By Janet McAfee

Mark your calendars now for one of the most exciting events of the season!  The festivities take place Saturday, November 9th, 3:00pm till 9:00pm at the Coachella Valley Horse Rescue ranch in North Indio.  The attached flyer highlights the day’s offerings, which includes live music, great food from Dickey’s BBQ, Horse Kissing Booth, ranch tours, and exciting auction items.

The Coachella Valley Horse Rescue’s annual fundraiser raises funds for a wonderful charity that protects, rescues, rehabilitates, and adopts these majestic horses from cruelty and abandonment.  In turn, the horses share their healing love in a variety of programs where people benefit from the amazing connection with our equine friends.

President of CVHR, Dave DiMeno, is a Marine and the driving force behind their program that helps Veterans, HORSEINALITIES BOOT CAMP.  Participating Veterans with service connected physical disabilities and combat stress experience healing and develop confidence training with the rescue horses. Oreo, CVHR’s miniature horse, brings happiness to seniors during his visits to nursing homes.  CVHR provides scholarships for children to attend Kids Camp where they learn how to care for horses.  The organization visits local schools, teaching children cruelty prevention and how to care for horses.  


You can purchase tickets (entry bracelets) now for $50 by calling (760) 808-6279 or on Tickets are $60 at the door. Auction items and gift certificates are still needed, as are businesses interested in sponsoring an ad.  The event is located at the CVHR ranch located on Monroe Street, N. Indio, ¼ mile east of Granite Construction.  Come out and enjoy the activities and meet the wonderful rescue horses.  

Can’t attend?  Donations are needed to keep this deserving charity operating.  Food, supplies, and vet care must be provided for the animals.  All donations are 100% tax deductible.  You can mail a check payable to CVHR to P.O. Box 809, Indio, CA 92202, or donate online at  Join the mission at CVHR, “Let’s Save A Horse Today!”

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