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Equi-Spa Works with Organization to Rescue Retired Race Horse; Announces Giveaway and Big Spring Sale to Kick Off 2019

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Winterset, Iowa, March 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) Equi-Spa®, the leading maker of premium, all-natural horse care and equine grooming products based in Winterset, Iowa, announced today that it recently adopted a retired thoroughbred race horse in cooperation with the Neigh Savers Foundation. The plan is to provide this fabulous creature a “forever home” where she can live comfortably and with dignity for the rest of her life.

Known by her race name, MS. Olympio, (Missy) is a special horse born into a long line of successful racers. She descends from Something Royal, mother to the legendary Secretariat. Missy was born in 2003 and made eleven starts on the race track, of which she earned two wins, and finished on  the podium on four occasions. Missy retired in 2011 to become a brood mare.

This past January, Neigh Savers, a non-profit organization that specializes in the rescue, care and adoption of horses that are struggling to find proper care in a suitable environment, reached out to Equi-Spa®, looking for help finding a quality retirement home for Missy. Instead, Sherie Vermeer, owner and creator of Equi-Spa®, decided to adopt the horse and bring her permanently to the Equi-Spa® ranch in Iowa.

“I am not sure why, but I was immediately struck by Missy,” said Sherie. “I love older horses and have plenty of room in my own barn for her.” she stated.

Missy’s journey from champion to falling on hard times, is sadly a reality many working horses face as they move beyond their working life. Neigh Savers seeks to create new beginnings for these horses through retraining to allow them to successfully transition to a new career. Or, as in case for older horse like Missy, simply finding a caring home where they can retire in comfort. Since its inception in 2007, Neigh Savers has improved the lives of nearly 600 horses.

Equi-Spa® has always believed in giving back to the horse industry and helping horses in need through select rescue services and other qualified horse care providers such as Neigh Savers and the Horse and Man Foundation. We encourage anyone who has the ability and passion for horses in need to please support these worthy causes. For the month of April 2019 we will be holding a fundraising sale for Neigh Savers. All Equi-Spa® products will be 20% off, and 10% of all profits for the month will be donated to the charity.

In addition, to celebrate and welcome Missy to the family, Equi-Spa® will hold a huge giveaway to raffle away a valuable gift to one lucky winner.



135 thoughts on “Equi-Spa Works with Organization to Rescue Retired Race Horse; Announces Giveaway and Big Spring Sale to Kick Off 2019

  1. I love how Equi-Spa helps out horses in need. We need more companies like you guys! A huge Thank You.

    1. Thank you for helping the horses

      1. thanks for the support

    2. I am glad they retire to good places

  2. 😉

  3. What a wonderful cause! The horse is lucky to have you!

    1. I love how they help the horses in need!! Ty

  4. How fantastic this is!

  5. A company that gives back is always the best one. Thanks for doing this!

  6. love it

  7. Lucky 🍀 To Have Companies Like Yours! You Really Care!

  8. This is so sweet!(:

  9. This is a great cause, Thanks

  10. Nice horse

  11. Way to go Ms. Olympio

  12. Beautiful story

  13. Sounds like it would really help

  14. Wow wow wow

  15. Thanks

  16. It’s so good to see that Missy found a great home! I am sure she is as happy as Sheri! Awesome!

  17. LOVE

  18. I am so pleased too see that these beautiful beauties get to retire with honour and respect.

    1. So awesome

  19. What a great cause! Kudos to you all for your great work.

  20. love Horse

  21. Wonderful!

  22. Such a great cause!

  23. So lovely x

  24. Very very nice!

  25. That is so wonderful to help these beautiful animals.

  26. great story


  28. Interesting story. Thanks for sharing

  29. This warms my heart!

  30. Inspiring 🙂

  31. That is such a great cause. Thank you.

  32. great!

  33. Thank you so much for doing this. I love you for it! 😊

  34. thanks for sharing, a worthy cause xx

  35. Horses !!!! 🙂

  36. Great all natural products.

  37. Love it !!!

  38. Great article

  39. Nice!

  40. Super article, merci

  41. I’m glad there are organizations for horses that are no longer needed. Thank you for supporting the horses.

  42. Love this. Living in Kentucky, there are a lot of retired race horses that need great homes.

  43. Keep up the great work! Horses are my favorite animal and I love ready about “life after career” opportunities.

  44. Too bad most cities do not allow “farm” animals, although it is not perhaps a good environment for these majestic beasts. As transportation, they are far superior to automobiles whether gas, electric or hybrid.

  45. I would have enjoyed doing something like this as well. My sister that probably loves horses more than I do and has lupus isn’t in the best of help because of the lupus and had several broken bones from the horses we had. A normal person like myself would not have had the broken bones like my sister therefore I felt it best to find a loving home for our horses because my sisters health was of it most importance, though it wasn’t easy. But I am glad to learn about all the good, and not only in products, that you do.

  46. Thank you for all you do for retired and older horses. Missy is blessed that you adopted her.

  47. That was a very thoughtful and awesome thing you did. May u b Blessed for I’m sure being a Blessing to n for the horse.

  48. I really wish there were more people and organizations in this world like you and yours. This is such a wonderful thing you did for these animals. Thank you for all that you do and please continue to keep up the amazing work!

  49. Such lively creatures deserve a good life

  50. so nice to s that they are being taken care of after retirement

  51. I loved the article. Thank you for sharing.

  52. Excellent

  53. Grateful for organizations like this to enable a longer life for competitive horses

  54. I am so glad there are groups like Equi-spa to save these horses

  55. Simply lovely. Bless y’all

  56. how awesome!

  57. Aww, what a great story. I wish all retired race horses could be so lucky.

  58. Nice alternative to putting an abused animal down. These horses are a wonderful animal

  59. What a great cause!

  60. Great read!

  61. A happy horse is a happy family.

  62. Thank you for your help!

  63. so good to hear people care. thanks

  64. Goodness is not lost yet!

  65. nice too 😉

  66. Beautiful Love it

  67. Thank you for all the work you do

  68. Poor horses… makes me feel a little bit better knowing people like us are out there.

  69. love and protection!

  70. So Beautiful💓💓💓💓

  71. Love this post! I love hearing that people care

  72. Horses should not be out out of pasture because they are useless this organization should be commended for their caring.

  73. thnx for the informative article

  74. Love to hear how they’re giving back!

  75. Oh who doesn’t love a giveaway!!!

  76. It is so special that this horse has a place top go to that she will be taken care of!

  77. So needed! Thank you!

  78. Good one

  79. Wonderful work!

  80. I love this, God bless them all. Thank you for giving them great homes

  81. Awesome work!

  82. god bless thank you for helping

  83. What a lovely initiative!

  84. Good initiative

  85. If horses could talk – “humans, can’t live with ’em, can’t (in non-field environments) live without ’em “!! They deserve to be treated w/respect! Sincerely Randy.

  86. Thanks for the giveaway!

  87. Awesome

  88. Nice

  89. Equi-Spa is wonderful! And a great story about Missy. This story brought back a memory from when I was a kid and we were going for drive way out in the country. We happenstanced upon a stable and I wanted to go for a horseback ride. I should have felt warned when one of the horses bucked the gal off while waiting for the trail. I was considered experienced and found out later they were ex-race horses. My horse and another got into the “groove” and went crazy on the trail trying to beat each other, beyond galloping, a wild ride, there was no stopping them. I guess it is in their blood, if they can still take off like a bullet.

  90. nice, wonderful

  91. Marvelous

  92. What a wonderful company.

  93. Ms. Olympio is absolutely beautiful.

  94. Great cause you donate too !! Makes me want to support your products more!

  95. love a giveaway

  96. I’m so glad Missy found a good home! I absolutely love the fact that Equispa helps horses in need! This is so amazing!

  97. It restores your faith there are good places out there and good people.

  98. Beautiful

  99. Amazing ☺

  100. Thank you for taking care of these animals. They become friends then family with the right care.

  101. Great story and I love that it comes from so close to my home, I am in the Des Moines area!

  102. Love it

  103. How kind, thoughtful and generous.

  104. I love that you help horses. This is a really good cause.

  105. What a great cause!

  106. Aww such a great cause. So lovely to see someone helping retired race horses.

  107. Such an amazing cause, glad I read about this!

  108. Ive been looking into adopting a OTTB

  109. Absolutely love this

  110. love this story and so happy Missy was adopted into a loving home and environment!! Thank you

  111. Such a great cause!

  112. A wonderful story….I love your work….I am a foster carer for a rescue organisation and it always great to see those who have been written off get a chance to live again

  113. This is a great post. Horses are such beautiful creatures.

  114. This is a great story, thank you

  115. I am thrilled that the horses still know and feel loved through the end.

  116. So glad to see theirs a nice life after racing for these beautiful horses, lovely to see them enjoy their lives after racing!

  117. That is outstanding! That beautiful animal will be able to live out her life in a beautiful and happy place where she will truly be loved and appreciated and well taken care of.

  118. How exciting and inspiring too!

  119. I am so glad they have rescues for horses.

  120. Great awesome

  121. how awesome!

  122. how awesome very nice

  123. looks like you do excellent work, need more places like this, if people can’t look after them

  124. My friend rescues greyhounds. This is much bigger.

  125. I Love That the company cares enough to give back and help others

  126. Good to see them looked after.

  127. Great that you are helping these horses continue doing what you do 👍

  128. What a wonderful program. Beautiful horses. Wonderful product and I love the fact of giving and caring for the horses is heartwarming.

  129. This is so heart warming and I’m so glad to hear Missy’s story. What a great organization, Equi-Spa is wonderful! Love hearing how you gave this horse a home.

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