This Saturday, 4/23, Highland Brewing hosts "Hops for Horses" from 2-6 pm in conjunction with the non-profit ASPCA Hope for Horses, a rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption program for area horses who are neglected or unwanted. The fundraiser event is a day filled with beer (of course), live music, food from MaMa Dukes and Root Down, a silent auction, and even a pony ("Joey") on site.
Hope for Horses was created in 1999 with the purpose of rescuing and eventually re-homing animals. They provide care and rehabilitation to the horses that come to them, from training and handling them to giving them food, medicine, and support all hours of the day and night. The organization is also extensively involved with education and outreach, offering training and workshops for potential adopters.
Country musician Joe Lasher, Jr., will play a show for the event. It's pretty much the best pairing of music and horses we know of. Twangy, grungy, guitar-driven songs with Lasher's gravelly vocals will be the perfect backdrop to your horse petting, beer drinking, food truck noshing day. Lasher plays from 3-4:30.
The event is free and open to the public and is appropriate for all ages. Proceeds from sales go to Hope for Horses.