Who We Are
Whisked from his cozy and beautiful sailboat into a never ending whirlwind of mucking, fence building, hay bucking and whatever else gets thrown at him, Doug does it all with a smile and his Schipperke, Yami, trailing along side. On dark and rainy days he sometimes yearns for the tidy confines of the Easy.
Co-Founder, handyman, director of manure management
When we first met, Ellen's hunger for animal interaction was powerful and touching. She was thrilled to be around and help with my family of horses, donkeys, dogs and cats. Ellen now operates New Moon Farm Goat Rescue and Sanctuary in Arlington. She is a tenured faculty member in the Photography Department at EVCC.
When not working on the farm, she rides her rescued mares Eclipse and Harmony, accompanied on the trails by dogs Toby and Maizy.
Board of Directors, Crazy Goat Lady
Sheri was roped into the world of horse rescue late one night when she was internet surfing and discovered horses headed to slaughter unless they were sold that night. She whipped out her credit card and never looked back.
She lives with her bad dog Roscoe and seventeen rescue horses on her lovely acreage in the Spokane area. When she has free time she enjoys tractor stunt driving and horse training.
Board of Directors, Founder of Howling Horse Rescue
Beth enjoys a busy life in the Skagit Valley. She likes to spend lots of quality outdoor time with the kids and their animals. She became a member of Skagit Valley Pony Club as a child and enjoyed competing in three day events and tetrathalons. Competition has been on hold for a while but she plans a return to eventing. Currently, she enjoys trail riding and will soon participate in fox hunt. She is active in horse rescue and rehabilitation with Skagit animal control and supports many horse rescues.She is pictured with Bachelor's Joy, aka BJ.
Board of Directors, Mom to four, RN, horse chick
PETEY AND RUBEN
Petey is a small standard donkey and Ruben is his old-timer hinny buddy. The day they first met we hurried to 'save' Ruben as he ran full bore, mouth wide open and loud with Petey clamped onto his neck also running at full speed. As it turned out, they are great friends and have remained inseparable.
When we attend events that welcome their presence they are delighted to be part of any activities that include attention and possible food.
At home they amuse themselves by emptying bird feeders and visiting the neighbors whenever possible.
It has been my good fortune to have my work and home life include animals.
I am grateful every day for the support of my husband, Doug, as well as my family and friends. They all have made it possible for Equine Aid to exist and move forward through their support and encouragement.
I am also thankful for the many animals who have shared their lives with us. From my little dog Max, who always makes us laugh, to our herd of sweet cats on up to the horses who teach us lessons every day.
This photo is my beloved mare Paloma and I on a sunny spring day.
Board of Directors, Co-Founder
Bri has worked with us for the past four years. She knows our barn, the horses and our daily routines inside and out.
Two years ago she adopted a Paint gelding from us named Louie. She has done a fine job of teaching him manners and to be ridden.
Her other interests include playing the oboe, clarinet and piano.
Number one Barn Helper