The Pegasus Project Newsletter
APRIL 2016


Wings Over Pegasus
Help the horses win $25,000!

Greetings horse lovers! We are ramping up for WINGS OVER PEGASUS, our annual airplane extravaganza, held here at the Pegasus ranch. This event will be on Saturday, April 23rd to coincide with The Association for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) "Help A Horse Day," a nationwide celebration that allows The Pegasus Project to compete for grant money to assist with our efforts to protect horses. Last year's Wings Over Pegasus was so successful that we were one of the grand prize winners of this national competition, earning $10,000! Because this year is the 150th anniversary of the ASPCA, they have increased the grant to $25,000! We are pulling out all the stops and are counting on YOU to make this day a huge success and help our horses win those funds!
 
Wings Over Pegasus will feature a variety of airplanes and helicopters. The day will be a casual, carnival atmosphere with a hot air balloon, skydivers, pony rides, fun horse-themed games, arts and crafts, and competitions for the whole family. Guests can visit with the Pegasus trainers and staff to meet, pet, finger-paint, and learn about the horses and get information regarding adoption and sponsorship opportunities. The SPCA of East Texas will also be on-site with a variety of adoptable dogs.

You do not want to miss out on these amazing opportunities:
  • EAA Young Eagles airplane rides for kids 8-17 (random drawings & FFA essay contest winners)
  • Raffle drawing for two round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines
  • Photo opportunity with "Pegasito," the winged-donkey in his kissing booth
  • Face painting
  • Equine massage demonstrations
  • Horse poop roulette - winner gets a free helicopter ride!
  • Tennis ball toss - winner gets a free helicopter ride!
  • Photo opportunities in a hot air balloon or with a cool airplane
Parking is $5/car. Food, refreshments, and participation in activities and games are available for purchase, with all proceeds benefiting the horses of The Pegasus Project. 
 
For full details click here: WINGS OVER PEGASUS


Help a Horse Day continues
with . . . 
Bring your pets to the Pegasus Ranch on
   April 26th for low-cost microchipping!
As part of our continuing celebration of Help A Horse Day, The Pegasus Project wants to extend a little love to all pets! On Tuesday, April 26th, we will be offering low-cost microchips for equines, canines and felines from 10am until 3pm. So bring your horses, donkeys, mules, dogs and cats on over to our ranch for quick, easy, professional microchip placement. 

On this day, the cost for microchipping equine will be $35 each (this includes sedation if needed). The cost for microchipping dogs and cats will be $20 each. Veterinarian Dr. Adam Byrd will be on hand and will insert the microchips. 

Microchipping of ALL pets is an essential protective measure. Our companion animals get lost far too often. It's also common for dogs, cats and horses to go missing during natural disasters, such as tornados and floods. Horse theft is on the rise in Texas, and many stolen equine end up being sold at auctions or transported to kill pens. A microchip provides an extra layer of protection and is a safe, affordable way to help ensure that your beloved pet will make it home to you. 

If you can make it out on April 26th, please contact us to schedule an appointment by calling 903.469.3578 or emailing allyson@mypegasusproject.org. Walk-ins are also welcome!

If you cannot bring your animals to the ranch on April 26th but are interested in affordable microchip placement, please contact us. We can help! 


Horses! Horses! Horses!

In honor of April being National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month and to keep focused on our upcoming "Help A Horse Day" celebrations, we have decided to replace our usual "horse of the month" with a featured "horse of the day" from April 1st - April 30th. So, keep your eye on the Pegasus Facebook page daily to learn all about each and every one of these special horses. 

 

While the many aircraft featured at Wings Over Pegasus are crowd pleasers, one of the main highlights of the event is the opportunity to get up close and personal with the horses. This year, we will have any number of our herd at the arena for meeting and greeting, including the ten beauties pictured above. Of course, precious mini-donkey, Isaac a/k/a "Pegasito," will be wearing his wings and waiting for you in his kissing booth. And the gorgeous show-stopper, Dolly, will be one of the horses giving kids pony rides.


Don't miss your chance to finger paint the horses and to play "horse poop roulette," the ultimate equine game of chance! You can watch equine massage demonstrations, and we will also be celebrating Little Bear's 4th birthday with a cake party. Little Bear was born at Pegasus on April 23, 2012, after we had rescued his pregnant mother, Brooks, from starvation the previous summer. It has been a joy watching Little Bear grow into the fantastic colt he has become, and we want to share that joy with you. Wings Over Pegasus is an opportunity for you to experience the magic we feel daily.

 

So, load up your car with friends and family, and come on out for a very special day filled with laughter and fun. We want you to feel what we feel, love them like we love them, and leave with your heart overflowing with joy.


A Note from Allyson

 
ASPCA Help a Horse Day/ Community Outreach

This is our second year to participate in the ASPCA's Help a Horse Day contest. I love this event because it encourages us to become an even better organization and requires us to think outside the box and expand our focus. 

This year in devising our plan for the Help A Horse day celebration, we thought long and hard about our role as a horse rescue. Of course, our key focus has always been on saving horses. Getting them safe, feeding them, loving them, training them, and turning their lives around one horse at a time. In this mission, it didn't take long to realize there is an ENDLESS stream of horses in need. We rescue one, and ten more wait their turn or run out of time. Without a change on the supply end of unwanted horses, rescuers across the nation will continue to fight an uphill battle. 

What's the solution to this problem? It can only come through heightened public awareness and the changing of hearts and minds. Without public outcry and a shift in owner responsibility, the slaughter trucks will remain full, and horse rescues like Pegasus will continue to overflow. With this in mind, we decided our focus for Help A Horse Day needed to be education through community outreach, with a concentration on youth. 
 



Enter Raffle To Win
Two Roundtrip Tickets on
Southwest Airlines

GET YOURS TODAY!!

Airline tickets are good on any SWA flight within the U.S. and Puerto Rico

Drawing at Wings Over Pegasus on April 23, 2016
(need not be present to win)

1 raffle ticket for $20
-or-
3 raffle tickets for $50
-or-
7 raffle tickets for $100

All proceeds benefit the horses of
 The Pegasus Project

Click here to purchase:
PEGASUS PARTNERS


Thursday, April 14th 
5:30 pm
DeCanios' Front Porch
Pegasus Ranch

Monthly, fun, information-packed meetings for Pegasus supporters at various locations throughout the year. All Pegasus Partners at the $25/month level and higher are Happy Hour members. Membership includes a car decal, a Pegasus hat or t-shirt, a Pegasus logo wine glass and an open invitation to every meeting! Discuss the latest Pegasus news and connect with other like-minded horse fans. (Your wine glass is free, but the wine isn't! We know how much you drink!)

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