A fundraiser for The Equine Sanctuary's Horse Soldier program is scheduled for 3-7 p.m. on Dec. 13 in Solvang. Supporter Maidy Dreyfuss is hosting the event at her Pacific Northwest Trading Company shop on Copenhagen Drive. Dreyfuss has teamed up with equine artist Karl Avdek for the evening. Several pieces of his work will be displayed. The proceeds from sales will go to the organization.

The Equine Sanctuary launched in 2000 in Ojai to rescue and rehabilitate former race and polo horses for educational and therapeutic experiences. Its Horse Soldiers program was designed to assist military veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury. 

Some of the horses and the Horse Soldier program are now being moved to a new facility in the Santa Ynez Valley.

For more information, call 453-4567 or visit www.theequinesanctuary.org.

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