous and critical sponsors without whom we could not put on an event of this magnitude. As “The Rider’s Horse Show” we want you to enjoy not just top sport, but the good feeling that comes from supporting an organization designed to do good things.
We are happy to announce today that we will be supporting Danny & Ron’s Rescue, and The Omega Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. This dove tails perfectly with the magnificent efforts of our perennial presenting sponsor, Victoria McCullough of the Davis McCullough foundation, who is singularly responsible for thousands of rescues and adoptions of horses otherwise destined for slaughter, and spearheading government efforts that have effectively banned horse slaughter in this country.
“The setting is lush green fields with inviting friendly settings for exhibitors and their children complete with a fun house full of toys. There are fanciful foods, beautiful sponsor autos, flowers and laughter. The Silver Oak should be renamed The Silver Heart because here horses and their welfare are the first consideration. Top competition blended with compassion and we’ve chosen two of the most meaningful charities saving horses from slaughter and dogs from unbearable abuse and neglect. It is the honor of The Davis McCullough to dedicate our unconditional support to this Iconic event” said Victoria McCullough.”
Danny & Ron’s Rescue speaks for helpless animals that have no voice. They began their rescue mission in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina by aiding dogs that were left homeless by the storm. Since then, their outreach has grown to heights never imagined. Now they are rescuing puppy mill dogs, bait dogs used in dog-fighting, and hundreds of dogs from shelters—often moments away from euthanasia. They currently deliver pet food and supplies to more than 48 elderly people living in poverty—and pay for their dogs’ medical bills, too. They have rescued dogs from junkyards and shelters, freed animals chained to trees and living in small cages, and saved abandoned pets living on the streets.
Danny & Ron’s Rescue is unlike any other rescue organization. Because an abused or neglected dog can only recover and learn to trust again when it is in a loving home, Danny and Ron have turned their own house into the ultimate safe haven.
The Omega Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
The Omega Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center has placed more than 1,300 horses. Their work is not limited to one breed, and will help horses of all breeds, ponies, donkeys and mules for placement into new loving homes. Regardless of how they arrive at Omega, by way of neglect, auction or donation, their mission remains clear and constant: Educate horse owners on the true responsibilities involved in equine care; legislate the humane treatment of horses everywhere; and find appropriate homes for unwanted, abused or neglected equines.
As part of our program to support The Omega Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and in cooperation with our great friend McLain Ward of Castle Hill Farm, we will be using our website and social media channels to auction off numerous championship coolers McLain won and has very generously donated to The Omega Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.
“What Jeff has done with The Rider’s Horse Show, the SOJT, is truly unique and I know from firsthand experience with Jeff and participation in his show it is a labor of love. It’s on my schedule—August 16-20, 2017. Beyond that the fact that they support two of my favorite charities makes this very important for all of us”, said McLain Ward.
Our founder and Chairman, Jeff Papows, PhD – is a board member of the BINA Farm Center in Lexington, MA which provides therapeutic riding services to families and children with special challenges as well as to our returning veterans. All of the BINA family benefit from the magical association with kind and gentle horses which promote truly amazing benefits for BINA participants.
The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament creates major visibility for the generous and important organization through Silver Oak’s marketing and promotion and inclusion in our NESN broadcast all of which have resulted in important funds being raised.
Visit BINA farm center here!
Get the chance to meet top professionals and Olympic superstars when you attend the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament Meet & Greet. Chat with Anne Kursinski about what it feels like to walk into the ring at the Olympics and leave with a gold medal. Ask Candice King if she has any advice on how to keep your pony straight or Peter Leone about his tricks for getting his horses on the bit. Discuss the keys to designing an ideal course with Olaf Peterson, or simply spend time painting a Breyer horse with Leslie Howard. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to come face-to-face with the role models of our sport!