Nic’s Upcoming Adventure

Last year at this time, Nic and I had two great adventures together.

We had the good fortune to be a part of a magnificent outing with the BraveHearts Therapeutic and Education Program for veterans in Harvard, Illinois. Last year 18 veterans showed in a cutting horse competition in Fort Worth, Texas, during one of the legs of the National Cutting Horse Association’s Triple Crown – the Summer Spectacular.

Nic was a show horse for veteran Alex Rodriguez, and I was their coach. Alex was marvelous – and Nic did a great job, too.

In this video, Nic and I are getting ready to go to Oklahoma for practice later this month. Then Nic and his vet will show in Fort Worth in July. We’re working at getting in shape and practicing – going to the vet for a check-up, working the flag, etc.

Last year members of sponsored two veterans by raising money with donations both big and small (nothing is too small) – $8000.00! This year we’re going for it again!

There’s no transcript for this video today. You’ll have to watch Nic and me huffing and puffing! LOL

I have one more touching note.

Last year, one of the most gregarious vets, Victor Ayalas, passed on after a bout with Covid. So this year, our Barbra Schulte group sponsorship is named Ayalas’ Angels in memory of Victor.

If you want to be an Ayalas Angel, please send whatever amount possible directly to BraveHearts. Their address is below the video. We have a goal of $10,000, and we can do it! 🙂

Enjoy seeing Nic and me trying to pull it together in this video!

Donations can be made to:

BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center
7319 Maxon Rd.
Harvard, IL 60033

Thank you, lots of love, and leave a comment below the video.

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6 Comments on Nic’s Upcoming Adventure

  1. Gayle Kiser on Sun, 5th Jun 2022 1:16 pm
  2. Great stuff Barb! So happy to contribute to Brave Hearts and send love and gratitude to the Vets and horses competing. Well, to the coaches and special organization as well. 🤠🐎Good luck, Nic! 💖

  3. kathy allegretti on Sun, 5th Jun 2022 2:35 pm
  4. how exciting to have dedicated top pro’s like you Barb coaching our team!
    many thanks and wishing everyone the very best and an awesome ride!

  5. LindaB on Sun, 5th Jun 2022 2:49 pm
  6. Hi Barb and thank you Nic for being a blessing to the veterans!
    Wish you well.
    What are your criteria for Nic being “in shape “? What steps does he progress through to prepare for your event?
    Thanks 😊

  7. Kari Murray on Mon, 6th Jun 2022 5:15 am
  8. Hi Barb! I have to say it, I love this! What a wonderful program to show support and care for our veterans. Thank you for being a part of it (and thanks to Nic too!).

    Can you tell those of us looking to donate, is there a way we can do that online?


  9. Barbra Schulte on Mon, 6th Jun 2022 6:53 am
  10. Thank you everyone! Gayle and Kari, I just communicated with BraveHearts to get a link directly from them. They will get it to me this week. Kathy, I love working with you and everyone at BH. Linda, I will do this coming week’s video on getting Nic in shape. Hugs to all, Barb

  11. Luanne on Mon, 6th Jun 2022 8:29 am
  12. This is such an awesome way to help and such a wonderful way to say thank you to our veterans.

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