PRESS RELEASE March 7, 2017

Mustangs To The Rescue To Relocate to Western Sky Ranch in Bend, Oregon

Mustangs To The Rescue announced today that the equine rescue organization will be relocating to Western Sky Ranch in Bend at the end of March. Western Sky Ranch is owned by Tom Herrnberger and Gretchen Grivel. “We’re extremely excited about this arrangement” said Kate Beardsley, Executive Director for the organization. “This will enable us to continue to serve the many needs of our local and extended equine community, and provide a safe home for our rescued horses.”

The Board of Mustangs To The Rescue (“MTTR”) made the decision in a board meeting held on March 1st. The arrangement with Western Sky Ranch is a unique partnership formed between the property owners, and Beardsley. Under the arrangement, Beardsley will take on responsibility for managing the current boarding operations, and MTTR’s rescue will be housed at the facility.

Western Sky stepped up last month to help MTTR by providing use of their facility for the Technical Large Animal Rescue seminar when the roof of the current MTTR facility suffered damage due to heavy snow. “We had more than two dozen people signed up to attend a seminar, and no place to hold it. Tom and Gretchen generously offered the use of Western Sky’s barn for the clinic. We are incredibly grateful for their help.” said Beardsley.
Following the seminar, Beardsley, Herrnberger and Grivel discovered they each had needs which might be solved by working together. “Tom and Gretchen were looking for a situation that would allow them to be free of the daily operations of the boarding facility; MTTR was looking for a facility which would be well suited for the rescued horses. It just made sense.”

MTTR’s board and volunteers are already hard at work planning for the move of over 30 horses at the end of the month. “It’s no easy task to pull off such a big move, and we will definitely be reaching out to the public to ask for their support.”

To find out more about how you can help, contact MTTR at 541-330-8943 or info@mustangstotherescue.org

The mission of Mustangs To The Rescue, an all-breed, all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit equine rescue, is to positively impact the community we serve by supporting horses, their owners and potential owners, with assistance, resources and educational opportunities, thus improving the lives of horses and humans in our community.