Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fire at Gateway Farm

Yesterday a fire burned down a barn at Gateway Farm, killing one horse and injuring eight.  I don't think they know how it started; there was an explosion heard by neighbors but I don't know anything more than that.  There's a short video clip on this news report.
News report on the fire

Gateway Farm breeds flashy sport horses, spotted eventing wonders like Winston's Appaloosa sire, Wild Time Joker.



 Yes, Winston was born and raised at Gateway Farms.  Sandy Savage's wonderful mare, Releve, was also bred by Liz.

But, Gateway Farm is more than a sport horse breeding farm. There is also a long standing Pony Club (Liberty Oaks Pony Club).  Liz loves her horses and the kids.  Many of the horses are in their late 20s and even 30s and, when we visited, Liz introduced us to them with obvious love and pride.

The barn that burned was her main barn, containing her tack room and office, in addition to horse stalls.  Brett and I are going to sort through our boxes of unused tack and donate them to her for the Pony Club.  Here is a fund raiser link, if any of you are so inclined.

4 comments:

  1. This makes me sick at heart for them.

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  2. That is just so unimaginable! Horrific to think about. So sorry for them. So good of you.

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  3. How tragic!! Oh, these fires are so scary - I really can't even imagine how helpless people must feel when they come so close. But to lose a horse - heart-wrenching. Those spots are gorgeous, indeed!

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