He is now back up in the saddle and has come several
times to Dawn-Mar to teach the children.
Thank you all, Shared Gifts

Bill riding a horse
Back in the saddle!
Bill teaching
Bill is teaching a child about Western bridling.


Winners of the Food and Fuel Raffle


1)  NO. 0230   Sherry Crane $300 Irving Gas card
2)  NO. 0009   Rick Hurst $400 Rymes house fuel 
3)  NO. 0134  Josie Takala  $300 Hannaford gift card


4)  NO. 0190    Linda Morris 
5)  NO. 0382 Vera Starzynski
6)  NO.0455 Linda Seabury 


 (3) alternates will be drawn at same time.
First name drawn will be contacted by phone.
(If the person has not responded in 24 hours,
second person drawn will be called.)

Winners will be called in the order that their name was drawn. 

Each winner can make his prize a gift to anyone of his choosing.

Winners will be given the chance to pick any one of the above prizes,
or any one of the prizes remaining when they are contacted.




Past Events


Welcome to all the crafters who will be joining us on Sunday.
 Thank you for giving your time to support two important causes.
 First, ½ of the proceeds will go toward “hero pack” for Operation Military Kids.
 Go to:
 Second, the remainder of the funds will support our horses at Shared Gifts.
 Our crafters include:

 Spinner, Portrait maker
 Seat Caner, Woodworker
 Roper, Farrier
 Basket Weaver
 The Day’s Schedule
1-2:30pm – See & visit with crafters, ropers, spinners & farrier
 2:30-2:45 – Sing Happy Birthday to Sugar (our 40 year horse)
 2:30-2:45 – Educational Information
 3-3:30 – Military Salute from our kids on their horses
 3:30-4:00– Limited Horseback riding
 All during the day
 Silent Auction, Prom Dress Sale,
 Food and Much More during the day

 From the west, go east on Rt 202 into Hopkinton.
 Turn left on Stumpfield Road
 If you go over bridge over lake, you’ve gone too far.
 From the east, go west on Rt 202 past I-89 in Hopkinton
 Go over bridge over lake
 Turn right on Stumpfield Road
 If get to Dustin Road, you’ve gone too far.


Names Drawn at the Food
and Fuel Raffle


Cheri Griffin
Vicki Hall

Ginny Green
Candy Salgado
Paula Harper
Toni Napolitano
Bessie White
Christine Landry


All prizes have been claimed.


Thank you again to all who participated in the Food and Fuel Raffle!




To buy your tickets for the Food and Fuel Raffle Tickets see below!


Schedule of Events


12:50 to 1:00 p.m. Remarks
1:00 to 1:20 p.m. Speaking with and about all the people in the large cafeteria room
 1:20 to 1:35 p.m. Kathy Lorenz demonstrating the training of a dog to help those in wheelchairs (large room)
1:35 to 1:45 p.m. Cupcake walk being lead out by the 4H Rolling Bones Dog Club (large room)
1:45 to 2:00 p.m. Open time for people to circulate and talk to presenters in large and quiet room
2:00 to 2:15 p.m. Dee and Helen presenting scent training and other interesting training tips (large room)
2:15 to 2:25 p.m. Cake walk with Rolling Bones
2:25 to 2:35 p.m. Introductions for presenters in quiet room
2:35 to 2:55 p.m. Maria Colby and her owl (quiet room)
2:55 to 3:25 p.m. New England Search and Rescue (large room)
3:25 to 3:40 p.m. Chance for visitors to wander, and last Cupcake Walk

A Special Thanks to:
Kathy Lorenz, Caring Paws Therapy Dogs
Dee Ganley, Behavior Training Consultant
Helen Nichols, No Monkey Business Dog Training
Ginny Green Bunnies
Stephanie Larochelle Lambs
Puppy Angels
New England Search and Rescue
Back in the Saddle Therapeutic Riding Center
Helen Hayes Animal Portraits
Little Nature Museum
Chickens Rosalie Smith
Wings of the Dawn Maria Colby
4H Rolling Bones Dog Club
Becky's Gift





at Dawn-Mar Ranch

June 27 to Aug 19

 We welcome any youngster, 7 to 16 years, to experience one or all of our morning sessions throughout the summer. From 9am to 12 noon, twice a week(or more), we will offer
 a combination of hands-on activities and horsemanship in the ring. We teach in a safe,
relaxed and loving atmosphere with plenty of time to nuzzle and scratch some
soft ears. Our emphasis is on the novice/intermediate rider learning reining at the walk and trot.

Our instructor, Marcia Evans, has had a 4H program for 40 years, a Special Olympic program for 20 years, as well as individual clients of every ability from all across the state. Our staff is completely volunteer with CITS (Counselors in Training) who are earning their own lesson hours. Every penny raised from our group instruction goes to scholarships for riders as well as the care and feeding of our horses.



June 27 to August 19
TIME: 9am to 12 noon, Tues and Thurs, (additional mornings open)
COST: Newly Discounted $28 per session, or $50 per week with the last week being FREE to those who have registered for all 8 weeks. Sibling discounts as well as a few scholarships are also available.
 (Also includes helmet, paper goods and refreshments)
AGES: Any youngster 7 to 16 years, any physical ability or ethnic/socio-economic backround
LIMITED: Maximum 15 participants per session

Call Mary Congoran -568-2783 or Marcia Evans 746-3884

Registration Closes June 22

WAIVERS  and MEDICAL RELEASES for all participants

Activities Include:

In the Ring (everyday)

  • Safety demo and practice

  • Observing, saddling, tacking

  • Mounting and dismounting

  • Riding the horse walk/trot at the lead

  • Observation (Possible participation) cooling down of horse and putting out                  

Hands-on Activities (can include)

  • Safety (every day)

  • Grooming (everyday)

  • Feeding (concerns of teeth)

  • Saddling, bridling, haltering

  • Stall Maintenance

  • Leading (minis and standards)

  • Driving a carriage with a mini

  • Catching

Click on pictures for a larger image!

Summer Camp 2010



1:30 pm Maypole Dance  
1:40 pm  Mini horse presentation and chance to pet the minis  
1:50 pm
  • Games for tickets opens up...

  • dangling flies

  • bean bag toss

  • recycled bracelets

  • magic

  • crafts

  • fortune teller and cootie catchers

  • tug O mud

  • face painting

  • fishing, and more....

  • auction of mud pies throughout (4H families have made)

  • whoopie pie walk

  • breaks for whoopie pie eating contest

  • equine blind sniff test

  • horse racing

Horse back Rides available

food for everyone

lovely vegetable and plant sale, throughout

See you there!


Take Flight Event and Raffle Winner

The Winner is Cathy Aranosian

with 4 Alternates in the wings

  1. Anida Hickey

  2. Austen Furness

  3. Jill Crane

  4. Steve Rowan



NH Association of the Blind Walkathon
Mini Style


Members of Shared Gifts walked last Saturday in support of the NH Association of the Blind and demonstrated what a "seeing eye " Mini would look like in small shoes (so doesn't slip on linoleum of hospitals, etc).  Minis are becoming popular in this profession because they live so much longer than dogs and they do all the same things.







Photo: Musher Judith Carrier (



All proceeds to go directly towards rescued horses and dogs.


*2 Round Trip Tickets
on Alaskan Airlines
(Boston to Anchorange) to depart on March 3rd – Return March 9
Compliments of Lara-ke Sleddogs

*6 Nights lodging

at Camai B&B

2 tickets

to the Mushers Banquet
March 4

 Drawing  January 16th, 2010
  (17th rain-date)
 at the fundraising festival
(2:00-4:30 pm)
Hopkinton High School

(Snow Date: Same time on January 17, 2010)




2-3:00pm  -  Outside Activities (Dress Warm)


Meet and pet the NH State Dog – The Chinook

Meet the “past teacher on the trail finalist” and her 2 huskies

including Gypsy, the Canine Reporter)

Learn about racing harnesses and racing sleds

Join in the Ikidarod, Trading Places Races

(presented by the Interact Club of Hopkinton High School)

Meet and greet the Adorable/Adoptable dogs

From Peace and Paws.


3-3:30pm  -  Warm-up (inside) and Refreshments


3:30-4:30pm - A film made by an Alaskan Filmmaker


4:30pm - Drawing of the Winning Raffle Ticket for 2 to the Iditarod


Tickets may be purchased on shared-gifts website or locally at Merrimack County Savings Bank located at

190 Main Street, Concord
89 North Main Street, Concord
1 Integra Drive, Concord
167 North State Street, Concord
503 South Street, Bow
35 Kearsarge Avenue, Contoocook

They may also be purchased
from volunteers/employees of Shared Gifts and Peace and Paws.

Many, Many thanks to everyone who donated to make this possible!



Our many thanks to Judith Currier- round trip tickets, Bill Leighty and Nancy Waterman and Central Square Emporium for lodging, Peace and Paws dog rescue – Musher’s Banquet Tickets, volunteers from Concord Women’s Contemporary Group, Sendaishi Pet Resort  - sled dog demo, Shared-Gifts horse demos, Merrimack County Savings Bank – support with ticket sales,
Premier Printing – discount on printing, Camai B&B generous discount on lodging.





Please come to an open house to honor 11 rescued horses and
the Proud service they provide for their 4H and Special Olympic riders.


October 25th -  1:00 – 5:00pm

Rain Date:  November 8th




Snuggling…and…please Bring


Graciously Supported by:


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