Thursday, May 1, 2014

Tornado ravages dressage barn --won't you help?

I'm posting this for a BTB reader who alerted me to a barn (where she boards her horse) that has become a casualty of the tornados in Arkansas.  Valley View Farm in Vilonia, Arkansas, was severely damaged by the recent tornado that destroyed much of the towns of Mayflower and Vilonia. Miraculously, none of the horses, all of which were out in their fields, were severely injured. The owner and trainer, USDF Silver Medalist Patty Hale, has lost her livelihood in the farm she has built over the past 20+ years.  Friends at ALR Dressage in Memphis generously established a GoFundMe account for Valley View Farm.

I put in $25 -- not much but every little bit helps -- financial help is a wonderful thing but the moral support for even a small donation to Patty will no doubt give her a lift.  Thanks for considering!


  1. Thanks so much for this thoughtful post about my barn - it means a lot!

  2. What a tragedy! I hope they are able to rebuild very soon.


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