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Mustangs for the Warrior

What is more patriotic than an Army Veteran riding across the Southeast on two American Mustangs to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project? Not much, that is, unless wounded veterans hop on a mustang and ride along.

Jim Thomas, a retired Sergeant’s Major with the North Carolina Army National Guard, had a vision. Thomas is a regular competitor in the Extreme Mustang Makeover, a competition that pairs horse trainers from across the country with untouched wild horses to go head-to-head with other trainers, and wanted to use his involvement in this year’s competition to make a difference in the lives of his brothers and sisters in uniform.

“My first thought was, ‘wouldn’t it be cool if I could use my mustangs to raise money for the WWP?’,” said Thomas. “Then I remembered another EMM trainer from 2008 who rode his horse from his home in Las Vegas to the competition in Fort Worth. If he could do that, I could surely ride from Silk Hope, N.C. to Clemson, S.C. for the competition, raising money for the WWP along the way.”

The trek will be around 330 miles, which Thomas hopes to tackle with two mustangs, who will only have been in captivity for about three months, in ten days.

Thomas will switch between mounts along the way, and invites any wounded warrior who would like the opportunity to hop on his spare horse and ride along. He also has extended the invitation to his fellow competitors to ride along on their own mustangs on the last leg of the journey into Clemson, which will be Oct. 18, to support the WWP.

To track Thomas’ progress along his route, or to send him words of encouragement, please visit our Facebook page or www.BarTHorsemanship.com.

If you’d like more information, or would like to speak with Thomas, please contact Emily Thomas at 919-619-0045, or at ethomas04@gmail.com.

Total Raised

$19,865.00

Funded: 100%
My Team
Donors
Marsha Marquess
$50.00
2012 days ago
Michael Graham
$500.00
2504 days ago
Tom Smith
$100.00
2558 days ago
Harvey Shankle
$550.00
2563 days ago
Ann & Harvey Christmas
$25.00
2567 days ago
Lina Webernick
$250.00
2575 days ago
Kristina Berly
$50.00
2575 days ago
Leslie and Brian Yarbrough
$100.00
2576 days ago
Jimmy Thomas
$1,147.00
2577 days ago
Chapin Thomas
$100.00
2577 days ago
Jimmy Thomas
$1,000.00
2577 days ago
Colleen Cheek
$25.00
2578 days ago
Christina and David McAleer
$250.00
2581 days ago
Barbara Lynch
$50.00
2582 days ago
K. Joy and Jack Crouch
$100.00
2582 days ago
D. Mullen
$20.00
2583 days ago
Rebecca Pearman
$20.00
2583 days ago
Russ and Adrienne Baker
$100.00
2583 days ago
Maren DeWeese
$50.00
2583 days ago
Tami Wilson
$20.00
2583 days ago
Allison Moser
$25.00
2585 days ago
Sam & April Adkins
$200.00
2586 days ago
Norman Adams
$20.00
2586 days ago
Patty Moreland
$100.00
2586 days ago
Mickey Bradley
$100.00
2586 days ago
Janice Tilley
$100.00
2586 days ago
Shelli L. Ramos
$100.00
2586 days ago
Carrie Jackson
$10.00
2586 days ago
Cheryl Syriac
$100.00
2587 days ago
Brian Hilligoss
$50.00
2587 days ago
Ronda Arnold
$25.00
2587 days ago
April Pearson
$25.00
2587 days ago
Cindy Hewitt
$200.00
2587 days ago
Ted Garrison
$250.00
2587 days ago
Lynn Thomas
$1,000.00
2587 days ago
Shari & Tony Ray
$100.00
2587 days ago
Amanda Hartman
$25.00
2587 days ago
Alicia Senior-Saywell
$50.00
2587 days ago
Richard Pierce
$25.00
2588 days ago
Margie Malarchik
$150.00
2588 days ago
Jill Mick
$25.00
2588 days ago
Mary Ann Massey
$100.00
2588 days ago
Weston Greene
$50.00
2588 days ago
Donald Christensen
$100.00
2588 days ago
wayne plybon
$100.00
2588 days ago
Kris Smith-Lavoie
$20.00
2588 days ago
Kim Palmquist
$25.00
2588 days ago
Deb and Larry Johnson
$100.00
2588 days ago
Rebecca Colaw
$250.00
2588 days ago
Wanda Wood
$25.00
2589 days ago
Jeff & Sherri Wilson
$250.00
2589 days ago
janet fisher
$20.00
2589 days ago
Michelle Huff
$50.00
2589 days ago
Jon and jan Hall
$25.00
2590 days ago
Cindy Orr
$150.00
2590 days ago
Carrie Reavis
$100.00
2590 days ago
Thalia Stoddard
$100.00
2590 days ago
Susan Whalen
$25.00
2590 days ago
Joe & Susan Thomas
$25.00
2591 days ago
Lisa Hatzinger
$10.00
2591 days ago
Amy Brooks
$50.00
2591 days ago
Mike Stewart
$250.00
2591 days ago
Kadin & Sherry Thompson
$25.00
2591 days ago
Holly Dwyer
$30.00
2591 days ago
Angela Willard
$25.00
2591 days ago
Richard Wall
$75.00
2591 days ago
Kim Timbs
$20.00
2591 days ago
Patty Williamson
$50.00
2591 days ago
Sara Marion & Tim Boyd
$75.00
2591 days ago
JIM LINDER
$5,000.00
2591 days ago
Carol Hiser
$50.00
2591 days ago
Shelley Peele
$25.00
2591 days ago
bruce sprecher
$50.00
2591 days ago
Mary May
$10.00
2592 days ago
Daphne and Greg Key
$100.00
2592 days ago
Cynthia Walsh
$25.00
2592 days ago
Meaghan Arpe
$20.00
2592 days ago
Dana Kesselring
$20.00
2592 days ago
Caroline Nobles
$50.00
2592 days ago
Wilbur Luann and Morgan Whitfield
$75.00
2592 days ago
Richard Udale
$50.00
2593 days ago
Barbara Gardner
$20.00
2594 days ago
Kim Hammett
$25.00
2594 days ago
Kevin LeSage
$250.00
2595 days ago
Jim and Stephanie Raine
$100.00
2595 days ago
Ted Griesenbrock
$228.00
2595 days ago
lena hall
$200.00
2595 days ago
LISA PHILLIPS
$10.00
2596 days ago
Sally Vivrette
$300.00
2596 days ago
Luke Sims
$25.00
2596 days ago
Susan Lankford
$100.00
2596 days ago
Helena Mc Donnell
$25.00
2597 days ago
Kara Luton
$25.00
2597 days ago
Daphne Martin
$50.00
2597 days ago
Cindy Brasfield
$100.00
2598 days ago
Jack Pickard
$25.00
2598 days ago
Jacqueline DeSpirito
$10.00
2598 days ago
Brian Schmock
$20.00
2598 days ago
Dawn Gleason
$10.00
2598 days ago
Jeanette Fiveash
$20.00
2599 days ago