THE DONKEY LOAD

Together, We Can Give Working Animals A Better Life.

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The air is thick with choking dust. The summer heat--well over 100 degrees--is searing. In the miserable conditions of India’s brick kilns, working horses, donkeys and mules are pushed to their physical limits day after day, hauling massive loads on their backs from dawn until dusk.

This punishing existence is the everyday reality for thousands of working animals throughout the developing world. Many of them work with life-threatening injuries and suffer from poor nutrition and dehydration. The future is grim for these animals, as their owners are also struggling to make a living in these brutal working conditions. Many owners simply don’t have the resources to care properly for their animals.

We believe that animal suffering is preventable, and that good animal welfare protects human livelihoods. Brooke USA is an organization that funds programs designed to improve the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules. On-the-ground animal welfare teams work in some of the most challenging areas of the world to help relieve immediate suffering and create lasting change.

Your gift could help lighten the load for working animals across the globe. We rely on the support of our generous donors to expand our reach, helping more owners maintain their livelihoods by providing them with the skills and knowledge they need to give their animals the care they deserve.
Phenomenal Year For
Brooke USA's Sunset Polo ™  & White Party

Brooke USA's Sunset Polo™ & White Party raised over $350,000 for working equines and the people who depend on them in the world’s poorest communities. More than 1,000 people joined together for the signature event and exceeded funds raised from all previous years. The event recorded a landmark year, with nearly $70,000 raised of the total project goal of $150,000 to construct equine veterinary clinics in Ethiopia, home to the third largest population of equines in the world. The elegant and well-attended fundraiser was held at the Wanderers Club on Friday, March 22.
Paint Wellington Orange Concludes With Resounding Support from Community

Thank you to everyone who helped us have an exceptional 2019 Paint Wellington Orange.

We raised.... Drum roll please...

$10,000

We could not have done it without you and your support of Brooke USA! A BIG THANK YOU to all of our supporters, including:

  • Beauty For Real
  • AMCI Group
  • Everything Equestrian
  • Equi-Clean Grooming Wipes
  • Equestrian Trends & Trading
  • JJ Tate
  • AmTrust Bank
  • Chisholm Gallery
  • Provident Jewelry
  • Eye Gee Designs
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • JJ Tate
  • Pilates Core Arena
  • Michelle Farmer Collaborate
  • Don Chepo's
Help Brooke USA significantly improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America by raising funds in your communities!

Paint America Orange
 
Paint America Orange allows you to create your own fundraising program or any type of event you want. Love dinner parties? 5k runs? Bake sales? Sport competitions? Give your passion a purpose by turning it into a fundraiser for Brooke USA. All proceeds go directly to Brooke USA.

Getting Started Is Easy!
Brooke USA Finds Second Home at EquiSafe International Headquarters in Wellington, FL

Brooke USA recently announced the opening of its new office at 3280 Fairlane Farms Road in Wellington, FL. In addition, Brooke USA moved into a new office at 2333 Alexandria Drive in Lexington, KY. These new locations will accommodate the nonprofit’s rapid growth, demonstrating its commitment to expand work in Florida while staying true to its roots in Kentucky.

“This is an exciting time for Brooke USA and marks a huge milestone for our organization, our friends and supporters, and employees who will all benefit from the opportunities this expansion presents,” said Brooke USA’s Executive Director Emily Dulin. “Brooke USA’s office in Florida allows us to further develop relationships in Wellington and Ocala. We are so grateful to our friends at EquiSafe for signing a two-year lease offering us free rent while including all the wonderful services of sub-leasing in this spacious and attractive building,” she added.

Brooke USA has quadrupled its donation income since starting to fundraise in the US in 2016 and as it looks to continue that expansion into 2020 and beyond, Brooke USA now has two suitable locations that can support that growth.
Lakeside Brunch in Orange

Thank you to our amazing volunteers in Tryon, North Carolina. As part of our Paint America Orange program, these wonderful ladies: Cindy Boyle, Bernadette Cogdell and Sally Frick planned, organized and volunteered on Sunday, April 7 to put on a delightful Lakeside Brunch in Orange during The Fork at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. The event featured a brunch buffet highlighting locally raised and grown foods from Lucky Clays Fresh, mimosas and a cash bar.
 
Mary Alice Monroe, NY Times Best-Selling author was on hand for a meet-and-greet and a portion of pre-orders for her new book, The Summer Guests, benefited Brooke USA.
 
Competitor and author Tik Maynard was also on site to sign his new book, In the Middle are the Horsemen, which a portion of book sales benefited Brooke USA.
 
Are you interested in hosting a third-party event as part of Brooke USA’s Paint America Orange program? If so, reach out to Kendall.Bierer@BrookeUSA.org for more information.

Thank you to our partners the Tryon International Equestrian Center for hosting this event on behalf of Brooke USA and our volunteers!
Annual Board Meeting

At the beginning of March, our Board of Directors traveled to Wellington, Florida for the opportunity to put your suggestions and strategies to good use!

Did you send us your suggestions, if so, thank you! If not, it's not too late!

Your opinion and insights are extremely important; after all, you are the heart and soul of Brooke USA. We would love to hear from you about your thoughts on our work and the projects we fund. This will help us make improvements to our existing funding initiatives and prioritize those coming our way in the future.

For the 2019 season Brooke USA Corporate Partner, SH Productions, is proud to present a series of six CDI/National Competitions to be held at Galway Downs in Temecula, CA. The remaining shows are as follow:

NOV 14, 2019 – NOV 17, 2019

NOV 21, 2019 – NOV 24, 2019

Brooke USA participated in the Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival welcome party at Galway Downs in Temecula on April 11, 2019. SH Productions, which puts on AWCDF, is a proud corporate sponsor of Brooke USA and has raised more than $3,500 this year to support the hardworking horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve.
Join Brooke USA at Clinky Mania!
Clinky Mania Live 2019 - A China Only Model Horse All Halter Live Show - May 18, 2019 in Georgetown, IN (11 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky).

The show will feature three divisions including Original Finish China Open Production Division, Original Finish China Limited Production Division, and Custom Glazed China Division.

Visit our website at https://clinkymanialive.weebly.com  for more information.

Proceeds from show will benefit Brooke USA.

Want to help? Reach out to Melissa Meader at mameader@gmail.com .
Join Trafalgar Square Books in Supporting Brooke USA
TSB is proud to support  Brooke USA  in a variety of ways, including an all-new support page on their website. The page features photos of TSB's visit to Wellington, as well as videos about Brooke USA.

You can support Brooke USA by purchasing TSB books such as Tik Maynard's In The Middle Are The Horsemen, as well as donating through our website.

Place your orders at HorseandRiderBooks.com .
In The News
Check out the article about Brooke USA & Horse Heroes in World War I Illustrated!
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