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"The Foundation responds quickly after storms. Now we must respond to help horses, animals and caretakers impacted by the war in Ukraine.
Happening Now: Veterinary support for displaced horses and animals from Ukraine
We have made enquiries with the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) to see whether coordinated efforts are being planned to provide veterinary support for animals that are being brought across the Ukrainian border into neighboring EU countries and will publish further details if and when available. These organizations, including the Vets for Ukraine and the International Fund for Animal Welfare, have published helpful information for people fleeing Ukraine with their animals and lists of organizations that are raising funds to support those both in and around Ukraine who are working to protect animals caught up in the conflict. Devoted to the health and welfare of horses, The Foundation for the Horse stands ready to assist equines and their caretakers during these crises."
WARHORSE Endurance will be donating a portion of the entry fee to The Foundation for the Horse- and they will give the donations to the connections they have found that are assisting the horses of Ukraine.
*We are opening this challenge before the final design of the completion awards is made so that you can start working on your miles now. The designs of the medal and the pair of conchos will be slightly different, the concho will be a sunflower design and the medal will be a horse design with light blue and yellow. The logo on this sign up page IS NOT the design for the award. We are just opening the challenge asap as per requested and the design will be added later on.
If you are interested in trying a virtual event that rewards you for you effort, gives you community and cheers you on towards your goals, then read on:
Do I need a horse to do this challenge? No, you don't. You can walk, run, ride, hike with or without a horse/dog/family. The medal challenge really comes down to what you want the challenge to mean to you.
Do I need to do all the miles all at once? No, you can do a mile per day or any combination of days/miles to equal 100 miles.
What is the STARLIGHT 100 Challenge? You choose to log either your hours working with your horse or miles. We will send you a beautiful custom medal on a horse sized neck ribbon, an embroidered patch and a bridle concho.
What does count for hours: Riding, ground driving, hiking, walking, running, biking. Grooming, ground work, driving, riding and spook training etc.
Hours or miles?
Riding, hiking, biking, walking, grooming, groundwork or volunteering. The choice is up to you, what do you want the medal and patch will mean to you? You will have a great community to encourage your progress and cheer you on in our Facebook group, WARHORSE Endurance Conditioning Challenges.
Shipping Completion Awards:
**The art design for this medal is not completed yet, so warning: this medal is not created yet and you will certainly will not ship until best estimate late summer! Medals are mailed out from the order of participant sign up off the registration list, so the first ones to sign up get mailed out first etc.
Shipping in the USA
Shipping is included for this medal, like the other challenges, though is only available to ship in the USA at this price.
Shipping Outside of the USA
Overseas participants will have shipping of the patch included. Though the cost of shipping the medal and the concho is NOT included. Yes, you do have the option if outside of the USA to have the medal and concho shipped to you. Though the added cost of international shipping must be paid by you, via an additional invoice sent and paid with PayPal. If you want the concho and medal shipped to you outside of the USA you will need to email me email@example.com and request that you be billed the additional cost of shipping to your location.
For overseas participants who do not choose to have the medal shipped you will be receiving the embroidered patch without paying additional shipping. Overseas shipping are the last to be shipped out as they require extra time in filling out customs forms etc.
TRACKING HOURS / MILES
Track the miles in the way that works the best for you. This maybe in a notebook, a calendar or a fitness app. Tracking miles online with run sign up is an optional, you don't have to use online if you would rather keep track in another way. You can track in a notebook if you'd like, or an app of your choosing made for tracking miles! What we really want is to see photos, mileage screenshots and hear your journey on our facebook group! WARHORSE Endurance Conditioning Challenge
Be part of one of the most encouraging mileage reward programs in the world! This is our third year of WARHORSE Endurance Challenges and we are honored to be able to have our challenges reach across the globe and help the horses targeted in this war. There are many who are helping the people, let us, as riders, band together and ride to aid the voiceless horses of Ukraine.
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