Equestrian is distributing this release and appeal on behalf of
the 2002 IHSA Miller's Cup Team Champions.
IHSA National Champions Devasted By Fire
September 6, 2002, the Ohio University Equestrian Team (OUET),
2002 Miller's Cup Team Champions, lost a barn, an arena, a tack
room, a trailer, all of their tack and one horse to a fire that
ripped through Stonegate Farm in Belpre, Ohio.
the seven horses stabled in Coach Karen Hiehle's barn, all but
one survived. One horse has been shipped to Ohio State to receive
treatment for severe burns and the other five are being monitored
and treated for cuts and burns.
the OUET is a Club Sport, they receive no University funding.
The OUET is funded solely by its members through fundraising and
dues. The Team will receive no University funding to help them
rebuild their facility, purchase new tack or replace the lost
OUET is currently in a financially perilous position. In addition
to the loss of the barn and its contents, all supplies for the
October 12 & 13 IHSA horse show were destroyed. At this time,
any tack, grooming products, first aide supplies or monetary donations
would be greatly appreciated.
These may be sent to:
The Ohio University Equestrian Team
C/O Jessica West
38 North McKinley Avenue, Apt #116
Athens, OH 45701
you have any questions or concerns please contact the Team at
740-589-5855 or via email at JessicaAnnWest@hotmail.com.