Award Nomination for Charity which gets the Wheels Turning for Equines

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“All we ask is that each provider charge the least they can, to make this part of the equine rescue process as affordable as possible,” says Nash. “That’s the key to saving lives.”

A nonprofit group which runs a network to enable at-risk horses to be moved affordably across North America has been nominated for a prestigious award.
Terry' Fitch's Rig with 11 rescued wild burros from the BLM headed to TMR with Marjorie Farabee as Fleet of Angels, TMR and Wild Horse Freedom Federation work together to ensure the burros are not shipped to Guatemala

Terry’ Fitch’s Rig with 11 rescued wild burros from the BLM headed to TMR with Marjorie Farabee as Fleet of Angels, TMR and Wild Horse Freedom Federation work together to ensure the burros are not shipped to Guatemala

Fleet of Angels is in the running for the Equine Industry Vision Award, which is given by the American Horse Publications organization. The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding leadership, creativity and meritorious contribution toward positive changes in the equine industry.

Past recipients include industry notables such as Olympic equestrian gold medal winner David O’Connor, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association founder Robert Cacchione, and the past director of the Mustang Heritage Foundation, Patti Colbert.

Fleet of Angels was nominated by Dr Ann Marini, a scientist whose research into potential horse-meat toxicity arising from drug residues is widely known.

 The organization is the brainchild of Elaine Nash. The network she established more than three years ago has benefited thousands of equines across the US and Canada.

“We have several thousand members, but I want 100,000,” Nash told Horsetalk.

“If we can get to the point where there’s a transporter within 25 miles of every at-risk horse, we can increase our current success rate even more,” she says.

Nash spends most of her time working to help horses, including over weekends and holidays…(CONTINUED)

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