June 23 barbecue benefits Far View Horse Rescue

Round up the family for a day of horsing around on June 23 at Carter Park in Breckenridge.

The event includes a Western barbecue – hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, baked beans, watermelon and soda, all for $7 -painting, horseshoes, games, old-fashioned photos, live music, baked goods, pony rides and a silent auction. Everything benefits the Far View Horse Rescue.

The rescue is a nonprofit located in Fairplay and Breckenridge. The main ranch is situated on 40-acres near Fairplay, and offers individual rehabilitation pens as well as cross-fenced pastures with shelters and a stream for the horses. Some horses are located at the Breckenridge Stables in the summer months.

The organization’s mission is to provide shelter, care, rehabilitation and adoption services for abused, neglected and abandoned horses. The rescue is also committed to reducing the number of unwanted horses by providing Summit and Park counties with resources through equine education, information and referral services.

“We appreciate the community’s support in our second-annual fundraising event that is fun for the whole family and raises funds for this incredible horse rescue organization,” said Kimberly Kissman, chairman and founder of Far View Horse Rescue.

What: Far View Horse Rescue fundraiser

When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., June 23

Where: Carter Park in Breckenridge

Cost: $7 for Western barbecue, Kid’s fun pass is $10. It is valid for one pony ride, decorating a real horseshoe plus two games or activities. A la carte tickets can be purchased for each activity as well.

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