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Thanks to your generous support, you helped Riding Beyond “make hay” in the amount of over $12,700 this past month!

Our gratitude abounds for the part that YOU played in our success.
Below is a 20 minute video of the drawing. YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS the inspiring story from Ann Marie Ramsey at about 10 minutes in.


Instead of three winners, as announced in the video, there are FOUR!

Out-of-town winners donated back to Riding Beyond their local gift certificates and a few other items, making it possible for a fourth place winner, drawn hours after Sunday’s Raffle Drawing event:

Fourth Place: LOVE OUR LOCALS package goes to Annie Hoy of Ashland, OR. She writes: “Horses are magic. I’ve known and experienced this firsthand beginning at age 6 when I first started riding. I poured out my heart to my horse as a teen full of angst. And stood with awe watching them heal human hearts. Riding Beyond saves lives and makes us whole again.”

Third Place: TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH goes to Carolyn Geiger, of Santa Monica, CA, who won our Raffle last year. Stick by this lucky person. She owns a home in Ashland, visits several times a year and plans to move here within the next year. She is hoping to attend one of our Saturday sessions this year. The photo shows her with one of her two horses, Ranger and Kria, Appaloosa and Icelandic.

Second Place THE PAMPERING PACKAGE goes to Cheri Catt, who is a rescuer of dogs and horses at her 90 acre home in the mountains and forests outside Spokane, WA. She loves Mystic and Journey with whom she spent several days 11 years ago in a workshop here in Ashland.

Grand Prize, our HUGE HAY NET OF PLENTY goes to Mary Beth Watt of Ashland, OR, who writes: “I feel blessed to have the opportunity to give to this organization that has helped so many over the years. Just being with the horses is a renewal for me. Then, to so unexpectedly be the winner of such a cornucopia of wonderful items is so very special! I am especially thrilled with the beautiful nature photo by Carolyn Jost.”

Here’s what is filling the Hay Net:

The Smallest Horse: Lorie List signed book
Unspoken Messages: Spiritual Lessons I Learned from Horses and Other Earthbound Souls (Richard D. Rowland)
Horses That Save Lives: True Stories of Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Rescue (Cheryl Reed-Dudley)
Falling Into Green – An Eco-Mystery by Cher Fischer
Literary Libations by Amira Makansie
Metaphysical Bookstore $30 gift certificate for free membership
Original 5 X 7 of Sunflowers in Vase, by Heine Hartwig.$150 value
2 original design on Flow Factory baseball caps $50 value
Original 11 X 14 photo on glass by Carolyn Jost $125 value
Two original acrylic paintings by A. Shavitz $300 value
Print by Denise Kester “Taking Turns Telling Tales” $10 value
Wine, Coffee, Beer:
1 bottle of Quady North (Rogue Valley). $50 value
1 bottle of Ledger David (Rogue Valley). $50 value
1 bottle of Chardonnay – Jac Cole (Alexander Valley, Sonoma County). $28 value
Dancin’ gift certificate for 2 people for wine tasting, followed by a glass of wine, followed by a four course lunch $90 value
Irvine and Roberts’ gift certificate for 2 Estate tastings – $35 value
2 Rogue Valley Wine Cards $168 value
Case Coffee Roasters: two 12oz bags of coffee, two $20 gift cards
Blossom Barn: 4 bottles Rogue Valley Perry $52 value
Wizard’s Way – $50 gift certificate
Eufloria – $25 gift certificate
Delectable Edibles:
Trader Joe’s Basket $50 value
Shop N Kart $200 gift card
Cracker Barrel $50 gift card
Ashland Food Coop $25 gift card
2 Hole in One BOGO cards $168 value
Escape Room Ashland – $168 Gift Certificate
Moonbow Archery – Archery lesson $75 value
Health, Wellness, Beauty:
Be Cherished: Beauty Gift Basket $234 value
Breeze Botanicals – Basket of Sun God tinctures and teas, clothing, bottles $160 value
Champion Massage: 1 hour massage $80
Puffs Smoke Shop – $50 gift certificate, plus CBD Relief Cream $36
Wellness Pet Supplies: Royal Green bed from Roxbury Pet $62 value
Fred Meyer $50 Gift Certificate
Coastal Farm $100 Gift Certificate