J.E.E.P. Announces the Pony Up! Fundraiser

‘Pony Up!’ is the kickstart fundraising event for the newly-established Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) in La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit, on the central Pacific Coast of Mexico.

In the late fall of 2012, a herd of seven horses was discovered starving and near death in the valley behind La Peñita. On January 12, 2013, they were rescued, and a long-time vision to sustain the lives and dignity of neglected equines in the area became a reality. For one of the herd, an Appaloosa named Chance, help came too late, and despite best efforts, Chance didn’t make it through the first week after rescue. But with your support, his memory – and the rest of the herd – will survive. Funds are urgently needed to save and sustain the others, and J.E.E.P. is leading the way.

Please join us on Wednesday, January 23 from 2 to 5:30 pm at Los Compadres Restaurant in La Peñita, to hear Chance’s story, learn more about the J.E.E.P. vision, and show your support through donations and sponsorship. Gather on the hill to enjoy a panoramic view of Jaltemba Bay, gourmet pizza and drinks, music, silent auction, 50/50 draw, friends, fun, and our ‘Name the Filly’ live auction finalé. These seven horses were first, but they won’t be the last. Help us help this founding herd while we still can, now and for the future.

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Time: 2-5:30pm
Location: Los Compadres Restaurant
407 Cristobal Colon (at the top of the hill)
La Peñita de Jaltemba

Tickets: $250 pesos each. Tickets are available at Los Compadres Restaurant. They can also be purchased from Jeanie Mintzmyer of Hidden Paradise Realty at our local markets on Thursday, Jan. 17 (La Peñita) and Monday, Jan. 21 (Guayabitos), and from members of the J.E.E.P. team.

If you can’t attend this event, 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.

About the Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.)

On behalf of the Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.), we would like to introduce you to a new initiative of action, awareness, outreach, and sustainability for the horses of Jaltemba Bay. It started with a dream, it happened by ‘Chance,’ and it all kicks off with a ‘Pony Up!’ fundraiser on Wednesday, January 23, 2013…

Project & Fundraiser Goals:
? to raise money for our founding herd of rescued horses
(immediate needs: food, meds, other supplies)
? to raise money for the Hilltop Refugio Project in La Peñita
(immediate needs: clearing, fencing, shade, stables, equipment)
? to raise awareness about the newly-established Jaltemba Equine
Education Project (J.E.E.P.)
? to raise awareness about the need for ongoing fundraising, services,
supplies, and volunteers (this event is just the beginning…)
? to recognize and acknowledge the people already involved,
and their efforts so far
? to come together in a beautiful venue with a spectacular view with
a like-minded group of generous supportive caring ‘compadres’
and celebrate a courageous collection of ‘caballos’

How Can I Help?

When J.E.E.P. Co-Founder Donna Brownfield was out for a holiday trail ride in the valley near Mexico’s Nayarit coast, she didn’t know that a chance meeting with an Appaloosa would change her life, and the life of that horse… even if only briefly. ‘Chance’ needed help, so Donna teamed up with local ‘compadres’ George & Loretta Leavitt to save this horse and its herd. Sadly, despite best efforts, Chance just couldn’t hold on. But with your support, it’s not too late for the others. Here’s how you can help…

support our fundraiser
? buy a ticket for Pony Up!
? buy a ticket even if you can’t come… support the cause in spirit
? buy a ticket for a compadre

donate to the auction
? donate your goods or services for our silent auction, ‘lucky draw’ raffle,
or as a door prize

pizza for pesos
? ticket price includes a slice of gourmet pizza and a drink… but you can
buy more to fill your tummy, quench your thirst, and support the cause at
the same time

buy 50/50 tickets
? enter the 50/50 draw

silent auction & raffle
? bid on goods and services from local and visiting merchants
and organizations
? enter to win the ‘lucky draw’ raffle prize of your choice

plan to be the highest bidder in a very special legacy live auction
? she’s the littlest one on the herd, our ‘horse with no name,’ but you could
be the one to bestow her with the name of a lifetime
? highest bidder (individual or group) gets to name her, after a special
friend, a cherished partner, a new baby in the family, your own ‘filly’ or
‘colt’, or to honour the memory of a lost loved one

? get to know more about our kickstarter caballos, the Lucky 7
who got this whole thing going
? no cash necessary, just pay it forward with your interest and love!

? pull on your boots and help out with whatever needs helpin’ at our
‘Monday Muck-Outs’

? it’s no gamble to put some money on your favourite horse,
just a win-win for everyone
? sponsor for a week: $500 pesos / $40 USD
? sponsor for a month: $1,500 pesos / $125 USD
? sponsor for a year: $18,000 pesos / $1,500 USD
? your donation will pay for feed, meds, grooming, tack,
shelter, and general care
? donations can be made on line any time
? payment plans will be available for commitment donations
of 1 year or more

? Visit the Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) webpage
to make your donation now, or any time.

Submitted by Tracy Holmes

This information was submitted by one of our readers. If you want to join in and share information, stories and photos of Jaltemba Bay, Mexico, please email them to Allyson@JaltembaBayLife.com

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