Events benefiting Equine Outreach in Bend, Oregon.


Press Release

Equine Outreach Inc. received two new grants for community outreach and to work with the art communities in Bend and Deschutes County.
Equine Outreach Inc. (EOI), a local equine rescue and sanctuary, received a grant from Art4Moore/The Tides Foundation entitled “Art on The Range” that will connect local professional artists of all mediums and students of all ages with local rescue horses.  The grant will share experiences that highlight the mission of horse rescues and the plight of at-risk horses in Central Oregon.
EOI is excited to be continuing the work first supported by the Oregon Community Foundation to increase awareness of why horse rescue is important to the local community and how interaction with horses benefits a wide swath of individual and community groups: seniors, at-risk youth, court-ordered community service participants to name just a few. 
We will be supporting Christine Elder (a local artist and naturalist) who has been doing online art classes with students worldwide during the pandemic.  Her classes often have as many as 2500 students a day.
As reopening continues during the pandemic we know many people will want safe and educational opportunities to be outdoors and rescue ranches are an ideal setting for this to occur.  Art4Moore/Tides believes that art is a way for non-profits and schools to connect with their communities and that art programs are often the first to be cut during a crisis such as the one we are currently experiencing.  Both art and equine therapy are proven ways to help reduce stress and boy do we need stress relief now.
EOI also received a second related grant from the Deschutes County Commission to continue its broader work doing community outreach via social media and at community functions.  EOI recently worked with Bend Horse Talk to launch a statewide website LoveOregonHorses to help answer questions about horse rescue and connect adopters with horses needing new forever homes.
All of these activities will be tied to fundraisers to support the restructure of the ranch that is in progress and will help replace all EOI’s fundraisers that have been cancelled due to the pandemic.

From Christine Elder:

I’m pleased to announce that I’m continuing my online nature education and sketching sessions for a tenth week in a row as part of my free 'sheltering in place' series!
The fun starts today at Noon (PST), though you’ll see the correct time displayed for your zone when you sign up.

I'm thrilled to announce that a generous sponsor has stepped up to support our nature sketching sessions. Read about them below.
“Equine Outreach Inc. in Bend Oregon and the Art4Moore Foundation in San Francisco California are happy to help Christine share these great nature sketching classes with you all.

Equine Outreach Inc. is a horse rescue and sanctuary helping horses in need for the past 17 years. Art4Moore has supported art education and art therapy around the United States and internationally through grants for art supplies, art teachers and art therapy for the past 15 years.
Both organizations feel like the work that Christine is doing to bring art to so many students during these difficult times is very important - we believe that art heals, art inspires, and art connects us all with nature.”
In honor of their support, and because you probably already know that I'm a horse-lover, we'll be doing a special sketching session on Draft Horses on June 1st.
Check out the website of Equine Outreach to learn more about what they do, not only for horses in need, but also for our human community.

Christine's website HERE



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Have you ever asked yourself “Is this serious enough to call the Vet?”
Or wondered what to do before the Vet arrives?
This presentation focuses on identifying and explaining common emergencies, what you can do and what to expect when the Vet arrives..

Equine Outreach is offering an Equine First Aid webinar.

June 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM with time for Q&A after.
Cost is $15 to attend the webinar via Zoom.
Once we receive your PayPal payment we will send an email with the Zoom invitation prior to the start of the presentation.
This will be great information for anyone interested in Equine first aid whether you are a horse owner, volunteer at a rescue, interested in the equine veterinary field, or just a horse lover!
Please join EOI and Dr. Shannon Findlay on the 18th.
Hope to see you there!

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POLO Tournament

This wonderful event is benefiting two awesome local horse rescues!

Check back for updates on the 2020 tournament!