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PTHR Adoption Corral at the Gay Polo Tournament

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Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue Thanks GPL and Phelps Media for Including the Rescue in the 1st Annual Gay Polo Tournament

Written by: Phelps Media Group, Inc.
Client: Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue
Release Date: 2010-04-06

Wellington, FL -- The first annual International Gay Polo Tournament took place on Saturday, and Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue was thrilled to participate in the event's halftime show.

The inaugural event saw the grounds packed with families, friends old and new, people from all over the country, and everyone having a great time. Spectators, including professional polo players, were overheard saying how fantastic it was to see people enjoying the sport of Polo.

Halftime included an interview by Victor Connors with Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue as some of the Thoroughbreds from the Florida Thoroughbred Rehab & Placement Division paraded around the field. With ooohs and ahhhs from the tailgate section, the horses were more than happy to stop and pose for a picture.

The rescue brought horses that are available for adoption, and also had an “adoption corral” at their booth filled with 12 adoptable plush horses that represent horses in the rescue. There were three late entries leading the paddock named Chip, Senator and Mason, in honor of the men who made this day happen.

Jennifer Swanson, co-founder of Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue said, “You cannot imagine what it means to be a part of this fantastic event. There are two athletes in this sport, the rider and the horse. The GPL has been the first Polo organization to include the rescue in an event and we are very grateful. We received two calls today regarding adoption from people who attended the event. It is very important that people have the opportunity to see the quality of horses we have at the rescue. We cannot thank the GPL, Phelps Media and all the wonderful people who work there enough for including us in this event and we look forward to next year."

For more information on Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue and Florida Rehab & Placement please visit or join our Facebook group, Florida Thoroughbreds. If you are interested in adopting, volunteering, donating or coming out to see the horses you can call Brad Gaver at 561-951-2108.


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