Richard Wright suffered a barn fire
Long time Arabian horse trainer and judge Richard Wright suffered a barn fire late Wednesday afternoon that resulted in the loss of at least seven horses and virtually all of his equipment. At the time of this writing several horses were still unaccounted for as volunteers searched for them behind the farm. When the blaze started at approximately 5 pm, many of the farms board horses were still in turnout, accounting for the lower number of deaths, but virtually the entire show string belonging to the owners who comprise Black Tie Stables were lost in the fire. The cause of the blaze has yet to be determined. If you would like to make a secure on-line donation, you can go to http://www.horsemensdistressfund.com/how-you-can-help/, where you can donate using a credit card and designate on the paypal form to earmark the funds for Richard Wright. If you would like to donate via check, a check can be made payable to The Horsemen’s Distress Fund and sent to 236 Henry Sanford Road, Bridgewater, CT 06752, with an attached note re Richard Wright. A full list of all that donate will be supplied, and the monies will be kept until Richard decides on his next course of action.