You Can Help! Horse and Pet Supplies Desperately Needed In Alabama and Neighboring States

April 27th, 2011 brought devastating tornadoes to Alabama and neighboring states. The destruction is extremely wide spread and has left so many areas a wasteland. Families have lost their loved ones, their homes, and their basic way of life and are faced with the daunting task of starting over completely from scratch. They have lost many beloved pets, horses, and farm animals and have no way of caring for the ones that remain. As members of the equestrian community, we feel we must do what we can to help those that are in so much pain and need. The Birmingham Dressage & Combined Training Association is teaming up with Rhonda Johnson-Bowles from LandOLakes Purina Feeds, The Alabama Horse Council, and Cahaba Pony Club to help provide much needed relief for the equine and pet victims of these cruel tornados.BDCTA will be accepting donations of basic horse & pet supplies, such as buckets, water troughs, fencing materials, veterinary supplies, fly spray, halters and leads, shavings, dog runs, dog and cat crates, feed bowls......anything horse or pet care related.


Monetary donations will also be accepted and will be used to purchase needed supplies. 100% of donations will be distributed to those in need.

More information can be found on our website,
For more information contact us at
Kelly Vaughan Hanby, President BDCTA
Fran Summerlin Histed, Relief Coordinator, BDCTA

Monetary Donations can be sent to
BDCTA/ Tornado Relief
c/o Natalie Nixon
Treasurer BDCTA
1222 Woodlands Way, Helena, AL 35080
Please make checks to BDCTA & include “Tornado Relief” in the notes section

In kind/goods donations can be sent to
BDCTA/ Tornado Relief
c/o Fran Summerlin Histed
Summerworth Down
550 Lakeview St.
Steele, AL 35987

Birmingham Dressage and Combined Training Association is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization which sponsors activities designed to further the art and sport of Dressage and Combined Training in the Birmingham, AL area, as well as educational and outreach activities for the Alabama equine community at large. BDCTA is an affiliate member of USA Eventing and a Group Member of the US Dressage Federation.