Every year, dozens of horses are abandoned by their owners in Quebec. So, to remedy the situation, Samuelle Ducroq-Henry chose to save a few of them and give them a whole new opportunity: performing. Ducroq-Henry is passionate about horses. Even if she does not work in that field, she dreams of writing a novel about them. Lucky for her, her family works in show business!
There will be shows presented on July 26th and 27th, and depending on how many people attend, they would also like to present shows in December. There are twenty horses performing and they will be doing some acrobatic and circus stunts. There are also sixteen artists, including acrobats, circus performers, musicians and professional horse-back riders. They are excited at the opportunity to do this sort of project.
The couple – Samuelle Ducroq-Henry and her spouse, Geoffroy Garnier – have invested over 2,5 million dollars in this adventure. They built a show room where the shows will take place. Garnier only has one complaint: there are not enough hours in a day in order to achieve everything he would like to do! Furthermore, he got a mortgage on his property in Mascouche in order to be able to invest 400,000 dollars. Ducroq-Henry’s family invested the other two million.
Garnier’s father, Pierre, owns a company that specialises in audiovisual techniques. He has participate in several shows, including Crazy Horse. He says that he is proud of his son and is very much looking forward to the presentation of the shows. In addition, the family has other projects in mind. They would like to build a museum dedicated to horses – including live horses! They want to explain the history in Quebec and how the presence of horses has impacted the course of its history. They were used not only for transportation, but also for chores like plowing snow.
The museum is planned for the year 2017 and they would like to include a portion dedicated to children, where they will be able to come into contact with the animals.
This effort should be applauded. Surely, for their museum, they will rescue yet more horses. If only there were more people using their talents for such endeavours!
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