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Tue, Aug. 14th, 2007, 10:07 am
meupatdoes: Horse Donation (sort of!)

I would be interested in placing on of my horses in a college riding program for a year while I am studying in Germany. He is a 9yo TB gelding.
I am not willing to make a permanent donation, but I would be happy to place him somewhere that can use him whle I am away.
I will fully insure the horse for mortality and major medical and will sign whatever waivers the school wants me to sign promising not to sue them if he dies or gets hurt in a freak accident.

My trainer and I both agree that going to that sort of program where he would see a lot of different riders would be good for him, and he is a fancy horse who jumps great and would be great for the more advanced riders to jump. My trainer is very reputable and will back me up on this.

Here is an absolutely ANCIENT video which was taken the first week we had him. I will work on getting a current video of him actually jumping real jumps, so please just take me on faith for now that he can do 3' and higher in his sleep.

He is currently located in NJ.

Let me know if anyone rides for a program that would be interested!

Thu, Aug. 16th, 2007 01:03 pm (UTC)
searching4one

He's great! I wish we could take him for a year but we're in West Michigan..You probably don't want him to go that far :-)

Fri, Aug. 17th, 2007 07:30 am (UTC)
meupatdoes

Tell me some more about your program.

I don't care where he goes so much as how good of a match the program is for him/he is for the program.

My email is meupatdoes at gmail dot com.

Thu, Aug. 16th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
bohorseok

I'm not in a program there, but Centenary College has a huge one and might be a good place for him. If you wouldn't mind him being in a regular lesson program, Hidden Brook Farm in Bedminster is looking for a few lease and lesson horses right now.

Fri, Aug. 17th, 2007 07:34 am (UTC)
meupatdoes

Centenary was the first place my trainer called (he has a longstanding relationship with them). They didn't really want to have him because he won't be an outright donation and they are worried about liability if something happens to him.

Believe me, I would love for him to go there because I know it's a great program.

Fri, Aug. 17th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
bohorseok

Should have known that would be the first place you'd think of, too.
I think Rutgers-New Brunswick has a riding team, and Princeton definitely does, so either of them might have a place for him, though they don't have their own stables. Drew University has a big enough program that they "recruit" for it, so they're another possibility.

Fri, Aug. 17th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
aureacherub

I just graduated from Centenary College, and I think they may be interested in having him. It's a great school with some really talented riders, and he'll be well taken care of and looked after. You'll want to contact Andrea Wells--all her information can be found on the website, click athletics, then equestrian on the side.

http://www.centenarycollege.edu

Hope that works out for you, he's pretty cute.

Fri, Aug. 17th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
aureacherub

oh right, forgot to mention Centenary is in Long Valley, NJ--well, the barn is. Campus is in Hackettstown--Northwest edge of Jersey. But nothing is more than 2 1/2 hours away from anything in Jersey anyway.

Fri, Aug. 17th, 2007 07:34 am (UTC)
meupatdoes

Centenary was the first place my trainer called (he has a longstanding relationship with them). They didn't really want to have him because he won't be an outright donation and they are worried about liability if something happens to him.

Believe me, I would love for him to go there because I know it's a great program.

Tue, Oct. 16th, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
hookedonhorses

I was researching some some colleges and stumbled onto North DAkota State University. They have some information about "loaner" horses as they put it.

The link is....

http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ars/equine_studies/about/loanerhorses.htm

I for one have no other information or first hand knowledge on the subject but thought you may want to look into it.

Hope this helps :)
Jessica & Chubs