March, 2016
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Volunteer get together to discuss  fundraising & event plans for 2016

Wednesday, March 2nd at 5:30 PM

The rescue (44029 N Spur Cross Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331)

Hope to see our wonderful volunteers there!

Any questions please contact 

Volunteers Needed To Assist the Girl Scouts At Spur Cross Stables
The local Girl Scouts will be holding their Girl Scout horse clinics at Spur Cross Stables this spring and they have asked if we could help. The goa l is for them to earn their horse badge. 

While one group of girls are on a 1-hour trail ride, the other group will be rotating through five stations learning about grooming, tack, care, food, breeds, etc. 

 We are looking for interested volunteers to help at the stations. 

The dates are as follows from 10-1:30: 

Saturday March 5th
Sunday March 6th

Saturday March 12th
Sunday March 14th

Saturday March 19th
Sunday March 20th

Saturday April 2nd
Sunday April 3rd

Saturday 16th
Sunday 17th

Please email if you are interested and include what day/dates you would be available to help 
contact:  stephaniebacher@hotmail.com


Miniature donkeys were first imported to the United States in the late 1920's from the islands of Sicily and Sardinia where they are now extinct.

The original importers were wealthy American families who kept these little pets on their estates as extended family

A miniature donkey at his adult height should not be taller than thirty six inches at his shoulders. A good  average height by today's standards would be thirty-four inches/with the smallest  around 28 inches.
Miniature donkey may live to be thirty or more years old


Without our generous supporters, we wouldn't be able to do what we do! 
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Cave Creek Outfitters has something for everyone: guided horseback rides, jeep tours, cowboy cookouts, authentic cowboy games, old west entertainment, wagon rides, corporate events, private parties and so much more!
Our fantastic location is conveniently located in North Scottsdale near most Arizona resorts, hotels, shopping and airports. We are open all year long, so join us today!


Hogs and Horses  6705 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ, is a complete western theme park in the making.
Owner T.C. Thorstenson has combined his rich western history with live bull riding arenas, multi-level bars, live music, great drinks and more,  all on one giant property located right in the middle of Cave Creek.


Chore Times 
The morning chores start at 8am and the evening chores start at 4:30pm.  Additionally, Saturday morning orientation begins at 8am. 

Please be sure to start at the designated times.  We have many volunteers that travel a distance to help, and it is difficult when they arrive and the chores are completed


Volunteer Chore Calendar
As a reminder, please be sure to sign-up on the website Chore Calendar so we can ensure all shifts are covered.  Also adhere to the Chore times (8am and 4:30pm).  The website chore calendar does not have the capability to show half hour increments; use 1600 for the afternoon shift. 
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20 MINIATURE DONKEYS in a multitude of petite sizes and colors, will make their way from Texas to Triple R Horse Rescue's ranch in Cave Creek, Ariz. All of the tiny donkeys are anxious to find forever homes with loving families and animal lovers. After their arrival, they will be ready to meet their future owners. More may be arriving later in spring.

According to Ken Bacher, president of Triple R Horse Rescue's, more than  160 of the donkeys wound up at a Texas rescue when a breeding situation occurred. As a result, the donkeys are being released to rescues such as Triple R so new homes can be found for them.

This amazingly group of tiny donkeys will be ready to get settled and adopted once they arrive and are gentled by loving rescue workers. Each mini donkey will be available for adoption at Triple R Horse Rescue, which is located at Spur Cross Stables,44029 North Spur Cross Road in Cave Creek, Ariz. Persons interested in adopting the donkeys can make an appointment by calling 602-396-8726

Triple R Horse Rescue is a 501(c)3 organization that rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes horses surrendered to its care. The organization, which is run 100% by volunteers, relies on support from the community to fulfill its mission. Triple R Horse Rescue is dedicated to assisting the 175,000 unwanted horses and donkeys in the United States. During the past three years, the organization has re-homed more than 150 animals.

For more information about Triple R Horse Rescue visit  http://www.triplerhorserescueaz.com or call 602.396.8726


Michele Schafer named to Triple Horse Rescue
board of directors
Cave Creek Arizona - Michele Schafer has been named to serve on the Triple R Horse Rescue board of directors. The Washington D.C., native, who worked in visual merchandizing, received a degree in art history from Arcadia University. Schafer also trained as a medical aesthetician working in the Philadelphia, Penn. She has been volunteering at Triple R for more than four years.
After marrying Ken Schafer, she moved to Pennsylvania and raised two children; Schafer lived there for 30 years until moving to Cave Creek in 2011. She looks forward to being a part of Triple R Horse Rescue for many years to come.
Stephanie Bacher named to Triple Horse Rescue
board of directors
Stephanie Bacher has been named to serve on the Triple R Horse Rescue board of directors. Bacher, an Arizona native who has volunteered at the rescue for more than five years, previously provided volunteer service in Canada, Mexico and two different African countries and worked with several dog rescues.
Bacher, an Arizona native and the mother of a 18-month-old daughter, studied American sign language, Early Childhood Education and has always had the desire to help children and animals including service in Africa for orphanages. She has worked with several dog rescues and has
volunteered at the rescue for five years.
    Saturday, March 13, 2016 

Now is your chance to dress up your horse, donkey or mini like a  motorcycle...that's right - a motorcycle - to compete in a fun new event  in Cave Creek known as ROPE & CHROME. Rope & Chrome is part of a new
inaugural festival known as Arizona Wild West Fest, a western/music  festival that will take place at multiple venues throughout Cave Creek.

Rope & Chrome comes to life on Saturday, March 13, 2016 in historic Cave  Creek during Arizona Wild West Fest.

The first ever Best in the West western motorcycle contest, contestants  will showcase their most imaginative western themed motorcycles and  western dressed riders as they compete for prizes and bragging rights  for a year. 

Categories include:
* Best Bike
* Rider Gone Wild West
* Best Horse
* Cowboy Gone Biker

In addition to motorcycle entries, horse, donkey and mini horse owners  should bring their animals dressed as motorcycles; this piece of the  contest is know as reverse Rope & Chrome. Motorcycle contestants will
ride into town to show off their entries at 3:00 PM; horses should  arrive at by 4:45 PM. The contest will be held at the Roadhouse at 5:00  PM. Rope & Chrome will be held at the Roadhouse, which is located at  6900 E. Cave Creek Road.

Arizona Wild West Festival, Arizona's newest and largest western/music  festival, will take place March 11-13, 2016 in Cave Creek, Ariz. This  one-of-a-kind event will feature a number of first time, signature,
family-friendly activities.

Call Fran Booth at 602.400.3330 or email f ranbooth@me.com  for more information