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Mounted Poker Run to Benefit Pure Thoughts on August 3rd

Wellington, FL -- July 25, 2008 -- Palm Beach County Horseman's Association is presenting a Mounted Poker Run to benefit Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue on Sunday, August 3, 2008 an the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in Okeeheelee Park, West Palm Beach. The event starts at 8 am and is open to all riders. There is a $20 entry fee.

The Poker Run net proceeds go to benefit Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue. The winning entry receives 50% of the funds raised. The Poker Run will start at 8 am with the last rider required in by noon. The trail ride at a walk is approximately 30 - 45 minutes. All entries will receive a Pure Thoughts wrist bracelet.

In a mounted Poker Run, entries ride over a trail course at the Brandon Equestrian Center. On course will be five stations. At each station each rider will receive a sealed envelope with a playing card enclosed. At the conclusion of the ride, each rider will open their envelopes and that becomes their hand. Best hand wins.

The Brandon Equestrian Center does require a free permit which can be obtained on line at http://www.pbcgov.com/parks/equestrian/jimbrandon, then click on Reservations and Permit. There is no cost. Or call 561-340-1467 and we will fax one. Permits can be completed the day of the ride.

This ride is open to the public and the people of Pure Thoughts will be there to participate in the ride. Some very special horses will be in this ride. Some of the volunteers will be riding horses that are available for adoption. Victoria McCullough will be riding a very special rescue. He is a paint that when we outbid the killbuyers for him we thought it would be just to give him a humane last chapter to his life, with the wonderful care he received by Dr. John Bryk of the Mapleton Clinic in Ohio, this boy made it through and arrived at the Mida farm last week, it was nothing short of a miracle. Victoria will be riding this "Miracle Boy." Whitney, one of PT's volunteers will be riding Yahzi, many of you know the "Yahzi Story," he was one of the first horses ever saved by Pure Thoughts. Brad Gaver will be riding one of the rescue horses and we are even getting Jennifer Swanson on a horse, of course she will be getting on our broke broke broke rescue horse named Cloud Dancer who is a sanctuary horse. Seeing Jennifer on a horse should get everyone out to participate.

The Triumph Project - The Davis McCullough Foundation funded the Triumph Project as an awareness campaign to enlighten the world through unified efforts, both in the United States as well as abroad, of the betrayal of our equine ally. Throughout history, horses have served us by escorting us to battle, tilling our fields, drawing our carriages, and enriching our lives as our companions and friends.

Pure Thoughts Inc. - is an all-volunteer 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of horses, yearlings and foals that were intended to go to slaughter for human consumption. These horses would have been brutally tortured and slaughtered. Pure Thoughts Inc. Horse & Foal Rescue also rescues horses from starvation, abuse and neglect, any horse in need. To date, over 1150 innocent equines have been saved and we will continue to fight for the horses. We cannot do this alone...we need your help!! Please help us and others save these beautiful animals and please remember in your thoughts the ones we were unable to reach.


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