Wild Freedom 2016
BIG LOVE, BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO BROUGHT WILD FREEDOM 2016 TO LIFE FOR IDAHO WILD HORSES! BOISE LOVE CAN'T BE BEAT! TO OUR TOP-NOTCH PRODUCTION TEAM, CATERERS, VOLUNTEERS, DONORS, MUSICIANS, GUESTS AND EVERY PERSON WHO PARTICIPATED AND SUPPORTED: YOU ARE LOVED AND APPRECIATED BEYOND MEASURE! THANK YOU, THANK YOU! THIS LOVE IS WILD AND FOREVER THANKS TO FOLKS LIKE YOU! XO
Wild Freedom 2016 is a two-day event to benefit Wild Love Preserve and the preservation of Idaho wild horses on home turf. In celebration of ASPCA Help-A-Horse-Day, Wild Love Preserve is also in the running to win a $25,000 grant and you can help with your support. We are joining together as a collective community to raise funds for WLP and our wild horse expanse in the heart of Idaho wild horse country. Wild Freedom 2016 events are being held on April 23 at Cinder Winery and April 24 at Boise Hive. Fundraising celebrations include live music, auctions, family fun, good eats and more.
Currently WLP’s 130 rescued Idaho wild horses reside on 400 leased acres, which, along with supplemental hay and operations, costs Wild Love Preserve $12,500 a month. We hope this year’s Wild Freedom event will be a tremendous success and help us achieve the funding to acquire this wild expanse for the WLP Land Trust and enable us to release WLP’s 130 wild horses in June. Partners at the Idaho Youth Employment Program and WLP volunteers are ready to get working on wildlife friendly perimeter fencing, springs and tree planting. Opportunities to volunteer, contribute and visit Wild Love Preserve will be plentiful for those who wish to be part of this legacy project.
BIG LOVE, BIG THANKS TO ALL OUR PARTICIPANTS, VOLUNTEERS, DONORS, SPONSORS AND FRIENDS
Volunteer Event Coordinators: Gretchen Pelsma Talbert + Catherine Crooks Merrick
Venues: Cinder Winery + Boise Hive and Juta Geurtsen
Cinder Winery Event and Complimentary First Glass Wine Made Possible By Kontent Partners
Sponsorships, Donations, Production Volunteers: Pixie Merrick + Brenda Bielke
Fantastic Local Foods and Delicious Eats: 3-Girls Catering Boise + Alpicella Bakery + Burgerlicious + Idaho's Bounty + Simplot + Whole Foods Boise + il Segreto Wood Fired Pizza + Ohana No-Till Farm +
Boise Musicians and Bands Donating Time and Talents: Eilen Jewell + Jonah Shue + Thomas Paul + a.k.a. Belle + Reilly Coyote + Bijouxx + Ryan Curtis + Phonetic + Idyltime + Fleet Street Klezmer Band + Tracy Morrison + 2x2 + Brett Netson + Boise Rock School + Julia & The Jumpscares + Three Gunas + Eric Penney + Dave Eilers + Dennis Jagard +
In-Kind and Auction Item Donors: 3 Girls Catering Boise + Boise Hive + Kontent Partners + Steve Fulton + AudioLab + Gretchen Talbert and Jamberry + Alpicella Bakery + Amy Allsop + Chef Scott Bassin + Burgerlicious + Fantasy Creations Jewelry + Flying M Coffeehouse + Boise Dog Walker Pet Sitter + Patrick Storey + Jon Faulkner + Zoo Boise + Big City Coffee, Linen District + The Record Exchange + Ohana No-Till Farm + Tod Alan and Azure Hair Studio + FastSigns West Seattle + Idaho's Bounty + Ophidia Studio + The People's Clinic + Cattle Kate + Bardenay + Simplot + Desert Bloom Yoga + The Chocolat Bar + il Segreto Wood Fired Pizza + Boise Rock School + John Hale + Sam Merrick + Christine Edmonds + Starbucks + Norma Miller + Modern Hotel and Bar + Ballet Idaho + BBQ4LIFE + Andrea Maki + Lisa Mason + Rachel Mason + Holly Ayn + Britt Talbert + Blue Girl Red State + Re-Pop Gifts + Alex Wood: Balloon Twister + Susan Acree +
Wild Horse Sponsors: Catherine Crooks Merrick + Elissa Kline (In Memory of Shady) + Faith Edmonds + Grace Edmonds + Jon Faulkner + Robert Maki (Cash) + Kyle Van Cleave + Mary Merrick + Sarah Rubbo + Stacy Serb + Kelly Ponder + Carolyn Crooks +
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* Special Thanks to Beth Markley and Elemental Idaho on Radio Boise for Interview with Andrea Maki
Big Love, Big Thanks to Invisiblegirl News in Manchester, U.K, for spreading the word about Mustangs by a.k.a. Belle, Wild Love Preserve and Wild Freedom 2016: http://www.invisiblegirl.co.uk/news.html
Click Orange Button To Donate to Wild Freedom 2016 for Help A Horse Day.
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HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Attend Events + Volunteer + Bring Family and Friends + Spread The Word + Donate + Be a Sponsor
You make a big difference when you sponsor a wild horse at Wild Love Preserve and we are deeply appreciative. Meet Some WLP Wilds.
We rely on grants and donations to do the work we do in rescuing and permanently securing the lives of Idaho wild horses in their native high desert habitat. Sponsoring a wild horse at Wild Love Preserve supports the lasting freedom, protection and wildness of our rescued 130 wilds who will remain forever together in their family bands and herd structure. Wilds being wild.
One Month Sponsorship: $150
One Year Sponsorship: $1000
Honorary Sponsorships: $25-100
Donate to WLP Save Idaho Wild Horses Campaign to Raise Funds For Equipment
Another way you can help us bring it home for Idaho Wild Horses and Wild Freedom 2016 is to donate to our special Save Idaho Wild Horses Campaign at LoveAnimals, which is for WLP equipment expenses. All donors will be listed on our WLP website event pages as participants, unless anonymity is preferred. Learn More + Take Action Here: SAVE IDAHO WILD HORSES
Get a Wild Love Freedom T-shirt and help us bring it home for Idaho Wild Horses this Help A Horse Day!
Whether you're able to attend our events in person or not, you can participate with heart action! We just launched a special Booster campaign as part of Wild Freedom 2016. Get your Wild Love T-shirt and help us bring it home for Idaho Wild Horses this Help A Horse Day! Gals and guys, all sizes, 20 bucks! Happening Here: Wild Love T-Shirts Make a Difference!
Donations can be made on-line or by check and mailed to:
Wild Love Preserve
126 SW 148th Street, Suite C100, Box 326
Burien, WA 98166 -1984
Please inquire for wire transfer details.
Wild Love Preserve is a Registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit #27-3729450