Opening our Hearts and our Stalls
When Hurricane Irma greatly impacted most of Florida, the Escambia County Equestrian Center hosted 88 evacuating horses. Staff at the facility went to great lengths to provide care and comfort to the evacuees, as many had driven extremely long hours in traffic to get their animals to a safe location. Not only did staff receive great comments from evacuees on their efforts, attention to detail, and customer service, but the owners who had never been to the facility raved about its setup and surrounding areas. In addition, the community around the Equestrian Center, along with horse enthusiasts, reached out to provide care and comfort, demonstrating what the Escambia County community is all about. County residents, not just horse owners, stepped up in an unsolicited manner when fellow Floridians needed their help.