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Help Mary and the Flying Gangsters Live Their Dream
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Horsesdaily's Mary Phelps is asking for your help. "Be careful for what you wish for because it might just happen. After 3 years of very hard work, lots of lessons, and great training I made to Europe with four Ponies and a dream to represent the the US and The Classic American Shetland ponies in the sport of Combined Driving.
Now we are settled into Manage Chardon where we have begun training with Bram Chardon 2019 World Cup Champions, 3 time Pony Driving World Champion, and currently ranked #2 in the world.
"The cost just to fly 4 ponies, 2 carriages, and equipment alone will be more than $65,000 round trip. If we could raise enough to cover our shipping costs that would help cover about 50% of the expense.
My Fundraiser on Facebook has ended, earning over $16,000. Thank you to all who have donated, it has been overwhelming and humbling to have so much support for this personal dream coming true. Facebook only takes 2.9% and .30 cents per transaction. From what we have researched Facebook is the best platform for this effort, and worth the percentage for making it so easy.
If you missed it, and still would like to contribute, here are a couple of ways to do so.
- Private Donations
Many friends are asking about where to send a check. Thank you! Tracey Scharf my business and life manager who many of you know, will be helping with this as we prepare to travel.
Please send a check written to Mary Phelps
C/O Tracey Scharf
1765 Blackwelder Rd
DeLeon Springs, Florida 32130
- 501C3 - Society for the Preservation of American Combined Driving Excellence
Yes we have one, which has quietly been helping many in the Driving Sport for years. So for those of you who want to donate and benefit from a tax deduction you can.
Contribute to SPACDE ( the Society for the Preservation of American Combined Driving Excellence). Make checks payable to SPACDE and write Mary Phelps on the memo line.
PO Box 63
Milford, NJ 08848
Be sure to send me a private e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with you contact information and detail.
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We have been delivering equestrian news for over 21 years on horsesdaily.com and are now asking for your help now that we are getting our chance.
Thank you so much to everyone for your overwhelming support and friendship. I will be documenting our experiences ravels and lessons along the way.
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