Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue is located about ten miles east of Arkadelphia (south of Hot Springs). First-time visitors can call Tom Cates at 870-403-7925 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for directions. All visits are by appointment only.
Our hearts are heavy for our long-time friend and supporter Fred Miller who lost his 24 year old daughter Alyssa in an accident last week. Our thoughts and most heartfelt prayers are with the entire Miller family as they go through this difficult time.
Stop by and see us!
A SPECIAL DAY!! Saturday, May 4th, 2013 from 10:00 - 2:00. Open House/Baby Shower! Come help us celebrate the upcoming birth of Anna's baby!!! Help get the "nursery" ready or just come out to visit her and/or brush the horses!!!! We will be serving carrot cake in her honor!!!!!
OAKLAWN - DERBY DAY!
We had an AWESOME day! A HUGE THANK YOU to Richard & Karen Papiese of Dyer, Indiana for helping us! And Thank you to Paula Barnes and Jennifer Hoyt! We also want to thank everybody that came out, gave, bought, talked, supported, encouraged and thanked us for what we do! It was really heartwarming to know we have the support of the community! Also a big thank you to Oaklawn Racing & Gaming for allowing us to be a part of it!
MANY THANKS to Wheeler Printing for printing our brochures for us!
A great bunch of people and we highly recommend their service!
108 Printers Place, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913, Telephone: 501-624-5333
We had a great bunch of kids come out from Ouachita Baptist University's Tiger Serve to help muck, rake and love on the horses. Thank you to Kelsey J.Frink, Wiley Henson, Krystal Morris, Meagan Stiles, Emily Sanders, Jonathan Adams, Tori Jones and Justin Rose! We appreciate your help!
Monday, March 11, 2013 we had an AWESOME group of kids from the University of North Dakota in a group called "Students Today, Leaders Forever" visit the ranch! They were participating in a "pay it forward" program during their Spring Break and volunteered 4 hours of service to the ranch! They were able to rake, muck, pick up sticks and rocks in horse's paddocks and spread compost! They did a GREAT job and we want to say THANK YOU to Lauren Engelhart, Skyler Modrow, Alexis D'Souza, Chris Julson, Hailey Joyce, Carissa Weber, Carissa Rasch, Halee Goodrich, Amanda Woll, Sadie Madson, Valerie Osmonson, Wyatt Dupay, Katie Hoff, Andrea Hill, Maggie Yutrzenka, Nicole Buckentine, Dayln Limesand, Sarah Bulger, Haley Prozinski, Megan Glockner, Kaylee Scott, Joey Schaefbauer, Abby Margo, Karen Nygren, Ross Nelson, Megan Downey, Jenna Sagedahl, Courtney McDonald, Kate Fitzgerald and Maggie Dye!!! Y'all are welcome back anytime!!
Beginning February 2nd and the first Saturday of every month thereafter (weather permitting) we will be hosting an Open House/Work Day at the ranch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This will be a chance for you to come out and see the horses or for those who want to lend a hand mucking stalls, washing halters, feed buckets, water buckets, etc. to come out and enjoy the day with us. Feel free to bring a sack lunch and stay the whole afternoon!
First time visitors must attend a 30-minute orientation before interacting with the horses.
All visitors must depart the ranch by 2:30 p.m. before the evening feed. NO EXCEPTIONS!
If you are interested in attending and/or volunteering on any of these Saturdays, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Cathy Condray at (512) 750-2292 for further information.
A huge thank you to Gary Grubbs, Braxton Plaxco, Ashia Brown, and Amy Fite of Henderson State University. As part of their pursuasive speech project in Oral Communications they came out to the ranch and helped clear brush!!!
A big THANK YOU to Fred Miller and the Department of NorthShore Psychiatry in Evanston, Illinois, for their sponsorship of Maynard and Harley!
Congratulations to Jean Abshire of Hot Springs, AR on her adoption of our beautiful Daisy!
Congratulations to Katie Cooley on her adoption of River!
Thank you to all who come out to our Volunteer/Work Day at the ranch! We met some new friends and the horses got all the attention they wanted!
New volunteers signing up!!
Bob getting attention!!
Lucas draws a crowd!
Our wonderful volunteer, Cathy Condray helping out!!
River loving on his favorite human, Jim Fletcher!
Thank you to the Tom Ray family, his two sons, Ethan and Cameron for their generous donation of hay!
Our booth at the Bismarck BBQ Bash! Thanks to all who volunteered to make this a success!
Congratulations to Ms. Lindy Book on her adoption of Locket!
Locket meeting her new friend, Sandman.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our own POLLY CATES!! She is the "quiet strength" behind our rescue always taking care of the sick, injured or starved horses and making sure everybody is fed and tucked into bed! Hope you have a wonderful day! You deserve it and we love you!!!
Open House/Volunteer meeting on Sunday, August 19th at 1:00 at the ranch! Come visit the horses at the rescue! We will also be discussing the upcoming fundraiser! Hope to see you there!
A huge Thank You to Dr. Danny Lilley, DDS of Daingerfield, Texas for his generous donation of 134 square bales of hay. And thanks to Jimmy Grant, Billy Mac Harrison, Virles Wasson and Jim Fletcher for the help loading and unloading! We appreciate it very much!
Thank you to Garland and Iris Kellum for their donation of 20 round bales! Also thanks to Alfred Stuart who helped load and unload the hay!
Thank you to Daniel and Velma Neal who donated 14 round bales!
Congratulations to Karen Woodall on her adoption of Casey and Shaye!!
We would like to say a big THANK YOU to the following sponsors for our horse show held on June 9th:
Hot Springs Equestrian Center
Mountain Valley Water
Rocky Mountain Grill
First Baptist Church of Arkadelphia
270 Farm Supply
Mid South Pools
The Floor Store
J.C. Turf Supplies
Step Ahead Farm
Wright's Farrier Service
Woodall Real Estate
The benefit horse show put on by Ravenswood Equestrian Center and Hot Springs Equestrian Center was a huge success!! We met a lot of great people and had a grand time. One of our horses even got adopted! We can't wait for the second show in September! We hope to see old friends as well as meet new ones! Mark your calendar for September 15th!!!
Steve Buckles cooking up the food!
Toilet Paper race trophy!
River and Shaye were very good boys! River getting rubs by Karen Woodall!
Our volunteer Tori Jones with River.
The Patino family checking out River!
Judy Vandermeer, Nancy Shaw and Sebastian
Lots of ribbons!
Our local news station's story on the rescue and our upcoming benefit horse shows!
Watch the entire story here!
By: Craig O'Neill
Arkadelphia, Ark. (KTHV) -- From time to time you'll see a news story involving an abused horse. Oftentimes the pictures of these poor animals are disgusting. While we see them taken off the property of abusive owners, for most of us we never hear what happens next. The hope is that these animals make it to Give Me A Chance Farm.
Don't forget the benefit horse show this Saturday, June 9th! Come out, meet our volunteers, and a couple of our horses, have a burger or a hot dog and watch the show! It's going to be a good time!
Congratulations to Robert and Tonya Robb and family on their adoption of Rojo and Officer!!
Congratulations to David and Cindy Robinson on their adoption of Harry and Olivia! They have found their special person and their forever home!!
Barn Cleaning! - Please keep us in mind when you are cleaning out your tack rooms and feed rooms. We have a Wish List on our How to Donate and Volunteer page. We rely completely upon donations.
Aluminum Cans - We are collecting aluminum cans for recycling to help pay our feed bill. If you cannot bring the cans to the ranch or to our storage room at Security Warehouse in Arkadelphia, give us a call and we will arrange to pick them up.
WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH THE FOLLOWING SITES TO HELP OUR RESCUE!
PLEASE VISIT ONE TODAY TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
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Also find us on HERE!
We have signed up with Empties4Cash Your empty ink cartridges can make a difference. Contact us and we will arrange for pickup!
Apple Butter Treats. Buying treats for your horses that are made by hand with wholesome, all-natural ingredients helps the horses of Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue! On the order page, there is a place to indicate the participating rescue group to receive profits. Please enter Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue in that space. Try some today and help our horses!