October 2017 - Flying Changes
Written by CRM
Thursday, 28 September 2017 22:01

Jose Lopez Huera

Jose Lopez Huera, a long time horse show groom for the hunter/umper A shows, passed away suddenly last month. Hap Hansen’s assistant Lisa Baldassari spearheaded a fundraiser for Jose’s family to fly his body home to his wife and daughter, who live in Mexico. Several in the horse show community made donations large and small and an impromptu fundraising dinner of carne asada cooked by Pony Express at Blenheim raised more than enough funds to take care of the final expenses and provide some donations to his family.

Lisa is very proud of how many stepped up to help one of the important members of the West Coast horse show family.

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