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Friday, June 14, 2024

Ryerss Farm annual Open House cancelled due to a fire

POTTSTOWN, Pa--Ryerss Farm’s Annual Holiday Open House, scheduled for Dec. 1, has been canceled due to a fire, and Ryerss now needs donations to replace what has been lost.

Ryers Farm 1Early Wednesday morning, Nov. 27, after the horses had left the barn, the electrical panel located in the main barn caught fire as staff and volunteers were arriving for the day.

As a result of the quick response from the Ridge, Ludwigs, Norco, Limerick and Twin Valley Fire Companies, the fire was contained.

Also, supporting the effort, was the Goodwill Ambulance Company.

Unfortunately, there was extensive damage to the offices attached to the barn and the farm will be without power for an unknown amount of time.


THE STAFF and volunteers of Ryerss Farm regret the cancellation of this wonderful annual event.

Ryers 3Thankfully, no horses or people were injured during the fire.

Ryerss Farm can use your help in raising funds to replace a substantial electrical system and rebuild the offices.

You can help through your donation.

Please embrace the spirit of giving by joining the Ryerss Farm Giving Tuesday campaign.

Thanksgiving is followed quickly by Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but on Tuesday, Dec. 3, we will have the opportunity to pause and support a worthy cause with Giving Tuesday!

This year, on the global day of giving, we encourage you to support our horses and help provide them with the care and attention they’ve earned.

As a Ryerss Farm visitor, you know that our horses depend upon hundreds of volunteers who, like you, love our horses.

Here are a couple of ways you can get ready for Giving Tuesday:

Ryers Farm 2Share information about Ryerss Farm Tuesday with your family and friends. Also, invite them to join the cause.

· Mark your calendar for Dec. 3.

· No need to wait- make your one-time gift at Ryerss Farm Donations today!

Let's join together to make Giving Tuesday an historic day of giving!

Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines is a non-profit corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the I.R.S. Code.

The Ryerss Farm Hours of Operation are from 10 AM to 4 PM daily, and we are open year-round.

This season, the best time to get up close and feed the horses while in their stalls is between 2:30 - 4 pm daily.

We ask that if you do want to feed the horses to please bring cut-up carrots, apples and sugar-free peppermints for those horses with Cushing's Disease. Horses with Cushing's Disease will be identified with a yellow tag on their halter, as well as a yellow name card on their stall.

Your donations help us help our horse residents. Plenty of free parking is available.

Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, founded in 1888, is the country's oldest non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to provide for "the care and shelter of aged and abused horses," providing sanctuary to 80 retired and rescued horses.

Ryerss Farm is located on 383 beautiful acres in Pottstown, and is open to the public, daily, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Find more information about how Ryerss Farm provides a dignified retirement to their horse residents at www.ryerssfarm.org.

Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines,  610-469-0533, 1720 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465

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