How did the Foundation get started?
were founded in honor and memory of three mares, Calypso, Chrissy
and Flag who were each saved from the slaughter truck. The
Gingersnap Girls Equine Education and Rescue Foundation was founded
in 2004 becoming a 501 (c)(3) organization classified with the
IRS as a public charity in 2005.
Who were "the girls"?
was a thoroughbred, bound for the race track. She was turned her
into a fox hunter, ending up alone in a field in a snowstorm with
no shelter, food, or water. When her owners planned to sell her
at auction, a neighbor stepped in and contacted a local equine
Someone must have been kind to this mare, for she was very loving.
But someone else was not kind, leaving her abandoned in a field
- moving away and leaving them with no food or water.
Chris was boarding a killer buyer's truck when she was rescued.
This race horse, turned broodmare was left to fend for herself
with no food, little water, and no medical care. She was hundreds
of pounds underweight when her owners took her to the killer buyers!
full details on these couragous horses, please
Why "the gingersnap girls"?
people have asked how "the Gingersnap Girls" got their
Simply - the three mares in whose honor we were founded, All had
developed a very healthy appetite for and ongoing Love of gingersnap
cookies. (Murray's being the number one choice!)
Chrissy and Flag ate them until the very days that they left us
to go to heaven. In fact, in the last two days of chrissy's life,
gingersnaps were the ONLY thing that we could get her to eat.
Calypso continued to savor them until the day she left us to join
Flag and Chrissy in January, 2005.
A friend, knowing of the girls' great fondness for this cookie,
one day asked me how the Gingersnap Girls were doing. Years
later, the name still sticks!
How can I help?
Educate yourself about Abuse
in our Southern States Bag-Tag (SHOW) Program
How will my donation be used?
Equine Rescue Groups - a portion of monies raised will go
to assist non-profit equine rescue groups who are working at the
grassroots level; going to livestock auctions and adopting or
fostering abuse cases.
Education -teaching the general public about plight of many
equine neglect/abuse cases, raising awareness to help protect
these beautiful animals.
Care - the Gingersnap Girls has room for only 6 horses at
a time, so we must seek out foster homes in our Safe Haven Program.
Large or small, your kind, tax-deductible donation will help us
reach our goal. For more information on the above, please
Are there other ways to help?
are always in need of volunteers and donations of items. Please
see our Wish List for details. You
can also attend our Annual Fund Raising events and support us
while having a good time! See our calendar
for event announcements.