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Some of Hope's Legacy Annual Expenses:
AVERAGE YEARLY EXPENSES FOR A SANCTUARY HORSE:
Total: $4,800 / year
Castle Rock Farm had no fencing or functional barn structures on it at the date of closing, but we certainly have a lovely canvas to work with to build the permanent home for Hope's Legacy!
The intial round of fencing began going in starting in early December, 2017 and is ongoing.
The hay barn started going up at the end of December, 2017 and was completed in early January, 2018.
On February 3, 2018 we started moving in!
A temporary road was put in to allow access to the top of the hill where the hay barn, donkey field and a couple of other small paddocks are located.
In April of 2018 fencing for the donkey paddock and mare/foal paddock began.
An ongoing summer 2018 project has been getting the divided run in shed for the donkey and mare/foal paddocks built.
Hope’s Legacy has launched a $1 Million Dollar Capital Campaign
Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue was founded in 2008. Since then we have taken in over 170 horses, ponies, and donkeys.... and are bursting at the seams!
We searched for almost three years for a property to purchase and call "home", and after almost ten years of renting barn space, using borrowed land, and depending on our wonderful fosters... we finally found it!
On November 27, 2017, we closed on 172.2 acres of land in the Afton area. The purchase price was $680,000. With the help of our loyal friends and donors, we were able to put $230,000 down, and the remainder will be owner-financed with interest waived. We have three $150,000 payments due over the next three years. The property also has an income producing rental house on it which will help with our mortgage!
Every donation of $4,000 will purchase 1 acre of land for the horses... (however every donation of even $10 helps get us closer to our goal).
The funds we're raising have not only provided the downpayment for this new property, but will help to cover the remaining purchase cost, as well as all of our regular monthly expenses, building our barn, and installing fencing.
By the time we are done there will also be a riding ring, a round pen for training, a network of trails for working with the horses (and for trail ride events!) and eventually a second barn, which will function both as a quarantine barn and a program space for volunteer groups.
Reaching our goal will ensure the future of our rescue, providing security and sanctuary for all of our horses- past, present, and future. We are so incredibly grateful to all of our friends and supporters... we absolutely could not do this work without you.