Picnic at the Pasture | Gentle Spirit Horses Rescue & Sanctuary

Picnic at the Pasture

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.*

Join us for Texas Roadhouse Chili & Hot Dogs!

There's nothing better than a bowl of chili on a brisk fall day and we will be serving chili donated by the Sioux Falls Texas Roadhouse! In addition, there will be hot dogs and fixings!

We've finalized the menu and have some great sponsors. We'll be having chili donated by the Sioux Falls Texas Roadhouse, hot dogs donated by Stacy M & Mat C, and cookies donated by the Tyndall Bakery, Carrie's Bakery in Yankton, and logo cookies donated by Desiree Quinn. Chesterman Company has donated two cases of water, a case of Coke and a case of Diet Coke. Conklin Distributing is donating Sparkling Ice water. Cahoy's in Tyndall is donating paper products and CashSmart in Scotland is donating apple cider and condiments. And HyVee and Walmart in Yankton have both donated gift cards to help purchase the incidentals.

Bounce House and More!

One of the big draws at our Picnic at the Pasture - Open House Fundraiser are the inflatables! Thanks to Bounce Around Inflatables out of Tea and Bonnie G we will have a large bounce house, a toddler play area, and pony hops!Come join us as we have a great time and raise funds for the horses!


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.

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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!

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Meet Adoptable Horses!

Come meet some of our horses looking for homes! To be eligible to adopt and take your horse home at the Open House, your Adoption Application must be in by October 10. If just looking, this is the perfect time to meet a few horses! Horses may change if adopted prior to October 16.


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Adoptable Horse Stall Sponsor


Inflatables Sponsor

Bonnie Gansemer
Bounce Around Inflatables, Tea, SD

Gold Sponsor

Dakota Large Animal Clinic
Jason Fink & Trinity

Silver Sponsor

Yankton Hy-Vee
Yankton Walmart

Sponsorship Opportunities

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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