Saturday Links from Tipperary

Bid on Lauren Kieffer's hand-painted boot to support Brooke USA! Photo courtesy of Lisa Curry Mair. Bid on Lauren Kieffer's hand-painted boot to support Brooke USA! Photo courtesy of Lisa Curry Mair.

Remember this gorgeous bit of artwork? It can be yours! Featuring Lauren Kieffer and painted by Lisa Curry Mair, it is being auctioned to benefit Brooke USA and their “Give a Donkey a Drink” campaign. This wonderful organization is the world’s largest international equine welfare charity that aids millions of working horses, donkeys and mules around the world.

Brooke USA’s project, “Buy a Donkey a Drink,” is raising support to construct five permanent water troughs in the Shala Woreda district of Ethiopia to ease the suffering of the 11,500 working horses, donkeys and mules in the region. This project will reduce the mortality rate of working equines in this area by an estimated 45 percent. This is just one example of Brooke USA’s extremely important work to help equines around the world. Now you can support the organization by bidding on Lauren Kieffer’s beautiful hand-painted Tucci boot. The painting, entitled “Patrick and Lauren at Rolex” depicts Lauren and Landmark’s Monte Carlo on their way to winning the Land Rover Ride of the Day at Rolex this year.  All proceeds from the auction will benefit Brooke USA. The auction ends August 6th and you can bid online. Get yourself some art and do a good deed in the process. [Auction Information]

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U.S. Weekend Preview:

Huntington Farm H.T. [Website]

Old Chatham H.T. [Website]

The Maryland at Loch Moy H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Great Meadow FEI Nations Cup CIC [Website] [Entry Status] [Schedule]

Chattahoochee Hills Summer II H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Roebke’s Run H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

40th Annual Whidbey Island H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Round Top H.T. [Website]

Coconino Summer I H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Saturday Links: 

Charges filed in 40 horse seizure case in Virginia

Crews respond to fire at horse riding facility in Medway, Massachusetts

North Carolina owner seeks justice for horse killed by gunfire

Utah horse owners encouraged to take precautions against WNV

The wildly beautiful Icelandic Horse is also a wildly successful act of branding

Horse survives after falling out of trailer on I-91

Saturday Video: I’ll just leave this here.