HELP A RETIRED RACE HORSE TODAY
Check out our Upcoming Events page (click link above)…the Navajo Horse Healing Project is coming to Old Friends at Cabin Creek THIS SATURDAY and you're invited!!
Regular tour hours will resume on Saturdays after this week's special event...
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of our dearly loved old friend and stallion, Crusader Sword , 29 years old. Grandpa, as many of us called him, died on Saturday evening, May 10th with his loving ‘mom’, JoAnn by his side. Many volunteers had surrounded him with love Saturday and saying goodbye was very hard.
Crusader was Virginia bred by Paul Mellon, trained by Mack Miller and was a true Grade 1 champion. We all miss his nickers and dinner dance which he performed at every meal, his beautiful eyes and his many licks for both volunteers and fans alike. Grandpa loved apples and carrots and was always kind and gentle to guests and children; a true elder statesman of Old Friends at Cabin Creek.
We invite you to come to Open House Saturdays from noon-3pm to honor him and say goodbye. JoAnn and Mark and all the volunteers are very grateful for the many expressions of sympathy and support they have received from you. To see more tributes to Cru, visit our OFCC Facebook page.
We’ll remember always our beautiful Crusader Sword.
The average cost of caring for a horse is approximately $15 per day. That amount is based on the cost of hay, grain plus regularly scheduled veterinary and farrier care. That amount increases significantly when there is serious illness or an injury or when the cost of hay and grain is affected by events beyond our control such as weather conditions, fuel costs and the economy. This amount does NOT reflect any costs associated with facility management such as grounds and building maintenance, repairs, snow removal, fencing and new construction.
We are 100% staffed by volunteers and no salaries are paid.
If you would like to support the work we do you can donate on line by clicking on the DONATE
If you prefer your tax deductible donation can be mailed to:
Old Friends at Cabin Creek, 483 Sand Hill Road, Greenfield Center, NY 12833
Red Down South arrived at Old Friends on 2/17/10, donated by owner/trainer Dennis Bride. Red was a turf runner with 31 starts, 9 times in the money (2-3-4) for career winnings totaling $116,330
Click Here for Red Down South's Bio
He came in 2nd in the 1992 Jim Dandy (first place in that race was our very own Thunder Rumble). His last race was in 2007, ridden by Calvin Borel. He now spends his days in the lavish company of fellow retiree superstar equine 'Zippy Chippy'.
Old Friends at Cabin Creek is the NY satellite of Old Friends Georgetown, Kentucky, a 501(c)3 organization -- 483 Sand Hill Rd. Greenfield, NY 12833 - (518) 698-2377 - firstname.lastname@example.org