Price can be adjusted based on the right horse fitting qualifications. Mounted Eagles, a non-profit therapeutic horsemanship program for people with physical, mental, social and/or emotional challenges is searching for a Draft or DraftCross or a sturdy Big Built QH or Appaloosa between the ages of 8 and 14yrs that is broke to ride, has a gentle disposition, 15 – 15.2 hh, strong bodied and NO HEALTH ISSUES. The horse will be asked to tolerate carrying a rider with a maximum weight of 225lbs (mostly unbalanced weight), be led and have one sidewalker on either side of the rider. He/She would need to be comfortable with the rider being mounted via mounting block and/or lift . He/she should also be tolerant of unexpected loud noises and sporadic movements that might be made by the rider. We would request a 60 day trial period to ensure that the fit is right for both the horse and the program. We will have a Vet check completed prior to final purchase. Donations are tax deductible. For more information about our program visit our website at www.mountedeagles.org or check us out on FB. Message Bill Aggie Stroot on FB or call 218.568.3968.
Hello Mounted Eagles’ riders, volunteers and family members!
Our next fundraising event will be A Night With The Stars held on October 26th at The Woods Event Center in Brainerd.
I will be mailing out SAVE THE DATE cards in the very near future. If there is someone you would like to receive one of these cards please send me the address and I will make sure one gets mailed.
Tickets for the event are at the barn and can be signed out for you to purchase and/or sell to family and friends. This will be the last big fundraising event for the year and we really need to promote attendance. It is a fun event and can be shared by all, family members, ME riders, Volunteers, friends, and business acquaintances. If you have never attended you don’t know what you are missing! There is a Buffet Dinner, Silent Auction, Entertainment and Dancing.
We are currently accepting Silent Auction donations, Sponsor Donations and offers for “Star Appearances”.
More information about the event can be found on our website and our FaceBook page or you can contact me directly.
Remember, the money we raise at our fundraising events enables us to pay expenses and keep our program operational. Our horses really like to eat too!
Although we charge $20 per lesson per rider, our COST PER LESSON per rider was in excess of $57.00 in 2017. In lieu of raising our lesson fees, We attempt to make up the other $37 per lesson thru fundraising, donations and grants. We also need to fund our Ridership Program which is in excess of the extra $37 per lesson.
Think about it, Mounted Eagles’is your special child or family member’s “football, baseball, volleyball, soccer, dance, or swim team”. WE NEED YOUR HELP IN PROMOTING AND PARTICIPATING IN OUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS.
Please feel free to forward this message to anyone you think might be interested in the event and our program needs.
Thanks to all of you for your support and participation.
Join us for another fun-filled Night With The Stars. This annual fundraising event will be held on Oct 26th at THE WOODS in Merrifield. You will enjoy a Dinner Buffet, Music with DJ Tami LU Smith, Cash Bar and a Silent Auction. You are also invited to come dressed as your favorite star and join us in our parade of Stars. This is OPTIONAL!
We welcome you to decorate your table to accentuate your business, family focuses, personal tastes or just have some fun with it! This too is OPTIONAL! You may purchase tickets by calling 218-820-0375 or Order your tickets online by entering the quantity below.
$35 per person in advance $40 at the door $250 for a table for 8. Purchase your tickets by paying online below.
Mounted Eagles Fund Raising Raffle Details
Raffle Sales Sept 8th through Oct 26th, $5 per ticket
Only 200 tickets will be sold!
- Valued at $400 – 2 nights at Black Pine Beach Resort in Pequot Lakes for up to four persons in a 2 bedroom cabin.
Dates for use are: 5/10/19 – 5/23/2019 OR 09/22/2019 -10/13/2019
- $ 100 Amazon Gift Card
- $ 50 Amazon Gift Card
- $ 50 Amazon Gift Card
Drawing will take place at the Night With The Stars event on October 26th. You DO NOT Need to be present to win!
Come on out and have lots of fun and help Mounted Eagles raise money so we can continue to provide therapeutic horsemanship and equine assisted activities for the physically, mentally, socially and/or emotionally challenged people who live and work in our communities.
Music Lovers and Horse Lovers of all ages enjoyed an afternoon full of games, exhibitions, petting zoo, and wonderful music. August 7th was an opportunity for the public to visit the Mounted Eagles therapeutic horsemanship program, housed at Spirit Horse Center in SE Brainerd, and learn more about the services provided. Lakes Area Music Festival members provided an outdoor concert under the trees on the lawn of SHC. There was a petting zoo, games and activities, a riding demonstration, a chance to actually test out the equicizers, Ace and Woody, and, of course, great food! Lakeland Pubic Television was on site and did a great job covering the activities of the afternoon and later airing the video on their newscast.
If you missed this opportunity stay tuned and watch Facebook and our Website for more exciting adventures and events hosted by Mounted Eagles.
Join us on Saturday, September 8th, for our annual Walk-N-Roll So They Can Ride fundraising event. Walkers, runners, bikers, wheelchairs, strollers all are welcome. Bring your family & friends and join the fun. The route will begin and end at the Trailside Center in Pequot Lakes. In addition this year we are combining with the event the 5K Run for the Horseshoes. Walkers and runners will take a 3.2 mile route on a nearby city street and the Paul Bunyan Trail. Bikers and those more ambitious will take a 6 mile route. There will be ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST for Freewill Offering and games at the Trailside Center as well as a raffle.
There is a minimum $25 registration fee for all participants ages 9 and older. Registration will begin at 8am and the starting time is 9am. Please complete the online registration form below for each participant and submit with your $25 registration fee. Registering early enables us to better prepare the food quantities and t-shirt numbers. You can create a team of family and friends and compete for one of the many prizes. Print off the Pledge Form to use for collecting your pledges from family and friends. There will be a prize for the most pledges collected.
Let’s make this the biggest and best Walk-N-Roll and Run for the Horseshoes ever!!
For more information contact Lynn Fairbanks at 218-831-8240.