Toss Some Hay Our Way! #1

Brrr! This might be ♫ lovely weather for a sleigh ride together, but the cold is tough on horses, and it takes more than ♪ chestnuts roasting on an open fire to keep them warm. With no grass, it takes lots of HAY.  Please help. We have over 130 retired equines on our Georgetown farm, and each needs a bale or more per day when the weather turns arctic. That's 4,000 bales a month! A tax-deductible donation will assure that ♪ our hay will come! ♫

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  • $4,425Raised
  • $20,000Goal

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Thank You Gifts

Old Friends Bookmark

For a donation of $25 or more.

Receive one of our bookmarks featuring an Old Friends horse! Please note that this photo is an example of the bookmarks. Bookmarks are assorted and chosen randomly.

Number Available: Unlimited

Set of 5 post cards

For a donation of $50 or more.

Receive a special set of 5 post cards featuring Little Mike, Alphabet Soup, Cajun Beat, Eldaafer and Amazombie.

Number Available: 44

Old Friends 2019 Magazine by DRF

For a donation of $100 or more.

Receive 7th edition magazine produced by the Daily Racing Form. Spotlights the retired horses of Old Friends. 104 color pages with stunning Barbara D Livingston photos.

Number Available: Unlimited

2019 Old Friends Calendar and Magazine

For a donation of $250 or more.

Our spectacular annual calendar! This year full of the Art of Old Friends images. All your favorites! Also receive our 2019 edition Old Friends magazine!

Number Available: Unlimited

Double Charm T-shirt

For a donation of $500 or more.

A star of a t-shirt! Featuring Little Silver Charm with his hero, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner SILVER CHARM! Let us know your size.

Number Available: Unlimited

Book: The Art of Old Friends

For a donation of $1000 or more.

Coffee table style book features exceptional paintings, drawings, and pencil sketches from Old Friends artist-in-residence Dagmar Galleithner-Steiner.

Number Available: Unlimited

Personal Tour & Picnic Lunch with Founder Michael Blowen

For a donation of $2500 or more.

A 1.5 hour personal tour with President & Founder, Michael Blowen. End with a picnic lunch! Subject to availability, must book 2 weeks in advance. Not available Derby week.

Number Available: 5

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The mornings have turned crisp and frosty. The horses trot toward their caregivers with happy greetings of snorts and bucks. For the humans at Old Friends, winter brings the daily challenges of knocking ice off the waterers, slogging through mud (or slipping on ice) with feed and hay twice a day, and checking that the horse blankets haven't gone all twisty overnight. In the office, our number of visitors drops a lot in the winter months and we search for new ways to raise funds to replace that loss. With over 200 horses in our care (from Kentucky Derby winners to many who never saw the inside of a winner’s circle) we go through an enormous amount of hay. We hope you will extend a helping 'hoof' again this year by donating toward our winter care needs. On behalf of the Old Friends herd, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Old Friends provides a lifetime of dignified retirement to Thoroughbreds whose racing and breeding careers have ended. But we couldn't do what we do without our generous supporters (pssst, that’s you). Please help Old Friends this season by making a tax-deductible donation. See below for examples of how your gift will help:

$10 Can buy two bales of hay!

$25 Can buy five bags of stall shavings

$50 Can buy a round hay bale for large pastures

$100 Can buy five bags of senior feed

$150 Can pay for two visits from the vet

$200 Can buy a brand new winter blanket

$250 Can pay for a herd visit from the farrier


Old Friends, Inc.

About the Organization

1841 Paynes Depot Rd.
Georgetown, KY 40324-9138

EIN: 20-0049798



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