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On Saturday, February 11, 2017, the Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines celebrated the completion of its new Bell Education Center. The new education center and refurbished administration quarters was made possible through a generous endowment from the estate of two sisters, Robin and Barbara Bell. The new facility, which has state of the art audio-visual equipment, will be used for large volunteer groups, education classes, Board of Managers meetings, birthday parties, and other social gatherings.
“Our new Bell education and conference center underscores Ryerss Farm’s commitment to educating the public about our mission”, said Samuel W.M. Griffin, President. “We are here today to honor the memory and generosity of both Robin Sherrie Bell and Barbara Bell.” Two plaques, honoring each of the sisters, hang proudly in the new center.
Executors of the Bell Estate, members of the Board of Managers, Ryerss staff and volunteers attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication.
For more information about Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines view www.ryerssfarm.org or call (866) 469-0507.
Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines is the oldest non-profit horse sanctuary in the United States and continues to provide a haven for horses of all breeds, sizes, and walks of life, thanks to the generosity of our donors. Visitors are welcome to stop by the farm and see the horses between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The cost is free but donations are always appreciated.
THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF BRENNAN EQUINE WELFARE FUND!
The 60-stall Main Barn on Ryerss Farm property is over 30 years old and was showing its age. We desperately needed to replace the wooden floor in the second floor barn loft, which covers the entire stall area below. This floor had become very weak and rotted due to leaks in the old roof, and there was a chance that it would break through if weight was put on it, causing injury to both people and horses!
Through fundraising efforts of our many volunteers, as well as a wonderful grant from Brennan Equine Welfare Fund, we were able to complete this project by installing a beautiful new floor in the second floor barn loft. Now the main floor of the barn will be safer, warmer and drier, benefiting horses, volunteers, staff and visitors.