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Serendipity Highlights a Friend: Q & A with Jodi of 


  Paul & Jodi - Zumas
 

Serendipity wanted to explore the people behind the Z Ranch

and the equine rescue property, Zuma's Rescue. So we went right to the source!  We got to know founders Jodi and Paul Messenich a little better to learn more about the mission behind the rescue and all the amazing details about this venue that is truly unlike any other in Colorado. 

 

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Can you bring us back to where Zuma's Rescue Ranch began?   


 

At age 27 I purchased my first horse named Zuma, AKA Zoom Room, and this decision changed my life. I eventually sold my business (My professional background is in sales and marketing in the health and wellness industry). Soon after my husband Paul and I purchased the 146 acres we now own to build a horse show facility know as American Sport Horses.


 

Zuma Wideshot
 

After six short years as a competitive horse show family in the Hunter Jumper world, we had seen enough and decided to retire from that aspect of horses. We were planning to sell the 146-acre and downsize to a small private farm for our seven horses and then literally lightening struck! A lightning strike that burned 10 acres of our land and it also redirected our lives. We didn't list the property after that fire. In the meantime with one phone call, we rescued our first seven horses. For the next four years we continued to rescue horses, caring for the now 30 rescued horses on our own. Finally we decided it was time to formalize our efforts and form a 501C3 public charity- Zuma's Rescue Ranch was born! Now we had to think how to fund it, what to do with all of these horses, and so many unanswered questions to this unique venture....

  


Improve Your Horse IQ: Horse History
& Fun Facts
 
Zuma's Horse

  

Approximately 4.6 million Americans work in the horse industry in one way or another. The US horse industry is estimated to have an economic effect of $39 billion-annually. 


 

 

There are approximately 58 million horses in the world and the vast majority of them are cared for by humans.

 


According to an informal survey on HorseForum, horses tend to love these treats: carrots, apples, peppermints, fruity cereal, peanut butter and oatmeal cookies. 


 The word chivalry comes from 
cheval the French word for horse.


 

Chariot racing was the first Olympic sport in 680 B.C.

 

Chariot races
 

Horses drink at least 25 gallons of water a day (more in hotter climates).


Horses have been found in cave paintings that date back to around 15000 B.C.
 
 

You can tell if a horse is cold by feeling behind their ears. If that area is cold, so is the horse.
 
 

 

Mongolian tribes were the first to domesticate the horse, about 5000 years ago.


Horses have 16 muscles in each ear, allowing them to rotate their ears 180 degrees.
 

Horse ears




Celebrate Summer
2015! 

Sqaush Ribbons
 
It is time to begin planning for all warm-weather parties!  Summer books up fast, so call to soon to discuss your next event. 

Weddings 
Graduations
Mother's/Father's Day 
Corporate Picnics 
Team Building Events 
Memorial Day Weekend 
4th of July 
Summer BBQ's 
Labor Day Weekend
 
Serendipity can help with venue selection, menu planning, entertainment, flowers -- down to the last festive detail. 

Ranch Inspired:
The Z Ranch Edition
 
Zoie and Bride

Colorado has so much to offer in terms of event venues; art studios, downtown ballrooms, and mountain escapes, but a true 
ranch with modern day amenities, close to the city is hard to find.  Luc
ky for us, we partnered with 
Z Ranch, a boutique event venue. 
Z Ranch has everything a modern 
e
vent needs with a classic ranch feel.  
For this special issue of the 
Serendipity Newsletter, we explore
 all ranch inspired events: 
 
  



 




  Wedding Dress Zumas

Holiday Alert:
Memorial Day 2015 

Memorial Day will be here in just a few short weeks.  We gathered some ideas to help you plan your best Memorial Day celebration yet.  Whether your celebration is big or small, have a great time kicking off the 
summer season with gusto!
 

Try a variation on the classic like this Grilled Potato, Onion, Blue Cheese and Bacon Potato Salad

Then, Saveur will help with the whole Memorial Day Cookout Menu with Gourmet additions like Ojo de Bife con Chimichurri (Whole Boneless Rib Eye with Chimichurri)



What to drink?  Red, white and blue cocktails, of course!  




Finish with a Patriotic Dessert - featuring stars and stripes.



Check over this helpful list to make sure you have it all covered and enjoy your best Memorial Day celebration 2015!

Thank You for Your  
Kind Words
Farm wedding cake
 
"I loved Serendipity! The food was great, the servers were phenomenal and our wedding turned out exactly as we envisioned! We didn't have to worry about anything except to show up and have a good time. The staff took care of setup and cleanup as well as everything in between! The staff (was at) our rehearsal to make sure everything
was in order.

We had great vendors for our wedding but Serendipity was one of the best
we had! 

They were caring and attentive to all of our guests It was fantastic! Laura even sent the chef out at no extra charge to make sure everything was going well. 

Thanks guys!!"

Wedding 2014 ~ At Z Ranch

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