Dear Friends of Horse Connections,
A horrible tragedy has occurred. A friend lost her stables, some horses, animals and her business to a fire Saturday night, August 31. Willow Brook Stable was located on Route 228 near Mars, PA. Kristi Filipiak Airgood has a Go Fund Me Page and anything you can do to help would be appreciated. She knows nothing can replace the animals and her heart is broken. Please remember her, her family and clients in your prayers.
From Kristi -
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to my customers who lost their beloved horses in the fire last night. I am so sorry and I cannot imagine the pain you are going through.
I would like to thank the first responders who worked so hard for hours and hours. These men and women were amazing in the line of duty.
I would also like to thank the amazing support that came to try to help. Mary Gamble, Kelly Eckenroad, Sandy Booth and several of my customers having you there with me meant the world to me.
Willow Brook Stable burned to the ground. Five horses, and possibly our pig and cat were trapped inside. The majority of the horses were turned out in the pastures and are safe. Please keep us and our clients in your prayers.
It's believed, fireworks set off from the nearby neighborhood started the fire.
Go Fund Me Page - https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kristi-and-her-clients-afte…
Top Junior Rider Trophy Winner
Congratulations to Madelyn Trebilcock of Gibsonia, PA, for winning the 2019 Horse Connections Top Junior Rider Trophy at the Mountaineer Hunter Jumper Association Endless Summer Horse Show August 17 - 18 at the West Virginia University Ruby Research Farm show grounds in Reedsville, WV.
She is shown here with her horse, Red Jacket, and with her trainer, Chelsie Stair, of Candy Lane Acres in Franklin Park, PA.
Great job Madelyn!
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