The 2020 holiday season was made extra special for ten horse rescues and the ten folks that nominated them, with the Christmas Eve announcement of the Barnfest finalists.
Horizon Structures L.L.C. owner Dave Zook, broadcast the news via Facebook video from the company’s headquarters in Atglen, PA. Rather appropriately, from the center aisle of one of their very popular timber frame barns on showcase at the site.
An overwhelming number of entries made the selection of the final ten especially difficult. Entrants of the contest nominated their favorite 501(c)3 registered horse rescue organization for the $18200 prize, that includes a 2-stall barn with tack room and overhang plus $200 in Purina feed coupons. The nominator of the winning rescue to be announced mid-January, will also receive a package prize from co-sponsors Purina Animal Nutrition, Farnam®, Lami-Cell® and EQUUS/AIM Media.
“The essays that were submitted were emotional and heartwarming. To see the outpouring of support from the equestrian community toward horse rescues and the important job they do securing shelter and a soft landing for horses in need was wonderful. We hope that our donation of this barn, that includes setup and delivery, will provide a boost the winning rescue. It is our way of giving back to the equestrian community. We truly appreciate everyone that stepped up and took the time to nominate their favorite rescue. The work that horse rescue organizations do is so important,” said Zook.
Horizon Structures Facebook page will host videos from the finalists over the next few weeks, as the top ten vie for the big prize and share news of the good works of the selected organizations.
“This is a great opportunity to highlight the often unsung heroes of the horse world that work so hard to care for horses in need. We very much look forward to learning more about these rescues, and shining a spotlight on their good works. This contest marks the 3rd consecutive year we have given away a horse barn, and the certain knowledge that horses are out there enjoying the shelter these buildings provide makes my heart sing, ” stated life long horsewoman and Chief Marketing Officer at Horizon Structures, Jill Siragusa.
Stay tuned for more updates at Horizon Structures’ Facebook and Instagram pages, where you can enjoy viewing the video submissions, catch the ultimate winner announcement, enjoy a virtual visit at the winning rescue when the new barn reaches its destination and keep abreast of further barn giveaways and special offers in the future.
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This article is brought to you courtesy of Horizon Structures Inc., Atglen PA – Modular horse barn and indoor riding arena specialists. Horizon Structures also offers both residential and commercial kennels, coops, multi-use structures and playsets. Please visit https://www.HorizonStructures.com to learn more.
About Horizon Structures: One horse or twenty, there’s one thing all horse owners have in common…the need to provide safe and secure shelter for their equine partners. At Horizon Structures, we combine expert craftsmanship, top-of-the-line materials and smart “horse-friendly” design to create a full line of sheds and barns that any horse owner can feel confident is the right choice for their horses’ stabling needs.
All wood. Amish Made. Most of our buildings are shipped 100% pre-built and ready for same-day use. Larger barns are a modular construction and can be ready for your horses in less than a week. All our barn packages include everything you need –
Horizon Structures also sells chicken coops, equine hay feeders, greenhouses, dog kennels, 1 and 2 car garages, storage sheds and outdoor living structures.
Headquartered in South-Central Pennsylvania, Horizon Structures, LLC is owned by Dave Zook. Dave was raised in the Amish tradition and grew up working in the family-owned shed business. He started Horizon Structures in 2001 in response to an ever-increasing customer demand for high quality, affordable horse barns.
For additional information about the company or their product line, please visit their website at https://www.horizonstructures.com
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About Nikki Alvin-Smith: International and national published freelance writer and photographer in such world renowned publications such as The Chronicle of the Horse, Horse and Hound, Dressage and CT, Warmbloods Today, The Horseman’s Yankee Pedlar, Reiter, The Equine Journal, Spur, Hoofprints, Horsin’ Around, Horses All, Field & Stream, Western Horse and Gun, Pony Quarterly, Horses All Canada, Catskill Horse to name a few. Ghostwriting, blog services, PR/Marketing copy either direct with manufacturer or for agencies, copy editing and editor services also available. Nikki also produces catalog copy, white papers, e-books, corporate brochures and advertising copy for international corporations and PR/Marketing for celebrities.
As a Brit who has called the America home for the past 34 years, Nikki brings a unique perspective to the equestrian world. Nikki is also an accomplished Grand Prix dressage trainer/competitor, competing at international Grand Prix level to scores over 72% and is a highly sought clinician offering clinics worldwide. She has been a horse breeder/importer of warmblood and Baroque breeds for more than 25 years. Together with her husband Paul who is also a Grand Prix trainer, they run Willowview Hill Farm, a private dressage breeding operation and training yard in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of New York. Please visit https://nikkialvinsmithstudio.com/ to learn more about her affordable services.