The primary objective and purpose of this corporation shall be: to provide a humane alternative for abandoned, abused, unwanted, neglected, or slaughter bound horses; to provide medical care, food, gentling, and training depending on individual circumstances increasing their potential for adoption. To provide shelter to horses in need of such care and to place these horses in caring homes where they can lead productive lives. When an animal is deemed unable to be adopted we will offer sanctuary enabling it to live out its life in a humane fashion.
Our secondary purpose is to provide education to prospective horse owners, current horse owners, youth or any interested party seeking to educate themselves about horses, also to be referred to as equine, husbandry further helping to prevent horse/equine neglect and abuse. Horse Feathers will also sponsor and promote educational, charitable and cultural events for disadvantaged children.
Although our primary focus is on horses/equine this organization shall not be limited to and if called upon shall allow other limited types of animals such as bovine, bison, and mammals not interfering with the State and Federal Wildlife laws.
~ Officers ~
Cheri White Owl - CEO/Founder
With more than 12 years of experience with the care and rescue of horses, Cheri White Owl is Founder, President & CEO of Horse Feathers Equine Rescue. She is a former 4-H member and leader, American Mustang and Burro Association State Coordinator, and Wild Horse Mentor working with and teaching about Mustangs on gentling and training. Ms. White Owl has additional experience in the medical field. In 2007, she was named as one of five finalists for the 2007 Oklahoma Spirit Award, a statewide award sponsored by Oklahoma City TV station CBS Channel 9, the Daily Oklahoman newspaper, and Remington Park, Oklahoma City's racetrack.
Theresa Gray - Vice President
Theresa is a Senior Accountant with the RR Donnelley Corporation, and has been riding horses since age 2. She began training horses in 1966, spending summers working for a local breeder training his young stock. She rescued her first horse in 1969, and trained her for Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Halter and Showmanship, earning many local and State 4-H awards. After high school, she served as a 4-H leader, and operated a riding stable in Fremont, Indiana, where Fridays were spent doing auction rescue from Shipshewana Auction, in Shipshewana, Indiana.. She moved to Colorado in 1973, where she worked on a ranch, and later found employment with an Arabian farm, where she learned to ride English. She has studied training techniques with professional trainers, and assisted in preparing horses for showing on a National level. At her own home in Colorado, she operated a boarding facility, and worked with the local children, assisting them with learning how to properly care for, and interact with their horse. In 2000, she married her husband, Jeff and purchased a farm in Michigan, now called Grayhorse Ranch, where they have raised a few horses, and have been providing homes to horses in need as they have room, or necessity dictates.
Viet Nguyen - Treasurer
1992 - 1994 Graduated from Oklahoma School of Science and Math
1994 - 1999 Graduated B.S. in Biochemistry, summa cum laude (University of Oklahoma)
2001 - 2003 Graduated MBA in Finance (University of Oklahoma)
2003 - 2006 Analyst and Bank Examiner - Federal Reserve Bank, Oklahoma City
2006 - present Sr Analyst – acquisitions MidFirst Bank, Oklahoma City
2006 - present Horse Feathers (Vice President / Treasurer)
Patricia Harris - Secretary
Animal obsessed since she was a child, Tricia re-entered the world of horses fifteen years ago and hasn't looked back. Currently, she teaches math in a NJ middle school, is owned by five horses and is Treasurer of Beacon Animal Rescue in Ocean View, NJ. Her awards include Teacher of the Year for Linwood School District and Teacher of the Year for Atlantic County in 1995. She also served as President of the Ocean City Humane Society as well as treasurer during the 1980s. At present Tricia is serving as Secretary of Horse Feathers Equine Rescue, and her middle school animal club has had several fundraisers to help support the horses in the care of Horse Feathers.
Horse Feathers Board Members
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