Triple R Horse Rescue hosts annual fundraiser Oct. 3 in Carefree

Every year, hundreds of horses and burros from around the country find themselves in need of forever homes.

Triple R Horse Rescue, a 501(c) 3 organization that rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes horses surrendered to its care, will host the third annual Hope for Horses Gala 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Carefree Resort and Conference Center in Carefree.

The fundraiser will focus the community on the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of the horses in its care.

According to Ken Bacher, president of Triple R Horse Rescue, the 2015 event will feature Mary Hoffman, a popular Mesa-based singer songwriter, and her band, as the principal entertainment for the event.

Ms. Hoffman, winner of the Arizona State University Idol competition in 2004, is a country music aficionado. In addition, Robert J. Leary, the volunteer head coach and founder for ASU’s western equestrian team, will serve as master of ceremonies and auctioneer for the event.

This year’s event also will feature dinner, silent and live auction items, live western entertainment and surprise announcements.

For information about the fundraiser, call Courtney Olson at 480-532-1991. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at or via email to

Carefree Conference Resort is located at 37220 Mule Train Road in Carefree.

Triple R Horse Rescue, which is run 100 percent by volunteers, relies on support from the community to fulfill its mission. It is located on three acres donated by Lil Bit North Ranch in Cave Creek, Ariz.

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