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Thirty Years of Helping Horses Time to have a Party Horse Lovers United Inc. (HLU) was incorporated In August 1992, for the purpose of finding new homes for horses that were no longer wanted or useful to their current owners, as an alternative to being sent to slaughter. During these thirty years, most of the horses helped have been Standardbreds or harness horses. Fortunately, many more people are finding out that Standardbreds can excel at other careers after racing. In fact, their talents are unlimited. For many years, HLU celebrated our anniversary by having a Night at the Races, and people came and enjoyed a dinner in the Clubhouse at the track, and a blanket was given to a winning horse of a selected race. Several adopters often brought their horses and led the post parades, to show off their horse’s new talents. Unfortunately, times have changed, interest has dwindled, as well as volunteers to help with such an event. This year HLU is asking you to help us celebrate by having a party for us, and help raise money for our three remaining sanctuary horses. This can be any kind of party: birthday and you could ask guests to donate to HLU in your name; backyard barbeque, and guests could bring a gift/prize and do a silent auction, or guests could bring something to donate to HLU to sell. HLU rents a booth at Flea Market 13 Antiques & Collectibles in Pocomoke, MD. The possibilities are endless. One HLU supporter had a Unicorn party one year and turned her horses into Unicorns to the delight of the guests. Guests all brought prizes and they held a Silent Auction and sent the money to HLU.
LET’S HAVE A PARTY! Last summer, Kathleen Hayes, a supporter of HLU, decided to have a small intimate Unicorn party in her back yard to raise some funds for the retired horses HLU has to care for every month. The party was small, because of Covid and she invited co-workers whom she was around every day. They were asked to bring an item for a Silent Auction. The horses became Unicorns. Everybody loved getting their photo taken with a Unicorn. If you have a horse or a pony in your back yard, please consider doing a fund-raiser like this to help horses that are not so fortunate to have a home of their own. If you don’t have a horse, we will supply you with sturdy photos of our horses that need the help. We can also supply some boots to fill with donations for each horse. Most of you probably have back yard barbecues, birthday parties, and other small gatherings. PLEASE consider doing something to help these horses. I think it could make your party even more enjoyable. We also have some items we could give you for the Silent Auction, including some decorated horseshoes. These are shoes worn by some actual racehorses. HLU is no longer able to have “regular” fund-raisers, like the big Silent Auction that we had every January at the DSOA Awards Banquet. If enough of you will party for HLU, it will make a difference. Even 10 people can make a difference! Or maybe horses and Unicorns are not your thing, but you would still like to help. How about a baseball theme, or Nascar, or whatever your favorite thing is. We will still help you with planning and some prizes. Spring Cleaning It's right around the corner. Please remember HLU and our "sanctuary" horses that we have to care for until they pass. Star, Tarzan, and Ty, 3 Standardbred geldings, that depend on HLU and their dedicated volunteers that provide the care they need. HLU has to raise about $1,000 every month to pay their expenses. When you are cleaning out your unwanted items, please consider having a yard sale and donating the proceeds to HLU. Don't have time for a sale? Donate your high quality items and we can pick them up and sell them in our booth at Flea Market 13 Antiques & Collectibles in Pocomoke City, MD. Socializing Do you like to get out and meet people? There are many opportunities for HLU to set up a table and sell some of our items and get the word out about what we do.
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SPECIAL OFFER! ALL MEMBERSHIPS ARE CURRENTLY 50% OFF! YOU CAN'T BEAT THIS PRICE! Membership is only $10 annually and $100 Lifetime. Rewards are offered to members. Remember that there is strength in numbers. Membership Rewards All members showing their HLU membership card will receive discounts/special offers at these businesses. Horses and Healing Arts – Call and ask about services available and HLU discount Ocean View, Delaware 302-430-4644 ________________________________ Layfield Vet Services – Discount on farm calls for adopted horses Princess Anne, Maryland 443–397-7682 - Call to confirm --------------------------- Still Meadow Farm Fruitland, Maryland Clinics/Lessons/Training 410-543-4549 Text to confirm -443-614-5577 --------------------------------------------------- Mane Designs Wallops Island, Virginia 757-824-4180 –Call to ask what is being offered ------------------------ Horse Lovers United, Inc. Salisbury, Maryland 410-749-3599 – Call to ask what is being offered ------------------------------ Farmers & Planters Too- Rewards available on Wednesdays Salisbury, Maryland 410-546-3989 ------------------------------ Chicks Discount Saddlery -10% discount in store only; exceptions: gift certificates Harrington, Delaware 1-800-444-2441 –Ask for Robin Fleming if necessary -------------------------------- Two Old Mares Blanket Services Georgetown, Delaware 410-726-1777-call to ask what is being offered If any of these businesses tell you they are not participating, please let us know. They could have new owners or new employees. Please call 410-749-3599 and leave a message or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a business, and would like to join this program, please let us know.