Animal Fairy Charities will present a Musical Horse Aid benefit concert at the Walworth County Fair Grounds in Wisconsin Sept. 15. Musical Horse Aid is a day-long event featuring live entertainment and performances by various bands.
The event is intended to increase awareness and raise funds for the care, safety, and rescue of horses.
"We must support our equine rescue organizations that give these horses the second chance they need," said Debra Lopez, president of Animal Fairy Charities. "Most can be successfully retrained for second careers as show horses, companion horses, riding horses, and even therapy horses for the handicapped. Those that can not go on to a new career are able to live out their lives in peace and dignity with loving people that care for them."
Musical Horse Aid will run from noon to 10 pm. The Wisconsin National Guard will open and close the event with a full color guard and a national anthem tribute. The Kettle Moraine Rough Riders will also perform.
Entertainment will include various musical styles, among them country, folk, and rock.
Several speakers are scheduled throughout the event, including Shelley Abrams, board member of the R.A.C.E. Fund; Gail Vacca of the Animal Welfare Institute; Jill Fritz of the Humane Society of the United States; Shelley Sawhook of the American Horse Defense Fund; Barbara Boubelik-Chmielewski of Lazy Maple Equine and Rescue Rehabilitation Center; and Sandy Kimpfbeck of the Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation.
Ticket presales are available at www.animalfairycharities.org. Tickets are $25, with all proceeds donated to horse rescue organizations and other related charities, such as the Humane Society of the United States, Habitat for Horses, Thoroughbred Charities of America, Lazy Maple Equine, and the Midwest Welfare Foundation of Wisconsin.