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Tack Sale at Horse Play July 31 2010

Hi there - on July 31 from 9:00am - 3:00pm  Horse Play is having a tack sale at the farm and looking for folks who would like have a space to sell their stuff too - we have tons of space for anyone…Continue

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Started Jul 15, 2010

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Finally added some videos to Horse Play's page - check 'em out - thanks!

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Started Jul 15, 2010

Cliff Barnsby Featherlite AP English Saddle for sale

Cliff Barnsby Featherlite AP English Saddle - 100% of proceeds from sale go to Horse Play Equine Rescue & Sanctuary in Rhode Island - this saddle has a 16" seat, medium tree, 2" gullet - a used…Continue

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Started May 24, 2010

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A Bit About Me and my Horse(s)
Here's info about Deidre - founder and operator of Horse Play
I'm Deidre Sharp - Born a long time ago, in Richmond VA (no, I'm not originally from Rhode Island)-Grew up between VA and St Croix, Virgin Islands

Native American - 3/4 (Cheyenne, Arapaho and Pamunkey) yes, the dreamcatchers and Medicine Ponies are made by a REAL Indian - 1/4 Irish
Attended College of William and Mary(scholarship and worked) English/Writing

Began riding at age 16 months (relatives breed, import/export Irish Sporthorses in VA and Ireland) when aunt put me in a basket on a pony and ponied from her foxhunter around the VA countryside

Since then have ridden all types, all disciplines - 3-day event, open jumpers, polo,team penning, gymkhana, endurance - I didn't just fall off the hay wagon

Working student, Pro/Am rider - NC, VA, MD, PA and NJ (I paid my own way by working for lessons, show fees) - Rode for several prestigious farms in VA - Shown at Lexington, KY, Devon, PA, Washington, DC an Madison Square Garden, NY - Got my first horse when I was 27 yrs old in RI - always rode for others

Trainers I've studied with (names might be familiar)- Rodney Jenkins, George Morris, Bruce Davidson, Sally Swift, Mary Wanless, Monty Roberts, GaWaNi PonyBoy, John and Josh Lyons, Frank Bell and many others you wouldn't know

Farriers I've studied/trained with - Pete Ramey, KC LaPierre
(been keeping horses barefooted for 8 years and do all the trimming at Horse Play)

Was a professional ballet dancer in my teens (Joffrey II Company when it was in New York) - Achilles tendon injury ended that career possibility
Speak 3 languages
Been married once
Travelled a lot - Eastern US, Caribbean, South America, UK, Mediterranean, North Africa
Worked for many years as a sailboat/charteryacht captain - hold a USCG 200 ton Masters License as well as a British Yachtmasters Certificate - how I ended up in RI

Worked for professional high-goal Argentinian Polo Player as Groom and manager (lived off and on in Argentina for 18 months), also managed a couple of T'bred breeding facilities and one TWH farm and a Polo/T'bred lay-up facility.

Personal beliefs and a passion for honoring life led me to founding Horse Play and continuing it's operation thru all the ups and downs of the non-profit horse rescue and sanctuary "business". My past experinces have provided me with lots of knowledge but they are past. What matters is Now


and info about Horse Play

Official name is Horse Play
Website - www.hptrc.org

Founded in 1999

IRS tax-exempt non-profit organization - 501(c)3
Our EIN - 05-0506340
Check it out below
http://www.irs.gov/app/pub-78/
http://www.guidestar.org

All volunteer - no one is paid

All life is sacred here

Horse Play rents the farm - not owned by Deidre Sharp or any of her relatives or friends

Currently supporting 23 horses and are full - have a waiting list

Several horses available for adoption - no, they are not on our website - however, please call us for more info - we have several reasons for this - give a call and we'll explain

Due to liability restrictions, we do not adopt out really green horses - our goal is to provide the adopter with a very well-rounded (not literally, although most are a bit plump) friendly equine partner and hopefully it will also find a "forever" home.

Some horses will remain here for the rest of their lives - hence "sanctuary" - due to injuries, age or veterinary issues.

All adoptions, as well as fostering, are covered with a legal contract.

All horses receive proper vet, dental and farrier care - we maintain records.

And as is the nature of non-profits, we depend on the public for support - we do receive a few grants, but it is not enough so we ask for help.

We will be around as long as there is a need
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23 horses, 7 cats and 1 dog

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Horse Play News Jul - August 2014

The Running Horse

A Newsletter from Horse Play

July-August 2014

Horse Play

EIN: 05-0506340

Website:  www.hptrc.org

Email:  horseplayri@msn.com

 

Message from Aidan – the Alpha Mare

It’s been hot! But…

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Posted on July 15, 2014 at 9:30am

Horse Play News May - June 2014

The Running Horse

A Newsletter from Horse Play

May - June 2014

Horse Play

EIN: 05-0506340

Website:  www.hptrc.org

Email:  horseplayri@msn.com

 

Message from Aidan – the Alpha Mare

 

Spring! Grass! Warm weather? Shedding like crazy but I do enjoy the grooming time. Maybe a trail ride…

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Posted on May 11, 2014 at 6:30pm

Horse Play News May-June 2013

The Running Horse

A Newsletter from Horse Play

May-June 2013

Horse Play

EIN: 05-0506340

Website:  www.hptrc.org

Email:  horseplayri@msn.com

 

Message from Aidan – the Alpha Mare

Life is good here! The grass is coming in nicely, the temperature is mellow and I’m getting lots of a new food! Yum! I’m wondering when Deidre will take me out for a trail ride – hmmm? Heard the Open House is…

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Posted on May 12, 2013 at 10:03am

Horse Play News Jan-Feb 2013

The Running Horse

A Newsletter from Horse Play

Jan-Feb 2013

Horse Play

EIN: 05-0506340

Website:  www.hptrc.org

Email:  horseplayri@msn.com

 

Message from Aidan – the Alpha Mare

Winter has arrived! Snow – it’s a FUN thing – extra hay too!

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Posted on January 28, 2013 at 7:50am

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At 10:11pm on April 10, 2010, Barnmice Admin said…
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I've added you to our featured blogger list and will let your know when you featured month will be. In the meantime, of course please feel free to blog away! :)
 
 
 

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