FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Palmer, Mass., September 9, 2012. Blue Star Equiculture’s Executive Director, Pamela Rickenbach announces that Oreo, the six year old brown and white spotted draft gelding involved in a high profile accident in midtown Manhattan on August 16th, has found his “forever” home with Mindy Levine, wife of New York Yankee’s President Randy Levine.
Oreo will be renamed “Orion”, in recognition of in the Yankees’ Universe Fund for pediatric cancer research, a cause for which the Levines are passionate. Mrs. Levine is a life long horsewoman and has followed Orion’s plight as his story unfolded, she states that Orion will stay at her stable in upstate New York following his turnout at Blue Star Equiculture’s farm in Palmer. During his stay at BSE, he will continue to be evaluated for his physical and emotional health as well as his skills as a working horse. It is expected that Orion would be transferred to the Levine’s farm sometime in October, after the Yankee’s World Series run.
Blue Star Equiculture is pleased and proud that Orion has found his forever home with Levines. The Yankees have reached deep into the heart of Red Sox Nation and challenge the Boston Red Sox fans to become aware of Blue Star Equiculture and their work in support of working horses right in their back yards.
Blue Star Equiculture is a 501(c)3 non-profit draft horse sanctuary and organic farm, located on Rt 181 in Palmer, Mass. They rely on grass roots fundraising efforts to support their mission specializing with working horses and have 30 horses in residence at any one time. BSE’s mission states they “help horses, humans and Mother Earth”.