Story & Photography by Amber Storey-Knight
On a typical hot, steamy July day, Jackson National Golf Club hosted Redemption Road Rescue’s first Horsin’ A Round Golf Tournament. Organizer, Dana Talkington, assembled a wonderful committee and put together an amazing event, with a starting line-up of 17 teams. Tom Talkington, owner of the golf club, said “during my 40 plus years of hosting golf tournaments, I have never seen a first tournament starting line-up like this.” With the help of Redemption Road Rescue volunteers, JT, the donkey, and Franklin, the miniature horse, the golf carts scrambled to reach their designated holes. All went well and an exhilarating day was had by all!
Redemption Road Rescue is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit animal rescue. Although, the rescues are mainly equine, many other animals are rescued. RRR founder Lori Collins, during her address to the players, said “in addition to rescuing, we are very proud of the fact that we can help people who are not able to feed or vet their horses, so we take supplies to them so they can keep their animals.”
Redemption Road Rescue will hold its fifth annual Make It Shake It Martini Party at Larue Garden on September 28th. For more information, visit their Facebook page.