Mustang Rescue, Rehabilitation & Adoption
Northeast Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Network
All lovers of wild horses and burros.
Location: New England Equestrian Center of
802 New Sherborn Rd.
Athol, MA 01331
Dates: September 7th and 8th
Saturday (On Main Grounds at NEECA)
Fun games: 10am-1pm
Tricks Clinic with Philip Whitmore: 2-4 pm (In hand)
Trail Ride: 6-8pm (1 or 3 mile loops)
Sunday (On Confidence Course at NEECA)
Versatility Clinic with Peter Whitmore: 10am-1pm (In hand and mounted)
Tack Swap/Sale: 1-2pm
Trail Ride: 2pm (1 or 3 mile loops)
All equines – both domestic and wild – are invited to participate!!!!
Registration is $25 for the entire weekend and includes all activities. Please preregister to help us with planning. Payment would be appreciated but not necessary until the event.
A Coggins from within the last year is required. Water is available but bring your own buckets. Prizes and a 50/50 Raffle.
If you're looking to rehome a Titled or Sale Authority wild horse or burro, this would be a great event to showcase him/her.
Campout on the NECCA grounds Friday and/or Saturday nights. Please see registration package for info.
We're also renting out a limited number of round pen panels - $15 for the weekend. Reserve early by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (You'll be required to purchase any round pen panel that is damaged if your horse/burro misbehaves.)
And ... we're still looking for more vendors - nonprofits and businesses - food, crafters and artists, equine/pet services and products, etc - to set up booths for only $25. Great opportunity!
Rain or Shine!
See you Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th, at NEECA in Athol, MA! Cheers, The Fun Days Planning Committee
Ever After Mustang Rescue is a nonprofit organization that rescues and rehabilitates previously adopted mustangs and either transitions them to new homes and useful lives, or offers life-time care to unadoptable horses.
We offer educational programs and mentoring to prospective adopters and other interested persons in the care, handling and training of the wild horse.
We promote interest and awareness in America's Wild Horse through presentations to schools, organizations and other groups.
Our goals are to protect and preserve the health and well being of the American Mustang after adoption.
To provide assistance to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and to adopters through all means available (mentoring, clinics, workshops, etc.).
To educate the public on the value and merits of the breed which in turn will increase the success of future adoptions.
And to reach out to young people "at risk" by creating hands-on opportunities to work with gentled mustangs.
Mona Jerome, Director
Bush Brook Farm was built in 1980 on 63 acres of land, to be home to a 6 year old mustang. It was a long time dream of Mona Jerome and made possible by her devoted husband Brad. It was just the beginning of something bigger and of greater importance.
Mona followed her passion for wild horses and volunteered many hours assisting contractors for the Bureau of Land Management at New England Satellite Adoptions, participated in yearly wild horse workshops offered by least Resistance Training Concepts throughout the west, and learning about the wild horse from those with many years of experience. In addition she has attended and participated in clinics with nationally known trainers.
In 2002, with the encouragement and help of Brad, Mona founded Ever After Mustang Rescue, Training and Education Center. Since that time it has been a refuge for unwanted, neglected and abused mustangs. With nearly 30 years of experience Mona has facilitated the healing of mind and body, restoring the horse to the proud, intelligent creature he is.
Education continues with every horse we work with and continuing to attend workshops and training clinics.
The rescue places an average of 2-3 horses a year to approved homes. The success of these placements can be viewed on the Alumni page.
The Rescue Center is also host to several yearly clinics, workshops and training programs for horse owners and any interested parties. See our Events page fmi.