Special thanks to Julia with Space Coast Daily for coming out to support our 3rd Annual Equestrian Special Olympics!!
3rd AnnualEquestrian Special Olympic Games/Ranch Highlights:
2012 Equestrian Special Olympic Area Games
Congratulations to Amy & Gale!
Thanks to everyone who volunteered and supported Team Monte & Amy and Team Doc & Gale this year! We are so blessed to have such an awesome GERTH Team and Family! Thanks also to our main Sponsor, McCorvey Steel! Blessings!
Join us for our 2nd Annual Equestrian Special Olympics/Challenge Meet on Monday, March 12th beginning at 3:00p!
Our Special Olympians will be competing and then we will have our Program Riders in a Challenge Meet! Come show your support to these women and children - it's sure to bring a smile to your face! =D
For more information call 321.638.4514 321.638.4514 or 321.305.8133 321.305.8133 (c).
Our own Desiree Brower took 1st place in Equitation and 4th place in Trail and Kyra Carta took a 5th in both Equitation and Trail at the Challenge Meet in Weirsdale, FL, on February 25th!! We are so proud of them and their accomplishments!!
ADOPTED! There are still 2 Pasos that need to be adopted. One is very quiet and shy and needs a lot of hands on and the other one is very gentle. Both mares. Project horses.
SARAI has been adopted and went to a lovely forever home with a beautiful barn and lucious green pastures! After all the neglect, and abuse from the other horses, this poor girl went through, she sure deserves the best! She is filling in and enjoying lots of love and lots of good food!
We will be taking a summer break over June and July and will resume all programs in September 2012.
We will be having two summer camps in June & July. For more information, give us a call or visit the Camps Page! 321.638.4514 321.638.4514 .
We will be taking a holiday break in December and will resume all programs in January 2013.
For information on programs, please check our Programs page or call us at 321.638.4514 321.638.4514 .
Our riding instructor, Amelia Howze, is now offering English Riding Lessons! Please contact us at 321.638.4514 321.638.4514 321.638.4514 321.638.4514 321.638.4514 321.638.4514 321.638.4514 321.638.4514 321.638.4514 321.638.4514 for times, prices and availability.
We want to welcome Amelia Howze on board as one of our trainers/riding instructors! She is coming out twice a week to work with two of our horses, Kastanje and Melodi! She also offers english riding lessons. Thank you so much Amelia for your dedication and commitment!
Thanks so much to Sunset Halters! We were so blessed to win the $250 gift certificate giveaway for 501(3)c s. We were able to pruchase some new reins for our program as well as new bitless bridles! Thanks again, Sunset Halters!
Brevard Equestrian Center is a full service equestrian facility located on 27 shaded acres in south Brevard County. Offering lessons for all levels of riders, BEC provides a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere. No experience required!!! Starting in the fall, BEC will also be offering programs to enable students to meet all school physical education requirements!
And don’t worry about the weather. BEC has a covered riding arena, so lessons and training sessions are conducted throughout the year out of seasonal rain and hot sun!
Bring this coupon to (or mention)Brevard Equestrian Center any time in September, 2010, and 10% of anything you purchase (lessons, camps, services, etc) will be donated to Grace Equine Rescue and Therapy for Humans!
Check out their website here:
We can now accept donations through our Facebook page!
Our Easter event was amazing! Thank you to all our dedicated volunteers and Sponsors for making this event possible! Be sure to check back for pictures of all the smiles and fun that was had by all!
To: All SOUTHERN STATES
Horse Feed Purchasers:
Our horse rescue collects the Proofs of Purchases off the Southern States feedbags – Triple Crown, Legends, and Reliance feeds – and sends them in for reimbursement for Southern States' *S.H.O.W. Program. If you purchase these feeds and do not use the Proofs of Purchases, please consider saving the bags for us or cutting out the Proofs of Purchases coupons for us to send into Southern States! www.SouthernStates.com
Please contact us at 321.638.4514 321.638.4514 if you would like us to pick up any bags you have or mail the coupons to us at: G.E.R.T.H., P.O. Box 236121, Cocoa, Florida 32923 or contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much for your help and support!
*Special Horse Organization Winner’s Program
Donations are welcome and greatly appreciated for any of our rescue/therapy animals!
We have 6 rescue/therapy horses, 2 rescue dogs and 4 rescue cats! Once these animals have been rescued, there is a lot financially that goes into the care and treatment of them for coggins, hooves, dental, shots, spay/neuter, and of course, food! Thank you for your care, concern and help in providing for God's beautiful animals! No donation is too small ~ every bit helps!
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Our newest beautiful girl, Melodi
Melodi is a 14 hand Chestnut quarterhorse mare. She has not been eating anything but coastal hay for quite some time, has been standing knee high in mud and is afraid of everyone and everything. She will need a lot of love, patience and soft, slow, gentle touch to help her overcome her fears and learn to trust again. We welcome you to G.E.R.T.H. Melodi with much love! Melodi is a very flighty and frightened little girl. She rears back and throws her head up if you try to pet her head or her upper neck. Because Melodi's mane was so tangled and intertwined, we cut it to about 1 inch. We tried everything from baby oil to cowboy magic and even cowboy magic couldn't get it detangled! Then we waited a few days and put her back on the cross-ties (she does really well standing still when she has some food in her feed bucket!) and went to work on her tail. Her tail was one HUGE knotted mass! We had to cut through the knot which was a lot of work! Look at the pics below. We tried to leave some long strands of tail so she can use them to swat flies until the rest of her tail grows back. When it does, she will have an amazingly beautiful thick tail - no fake tail for this girl! We also bathed her and she did really well with the water. Then we put a pretty blue halter on her and voila - she looks and feels awesome! We continue to brush and stroke her around the head and neck and talk to her while she is eating and she has come a long way. She loves Alex! When she sees Alex coming down to the pasture, she whinnies to him! It is so cute! Unfortunately, Melodi does not get along with any of the other horses on the ranch. Ok over the fences, but her alphamare instincts go into overdrive when put in with other horses. I think part of that is the food issue. She doesn't want any other horses coming near her food! She has put on some weight and is looking much better! She was eating a special food mixture of Senior Wellness, alfalfa pellets and bran mash, and coastal hay with handfuls of timothy alfalfa mixed. Now she is on regular Legends 11 feed with the same amount of coastal and timothy/alfalfa mixed. We are so proud of her and the strides that she has made in trusting us. As Alex said, "God, we are trusting you that she will trust us".