A horse rescue in Fairplay, Colorado, received a huge but welcome delivery on Saturday afternoon. Far View Horse Rescue was surprised with a donation of free horse feed from Purina Animal Nutrition.
Editor's note: Watch the video of the Purina Clydesdales surprising Far View Horse Rescue in Colorado; you won't be sorry!
The gift arrived during a volunteer and rescue appreciation event held at the 40-acre ranch near Breckenridge. Volunteers gathered to share stories of the team’s hard work and remember the countless horses saved and rehomed by Far View. During the event, the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, who have a longstanding relationship with Purina and are exclusively fed Purina feed, made a surprise visit to help Purina deliver the two tons of horse feed.
“To date, we have donated more than 800 tons of horse feed to help rehabilitate horses across the country through our sponsorship of A Home for Every Horse,” explained Purina Animal Nutrition Director of Lifestyle Marketing James Kinnear. “We are pleased to offer this gift to Far View Horse Rescue and hope it helps the organization continue to make such a positive impact on the horses and volunteers involved.
Representatives from A Home for Every Horse were also in attendance. The A Home For Every Horse program helps connect rescue organizations to resources and people available to help. Far View Horse Rescue is one of more than 600 horse rescues across the United States impacted by the partnership between Purina and A Home for Every Horse.
“Every horse deserves a good home. When we can find new homes for rescued horses, it makes everything worthwhile,” said Page Van Meter, lead volunteer of Far View Horse Rescue.
“We couldn’t do all of this without the help of our youth and adult volunteers and the support of programs such as A Home for Every Horse and Purina Horse Feed,” she added.
Purina Animal Nutrition LLC (www.purinamills.com) is a national organization serving producers, animal owners and their families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers throughout the United States. Driven to unlock the greatest potential in every animal, the company is an industry-leading innovator offering a valued portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and specialty technologies for the livestock and lifestyle animal markets. Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is headquartered in Shoreview, Minn. and a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O’Lakes, Inc.