Picnic in the Park | Gentle Spirit Horses Rescue & Sanctuary

Picnic in the Park

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Join us for a fun day with the horses at our annual Open House Fundraiser!

All day you can shop the tack swap - open to all to sell, enjoy horse/pony rides, inflatables, games, a petting zoo, and good food.

Shop our ticket raffle and silent auction for amazing items.

Meet adoptable horses and learn more about volunteer opportunities at the rescue. Pre-approved adopters can adopt and take their horse home from the event. Get pre-approved at http://gentlespirithorses.org/adoption-application

And just enjoy a fun day with family and friends while helping to provide a shelter for South Dakota's needy horses!

Sponsorship opportunities are available to help keep this event free for all. Email tiffany@gentlespirithorses.org for more information.*

Hoof-It! Ride/Run/Rescue

The day starts with our second annual Hoof It Run/Ride - an approximately 6 mile/10k trail ride (run/walk) on the roads near the shelter. Bring your horse and friends and get the party started! Leaving the farm at 11:00 a.m. $10 suggested donation.

* NOTE: horses are not provided for the trail ride. You may bring your own horse to ride or drive, or can walk or run the course. Helmets required for all riders under 18 and strongly encouraged for adult riders.

Tack Swap

Got extra tack? Looking for tack? Join us from 11am-5pm for our Open House Tack Swap!

This year, we are not charging a fee to sell! Bring your items, a table, some chairs, and setup!

The tack swap will be running through our trail ride and all day during our Open House fall fundraiser. Help us make this an annual event people look forward to!

If you'd like to donate items to the Gentle Spirit Horses Rescue booth, please reach out to info@gentlespirithorses.org to arrange to get items here. All funds raised go to the horses!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Gentle Spirit Horses Rescue is South Dakota’s largest horse rescue and has been helping horses, law enforcement and families since 2010. We have set up roots halfway between Tyndall and Scotland, South Dakota, and are holding an open house to get to know our community! This fun-filled day will spread our mission, let people know how they can help, and is a major fundraiser that helps feed the horses in our care. You can help Gentle Spirit Horses keep this event free to the community by becoming a sponsor!

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