Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) founders, George and Loretta Leavitt, their dedicated volunteers and junior trainers work year-round to care for their rescue horses. J.E.E.P. is holding two fun events to raise funds to build a shade structure at the Hilltop Refugio in La Peñita and to pay for the ongoing cost of feed, medication and necessary gear.

The J.E.E.P. Team invites you to join us and support this worthwhile community project!

1st Annual J.E.E.P. Cabalgata (Trail Ride)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

We are holding our 1st Annual Cabalgata (Trail Ride) in honor of the 1st Anniversary of our first horse rescue. Join us on horseback in front of Hotel Decameron Los Cocos in Rincón de Guayabitos at 3pm. We will ride up to Hilltop Refugio and end at the Lienzo Charro Las Isabeles in La Peñita. Music and refreshments will be available. We expect close to 300 riders.

2nd Annual Pony Up! for J.E.E.P. Fundraiser

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Please join us at Los Compadres Restaurant in La Peñita from 2-5pm to meet the horses, learn about the J.E.E.P. project and to show your support. We’ll get together to enjoy the panoramic view of Jaltemba Bay, gourmet pizza and drinks, music, silent auction, 50/50 draw, friends and fun. Come dressed in your western gear and “pony up” for J.E.E.P.

Silent Auction items will include private riding lessons for adults and children, an opportunity to be a “Charra for the Day” and many other fabulous items.

Tickets are $250 pesos per person and may be purchased at Los Compadres RestaurantCarnicería La Nayarit and from members of the J.E.E.P. Team. We are also asking that event-goers bring school supplies to donate to the Centros de Atención Múltiple #9 in Las Varas. Learn more about the special relationship J.E.E.P. has with this school.

Los Compadres Resort & Restaurant are donating all proceeds from the sale of food and drinks during the event, and dinner which will be available in the restaurant after the event, directly to J.E.E.P.

If you would like to volunteer, please attend the next volunteer meeting on Sunday, December 29 at 10am or contact George and Loretta Leavitt at:

Los Compadres Restaurant
407 Cristobal Colon (at the top of the hill)
La Peñita de Jaltemba
Phone: (327) 274-3263
Email: loretta@jaltembaequine.org.mx

If you can’t attend these events, you can still put your money on a horse and support the cause… it’s a win-win! To make your donation, visit the Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) webpage.

Here are a few photos from last year’s Pony Up! Fundraiser…

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Bertha Cueva and her friend dressed up for the fundraiser to explain what the Charra tradition is all about.

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Party with a view, project with a vision. Pony Up! Fundraiser guests enjoy pizza by the pool at Los Compadres.

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It may have been a Silent Auction, but J.E.E.P. supporters were loud and clear with their generous bids.


About Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) Jaltemba Equine Education Project was established in December 2012 by George & Loretta Leavitt to help large animals like horses, donkeys and mules who are ill, malnourished or being mistreated in Jaltemba Bay, Nayarit, Mexico. To learn more or to make a one-time gift or recurring donation, visit Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.)

Your donation will help J.E.E.P. buy food, shelter, medication and the equipment necessary to care for our rescue horses. Remember, donations of tack and gear, both new and used are always needed and much appreciated.