Texas Children's Camp Horses Stolen

Operators of a horseback riding program for children are hoping the public can help them recover two horses allegedly stolen from a Christian camp facility last month.

Tiffany Gardner, head horse wrangler for Camp El Har, a children’s camp and retreat center operated by the Assembly of God in Dallas, Texas, said that on Jan. 31 she discovered two of the facility’s 10 horses missing when the animals did not come in from their pasture to be fed. The missing animals--two 9-year-old Quarter Horse mares named Finally Got Zipped and Blaze--were used to teach children to ride, she said.

Gardner said she believes the animals were removed by someone who cut through barb and electric wire fences, then led the animals through three adjoining properties to a nearby service road.

Dallas Police are investigating the incident, she said.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Dallas Police Department at 241/670-7471. A complete description of the missing horses is available at www.NetPosse.com, report number NR001530.

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Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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