THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A DRUG-FREE AMERICA is now "THE PARTNERSHIP AT DRUGFREE.ORG"
Timeless Farm is proud to announce that the national organization, “THE PARTNERSHIP AT DRUGFREE.ORG”, has become the beneficiary of an ongoing charity event beginning with the 2010 Timeless Farm Series of Horse Shows.
In honor of ELIZABETH BENKERT, our beloved Timeless Farm family member that was lost tragically on August 5th, 2007, Timeless Farm will regularly donate to “The Partnership at Drugfree.org” through proceeds generated during our outdoor season of horse shows.
Our hope is that, in making sure that Liz will always be involved in the show ring that she loved so much, in keeping her memory alive everyday, we will in turn help other families by promoting awareness, support, and understanding to prevent future drug related tragedies.
Timeless farm unveiled the “Elizabeth Benkert Memorial Jump for Charity” at the first show of the Timeless Farm Summer Series, May 23, 2010.
Liz’s jump is included in course designs for the Equitation, Hunter Classic, Medal and all Jumper courses. Every time it is successfully jumped, Timeless Farm will donate $1 to “The Partnership at Drugfree.org” in Liz’s name.
An account, the Elizabeth Benkert Memorial Fund, has been set up at Heartland Credit Union, Madison, 1-800-362-3944. Individuals are invited to donate to this account. A presentation was made to “The Partnership at Drugfree.org”, following the final 2010 Timeless Farm Horse Show, we raised $1125.50!!
Some of you may have followed the "Ariat Jumping with the Stars" at the 2010 Midwest Horse Fair, Leigh Mills rode Liz's horse Dan, aka Stand By Me, and they WON WITH PERFECT TENS!! As a tribute to all of their hard work, and in honor of Liz, Leigh jumped Dan over Liz's fence as the ceremonial first jump effort! Leigh also competed Dan in the first two Hunter Divisions before the ceremony with coverage from NBC 15 News!!
We look forward to an exciting 2011 show season!