Springfield, MA, October 30, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Rich In Dallas, an Exceller Fund (http://www.excellerfund.org) horse who portrayed Seabiscuit in the 2003 movie, will be appearing as one of the Celebrity Horses at the Equine Affaire show in W. Springfield, Massachusetts, November 9-12th.
This is a requested repeat performance for the multi-talented equine following his success at the Equine Affaire in Ohio earlier this year. Continuing in his role as equine ambassador for off-the-track Thoroughbreds, Dallas will meet and greet his fans and continue to demonstrate the versatility of the Thoroughbred for careers after the racetrack. Rich In Dallas will be in the Youth Pavilion Presentation Ring on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. for a special performance, and will be available for visitors to see during the entire Equine Affaire show. (http://www.equineaffaire.com/massachusetts/index.html).
Rich In Dallas was retired from racing and donated to The Exceller Fund, and is cared for by Paul and Kelly Linn of Woodridge Farm in Virginia.
For additional information about Rich In Dallas' appearance, please see the Stone Celebrity Horse Showcase page. http://www.equineaffaire.com/massachusetts/features/youth_pavilion/celebrity_horse_showcase.html
For more information on The Exceller Fund and the programs it runs, please visit http://www.excellerfund.org. Donations are always welcome, and much needed, to continue our work to Provide a Future Beyond the Finish Line(sm).
The Exceller Fund - Who They Are
The Exceller Fund was formed in 1997 following the news of the tragic death of the champion racehorse Exceller in a slaughterhouse. The Exceller Fund consists of people who are racing fans and horse lovers who want to make a difference. While the cost to support one horse may be too much for a single person, by combining our resources, they are able to help many horses. The Exceller Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is 100% managed and run by volunteers, which keeps our administrative costs below 3%. Over 96% of the funds raised are used to care for their horses.
The Exceller Fund - What They Do
The Exceller Fund is unique in that they do not own a facility of their own. They work together with other organizations such as ReRun, CANTER, Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and others that can provide the day to day care and handling these horses need. They pay for the monthly expenses of horses that they have acquired either by direct purchase or donation until that horse is adopted. Some of their horses may not find an adoptive home due to their age or injury, and they have committed to provide for these horses for the rest of their lives.
The Exceller Fund also assists other organizations with their rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and retirement efforts. They have purchased horses at feedlots and donated them to other organizations that are able to care for them, and they collaborate with other groups when the need is great.
More information about The Exceller Fund is available at http://www.excellerfund.org