If you are looking for something that differs from the usual cookout, or late summer camping trip for Labor Day weekend, I have just the thing! Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions are coming to East Ridge Stable in Charleston!
The event is going to feature 4 shows. The first show will be on September 1 at 7:00 pm, followed by shows on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at 3:00 pm.
The proceeds from the show will go to Lawrence Farm Equine Shelter in Athens. LFES takes in “abused, neglected, starved and surrendered horses, ponies and donkeys. Within the State of Maine.”
Tracy Lawrence, the founder of LFES is excited to have been selected to benefit from this show featuring one of the rarest breed of horses in the world.
He tells me that the funds will be used to gain his “Non Profit Status”, purchase new pens, cover vet costs, and ensure that there is enough hay on hand for the winter.
Currently, LFES has 14 horses they care for, last winter they had 16 , and that is A LOT of hay! It takes roughly 200 round bales to carry LFES through the winter, and at $45-$60 a bale you can see how that adds up.
LFES getting approved as a non-profit will open up many opportunities in the future, and allow them to help even more troubled equine friends!
The show will be under cover, so if it rains there won’t be any issues, but you should bring your own chairs. There will also be an area for folks with wheelchairs, and other special needs so they will have access to good views without having to try and see over folks who choose to stand!
Concessions will be available for purchase on site, and the Darling’s Ice Cream truck will be on hand for the Saturday show! Parking is free. Tickets are available in advance by contacting Debby Kendall at 207-904-9658, or at the gate the day of the show.
Children under 5 Free Admission
Children age 6-12 $10 advance/$12 at the gate
Adults $16 advance/$18 at the gate
Seniors Citizens $12
Donations are gladly accepted!
East Ridge Stables are just 20 miles from the Broadway Exit in Bangor!
So come on out to East Ridge Stables at 405 Ridge Rd, Charleston, ME 04422 to see a great show, and support a great cause!!!