Visionary Event Maestro Norman Rea Takes the Reins for Unbridled’s 20th Anniversary Gala


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A Celebration of Love & Joy on August 10th at Unbridled Sanctuary

Albany County’s own hometown horse rescue, Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation and Unbridled Sanctuary (US) are thrilled to announce a milestone event that promises to be a night of celebration, reflection, and forward momentum in support of its mission of two decades of lifesaving and sustaining work in service to horses.

“In anticipation of our 20th Anniversary Celebration of Love and Joy on August 10th, 2024, I am delighted to announce that Norman Rea, a distinguished figure in New York’s philanthropic scene, has kindly accepted the role of leading our upcoming gala. His vast experience and fervent passion are set to elevate this milestone event to new heights,” says Susan Kayne, Founder and President of Unbridled.

The upcoming 20th Anniversary Celebration of Love & Joy is poised to be an enchanting evening filled with a medley of experiences that cater to every sense and sensibility. Attendees will be treated to an eclectic array of happenings with The Horses of Unbridled at the Sanctuary.

From a live performance of magical melodies by talented performers, to VIP Stable Tours providing up-close interactions with The Horses of Unbridled, this heartwarming evening of wonder and delight allows guests to witness the beauty and grace of rescued horses, and to connect deeply with the equine souls they support.

This 20th Anniversary Gala is not just an event; it’s a journey through the extraordinary, a celebration of belonging and reverence for life; a testament to the enduring spirit of Unbridled.

As we anticipate this pivotal moment, we invite our supporters, both longstanding and new, to mark their calendars for August 10th and join us in commemorating 20 years of love, joy, and unwavering dedication to the protection of horses. Your continued support and participation are the bedrock of our mission, transforming each event into a beacon of hope for a brighter future for these noble creatures.

About Norman Rea:
Norman Rea is a renowned figure in marketing and event planning, with a distinguished career as a lyricist and a robust philanthropic presence in the Capital Region. His creative genius has notably co-produced and penned lyrics for the award-winning “TUSK, the Musical,” with performances echoing from the White House to Carnegie Hall. As the President of REA Productions, LLC, and with deep roots in the Capital District through the family-run Marshall Ray textile firm, Norman brings a blend of community commitment and professional excellence to every endeavor. His leadership roles on boards like the Albany Damien Center and the Empire State Youth Orchestra, coupled with recognition as Volunteer of the Year by the Albany Medical Center, highlight his unwavering dedication to impactful philanthropy.

About Unbridled:
Unbridled is a vanguard in the protection of horses from exploitation, suffering, and slaughter, advocating for a new ethical perspective that cherishes, safeguards, and honors horses throughout their natural lives. Originally a breed specific organization, Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation, the organization has now expanded its mission to encompass all breeds, transitioning to the name Unbridled Sanctuary. This evolution reflects Unbridled’s commitment to protecting all equine. Unbridled Sanctuary is a safe haven for 60 permanent equine residents.

Unbridled is the only foundation of its kind in the USA to receive accreditation from the American Sanctuary Association (ASA), Equus Foundation, Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), and to earn the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. Our efforts were nationally recognized in 2021 when we received the people’s choice Top Rescue/Sanctuary Award from the Equis Save Foundation. Now in its 20th year, Unbridled Sanctuary stands as a testament to enduring compassion and unwavering advocacy for equine welfare.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Susan Kayne | 518.755.1813
Susan.Kayne@UnbridledHorses.ORG