Early yesterday morning a barn fire destroyed the main barn belonging to long-time Arabian breeding farm, Oasis Arabians, located near Cincinnati, OH. The farm, co-owned by Deborah Crosby and Nancy Brant, was home to over 40 beloved Arabian horses that exhibited in reining, working cow, cutting, and competitive driving, among other disciplines. As of this writing, 24 horses were lost, with 16 surviving, 2 of whom are currently at Rood and Riddle under veterinarian care. Virtually everything else, including feed, hay, tractors, equipment, tools and carriages, was lost in the blaze.
Obviously, there are many items that will be needed to care for the remaining horses and continue the day-to-day operations of the farm, as well as substantial rebuilding and replacement costs. Donations to benefit the farm and family can be made on-line by going to http://www.horsemensdistressfund.com/how-you-can-help/, where you will find a Pay Pal button through which you can make a secure credit card donation. To earmark your donation towards the fire fund, simply then send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes the electronic receipt provided by Pay Pal with a note to earmark your donation for Oasis Arabians. If you prefer to donate via check, make a check payable to The Arabian Horsemen's Distress Fund with an Oasis Arabians notation with it, to:
The Arabian Horsemen's Distress Fund
236 Henry Sanford Road
Bridgewater, CT 06752
The Arabian Horsemen's Distress Fund is a separate, restricted fund with 501c3 charitable status managed by a five person board. The family will be supplied a list of all who have donated, and all of the monies collected will be available to them in order to rebuild and replace what has been lost. During these times when our worst fears as horsemen are realized, one of the few saving graces is the support that generates among fellow Arabian horse-owners from around the world. Every donation matters, regardless of amount-thank you in advance for being A Horseman Who Helps.