“Barnraiser” Fundraising Party for Habitat for Horses on November 9, in Round Top, Texas.
Habitat for Horses, a nonprofit dedicated to equine rescue and rehabilitation, is saddling up for its eighth annual Barnraiser on Saturday, November 9 at Henkel Hall in Round Top, Texas.
Founded in 1998 by Jerry Finch, Habitat for Horses has helped more than 6,800 equine and have adopted out about 6,000. For this year’s Barnraiser, Ginger Barber, vice-president of Habitat for Horses and founder of Ginger Barber Interior Design, is teaming up with famed Houston and Round Top, Texas, restaurateurs Cinda and Armando Palacios, to host the event.
There will be entertainment by rising country singer-songwriter Tyller Gummersall, a live auction, and rounds of “ranch waters” and food from POPI Burger.
“I’m very happy to be a part of this year’s Habitat for Horses fundraiser,” says Gummersall, who, in addition to being on the road with his own music, does the YouTube country-music podcast Tales From the Trail, featuring interviews with contemporary and legendary country musicians. “Horses are truly special. They can teach us so much. ... I truly think that striving to be a good horseman and good horse owner makes you a better person.”
If you agree and would like to be in the company of others who want to do something to help man’s other best friend, Gummersall and Barber would love to see you on November 9 at the Habitat for Horses Barnraiser.
“Habitat for Horses is growing and grateful,” says Barber, who initially got involved in horse rescue after coming across an abandoned horse tied to a post while she was bird watching in Galveston. “Shortly after, I was connected with Habitat for Horses, which now allows me to pursue this passion by volunteering and serving on the board to help save countless horses’ lives. ... Working with the horses is rewarding and allows for me to revisit nature, providing a balance in my work as an interior designer.”
Barber has seen the organization grow in size and reach — and need for funding. “What started as a small 24-acre leased ranch run solely by volunteers with 25 horses has now grown to owning 417 acres in Alvin, Texas, with about 340 horses and burros, nine full-time employees, and four part-time employees,” she says.
“We have an active board of directors and a 4-star rating with Charity Navigator. … Our budget entirely relies on the annual fundraiser and donations from the public along with a few grants here and there.”
Good times for a good cause.
For ticket information for the eighth annual Habitat for Horses Barnraiser, call 409.935.0277 or visit the Event Brite page at habitatforhorses.eventbrite.com. For more on Habitat for Horses, visit habitatforhorses.org.