Stuart – You’ve seen the movies where bar patrons saddle up on the mechanical bull in a valiant effort to show off their bravery, right? On Friday, right here in Stuart, you will have the chance to do just that at the Pelican Café & Beach from 6 pm to 10:00-pm.
The event is being sponsored by the Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation (ERAF)
as part of the ASPCA’s Help a Horse campaign. Animal welfare organizations around the country compete for grant money by staging special events. April 26th is Help a Horse Day.
You can enjoy the challenge of hanging on the bucking bull or simply enjoy the awesome waterfront location and the fun as others try their hand at being a cowboy. Either way you’ll have a great time. There will be food and drink for sale by the Pelican Café and live music.
This nationwide competition is for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the lifesaving work they do year-round to care for at-risk horses in their community who have often been abused or neglected. Horses have been central to the ASPCA’s work since its founding 150 years ago, when Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for the mistreatment of a horse on April 26, 1866.
The Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation, Inc. (ERAF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization located in Palm City and devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation, re-education and adoption of abused, slaughter-bound, abandoned and neglected horses.