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SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

Entertainment, popular auctioneer added to Hope for Horses Gala

Second annual event hosted by Triple R Horse Rescue to help horses in need
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CAVE CREEK – Triple R Horse Rescue will host the second annual Hope for Horses Gala on October 11, 2014 from 5 – 9 p.m. at the Carefree Resort and Conference Center in Carefree, Ariz., which is located at 37220 Mule Train Road.

According to Ken Bacher, president of Triple R Horse Rescue, the event now will feature Mary Hoffman, a popular Mesa, Ariz.-based singer songwriter as entertainment for the event. Hoffman, winner of the Arizona State University (ASU) Idol competition in 2004 and a country music aficionado, has fronted for Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Gary Allen, Easton Corbin, The Band Perry and other big name acts and has sung with Sugarland.

In addition, Robert J. Leary, the volunteer head coach and founder for ASU’s western equestrian team, will serve as master of ceremonies and auctioneer for the fund-raiser event. His work with the ASU team has lead to wins including the regional championship, and numerous riders have made their way to the semi and national championship competitions. Leary has worked with Triple R Horse Rescue in rehabilitating horses for adoption with the help of the ASU team.

Triple R Horse Rescue, the only horse rescue in Cave Creek, Ariz., held the first Hope for Horses Gala in October 2013 and raised more than $20,000 to help advance the organization's mission to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome horses in its care.

This year’s event also will feature dinner, silent and live auction items and special surprise announcements. Interested donors can submit auction items for the event to Terilynn Meeker at 602.999.0794 or email Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at or via email at

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 percent by volunteers, relies on support from the community to fulfill its mission. Located on three acres donated by Lil Bit North Ranch in Cave Creek, Ariz., Triple R Horse Rescue is dedicated to assisting the 175,000 unwanted horses in the United States. In the past three years, the organization has re-homed more than 100 horses.