Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fourth Annual Foal-a-Palooza

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Aiken, South Carolina -The fourth annual Dream Equine Therapy Center Foal-a-Palooza was held this morning at Three Runs Plantation in Aiken.

It's a non-profit Center that provides care for foals—or horses that are 1 year old or younger.

The staff held the 4th annual jumper derby where participants competed for the best time around the track.

The founder for Dream Equine Therapy Center has been rescuing horses for thirteen years and she says this is a cause that is close to her heart.

Terri Stemper, Founder of Dream Equine Therapy Center says, "I'm a nurse and have been a vet tech so it was kind of easy for me to provide the vet care that's needed. But it's just something that I've been doing for a long time kind of on my own so I started the organization to try to rescue more because it is so costly."

Stemper says each foal costs a couple of thousand dollars to raise on milk without the veterinary care.

Each year the Center raises between five and ten thousand dollars.

This article is copyrighted and first appeared in WJBF News Channel 6. It is reprinted here by permission.