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Welcome to the 1st Annual VFTH Children's Writing Competition 2011
Hello, my name is Yvonne Allen and I will be your host for the1st Annual VFTH Children's Writing Competition ~ Subject Wild Horses!! I am very excited to have you join me in this journey to learn about wild horses! It is my hope that the reason you are here with me today is that you are 1. an avid horse lover like myself or 2. inspired to learn more about this most noble animal the horse who in fact paved the way for us so to speak, to where it is we are today in our modern day world. This project has been brought to you from a horse lovers perspective and while we offer a good amount of science based information, Voice For The Horse does not claim to be a "wild horse expert". However we are very well versed and up to date on the situation for wild horses across America and have a credible Advisory Board that we refer to when needed.
One thing we would like for you kids to be thinking about as you study your curriculums and write your essays is "what do you think the horses would be telling you if they could speak"? The reason we ask you to do this is because horses do not have a voice, at least one that is audible and that we understand. You will meet many people during your studies, some are teachers, some are film makers and some are wild horse experts! All of these people are what we call "a voice for the horse" and this is what you will become too as you learn more about our horses. Therefore, this sets the Theme of this writing competition and it is this:
Message From The Horse
This Writing Competition is open until March 1st, 2011 and Children from across the United States and Canada are invited to participate.
Tribute To ALL Our American Friends, We Honor You By The Singing Of Your National Anthem, Star Spangled Banner Performed By Professional Reiner ~ Jim Greendyk
For Our Canadian Friends Voice For The Horse Proudly Introduces Tiffany Desrosiers, Singer/Songwriter/Artist Who Has Joined Up With Us As A VFTH Official. Tiffany Also Will Be Lending Her Voice Alongside The Vancouver Children's Choir In The Musical Production Of The Voice For The Horse International Theme Song, Our Gift To The World For ALL Horse Lovers!!Click HereTo Learn More About This Inspired Project!
Parents ~ We invite you to share with your children the opportunity to learn about Wild Horses in America. Please Click on the image above to download the waiver for you to sign on behalf of your child ~ Thank You !!
This is the subject you will be writing about ~ Beautiful and Free Wild Horses !!
We Would Like To Introduce You To The Panel Of Judges
Alternative 1st Prize VFTH is offering is a cash gift of $750 Cdn; a gift pack of educational books and Dvd's; a cash donation in the name of the winner to CritterAid and the ISPMB to help support the horses and the opportunity to name the next new born foal at the ISPMB where the child is invited to follow up with this new baby in his/her new life!
Meet Wild Horse Annie !!
The International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB) is the oldest wild horse and burro organization in the United States and has been innovative in the field of wild horse and burro protection. ISPMB is pleased that they are able to sponsor an experience of a lifetime here at our ranch next year for the winner of the 1st Annual VFTH Children’s Writing Competition! Time frame TBA announced at a later date. Under the leadership of their first president, Velma Johnston, affectionately known as Wild Horse Annie, ISPMB and Annie were responsible for the passage of federal legistlation in 1971 that gave protection to wild horses and burros on public lands from death and harassment. Voice For The Horse would like to extend a personal thanks to the ISPMB Organization for our Grand Prize! We do ask that the lucky Grand Prize Winner will share their experience with other competitors of the writing competition and will look forward to working with the winner to create a special web page where you will be able to do so. Remember to take lots of pictures!!
Voice For The Horse Tribute To Wild Horse Annie
More Prizes From Our Sponsor's !!
Rodeo Sweetheart Guitar
VFTH has recieved an amazing sponsorship prize from Country Music Singer and VFTH Sponsor Michael Oneill who is donating a lovely Rodeo Sweethearts Guitar with a full instructional book on how to start learning to play the guitar. It also makes a nice wall ornament too apparently! This prize will be awarded to the child that will go the extra mile that has a pony or horse (and for some many pony and horses I am sure!) that are willing to share with other kids what it is they do with them and why they love them so much! Voice For The Horse also includes children that do not have horses in their lives but share with us through a short You Tube video a speech of what they have learned about wild horses through our writing resources. All videos will be posted on the web site. We ask that the kids submit their videos with their essays. We hope to encourage children that have never been around horses that are competing in the writing competition, to continue to learn more about horses with hopes their parents will engage with them further in their learning and other creative art projects through Voice For The Horse in the future.
To compliment this great little guitar which promises many wonderful moments, new VFTH Sponsor for the Children's Writing Competition, Templeton Thompson also has a few little goodies to add to this fabulous prize. It is a surprise and promises to be something you will treasure forever ... will give you a clue ... it relates to horses !! Thanks to both Templeton and Michael for joining forces with VFTH as it is people like you that help US make the difference. VFTH hopes to have an event coming up in the near future where it will bring many of us together to share our love for horses, at a venue where the music will be amazing, the people superb and perhaps a few equines to set the stage (pardon the pun !!). You will not want to miss this event!! We will keep you posted !!
VFTH wishes the Writing Competitors the best of luck and the most important thing we want for you to experience during your studies is that it is fun and intriguing for you to learn about Wild Horses~ How Cool Is This !!
VFTH Mascots Angel and Mischief Wish You Lots Of Luck Too !!
Hey Kids !! At Your LeisureVoice For The Horse Invites You To Visit Kid's Corner!! Just Click On The Photo Above And This Is Where You Will Be!!
Meet Atticus ~ The Wild Stallion From Deadman Valley, British Columbia, Canada !! Atticus Inspired This Children's Writing Competition !!
Click here to download a flyer for you to post at your barn or at your eventif you would like to help promote this writing competition. You can also help by putting the VFTH Writing Competition up on your FB Page and Twitter. Thank you on behalf of the horses!
The Red, White andBlue represents VFTH in sharing our respect to our perspective countries, Canada and the U.S.A. Welcome !!
“Celebrating horses in our lives for their past, present
and future service for mankind”.
Promoting Americas Horses
VFTH Kids Corner
A special thanks to those that have supported VFTH in 2011