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Charity Challenges 2024

One of the missions for Great Falls All Breeds is to give back to the community.  One way we have been accomplishing this goal is through our scholarship program.  We would like to extend our charitable reach to various organizations in Montana and throughout the United States.  GFAB has developed a “Charity Challenge” for our membership and whomever would like to participate.  For each challenge a pre-determined charity will receive a portion of the funds raised through registrations and GFAB will match the donation portion on behalf of the membership. Each Charity Challenge is $20 to enter.  

How Does A Challenge Work?

Challenges can be completed by any aged rider/handler at any ability level with any equine discipline. Our challenges are completed at home or at the stables offering a way to record a personal goal for the month while helping an equine charity.   Once you register and pay, you will receive an activity log. The activity log is completed on the honor system.  The goal of a challenge is to complete the required number of activities within the given time allotted for each challenge. It is $20 to register for the challenge. $10 of your registration fee goes to the charity of the month, $10 is matched by GFAB, and the remainder is for the ribbon and mailing costs. Once your log is complete with the required activities you can email it to the membership chair (GFABmembership@gmail.com) and she will arrange to get you your ribbon. 

 

How do I Sign up?

Scroll down below Eagle Mount's Logo and you will see a green button that says "June Charity Challenge Sign-up".  Click that button and it will take you to our registration for page where you can fill out your contact information and receive a link to download the June Challenge Log.  

Rules & Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What counts as an “activity”?

  • Riding/Driving/Vaulting (practice or showing)

  • Groundwork – such as ground driving, lunging, liberty work, showmanship/In-hand training, desensitizing work and hand walking

  • Therapeutic riding- both on horseback and as a handler or ground assistance position

  • Any time spent on veterinarian treatment plan for your equine friend with an injury – such as hand walking, therapy sessions (massage or chiro), Hosing/Icing/Wrapping, etc.

  • Volunteering at a GFAB horse show

 

Q:  What doesn’t count as an activity?  Basic horse care - unless your horse is on stall rest

Q: How many activities can I do in a day? Up to two activities may be done in a day per challenge

Q: Do I have to have my own horse? No- you may count time on any horse you have permission to ride

Q: Can I use more than one horse for a challenge? Yes!  You have two options: Option 1- Pay for one entry and use multiple horses for a total of 15 activities and receive one ribbon.  Option 2- Pay for an entry per horse that you wish to use and track 15 activities per horse and receive a ribbon for each horse!

June 2024 Charity of the Month

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Located in Great Falls, Montana, Eagle Mount will be our first Charity in order to support their equine program. 

The following excerpt is taken from their website, which you can visit for more information by clicking the logo to the left.

Equine Assisted Activities (EAA)

Horsemanship and Equine Assisted Learning. A physical, cognitive, or emotional special need does not limit a person from interacting with horses. In fact, such interactions have proven to have major physical and emotional impacts. Individuals of all ages who participate in Equine Assisted Activities can experience physical and emotional rewards.

EAA Benefits

  • Riding a horse moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to a human gait, so riders with physical needs often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength.

  • For individuals with emotional challenges, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience, and self-esteem.

  • Partnering with equines also provides recreational opportunities for individuals to enjoy the outdoors as well as take pleasure in the interaction with animals.

July 2024 Charity of the Month

Charlie Russell Chapter Great Falls

Back Country Horsemen of Montana

Infocoming soon

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