On October 26th, a fire broke out at Carney Performance Horses in Rome, Georgia. Sadly, the fire spread so quickly that the entire barn, apartment, and all 19 horses inside perished within minutes. The only animals saved were a dog and miniature pony.
Trainer, Blake Carney, and his partner lived in an apartment located above the barn, so their home and all belongings were lost as well.
In the days since, the horse community have gathered together to help raise an astounding sum of money. With an original goal on GoFundMe of $15,000, the fundraiser has well surpassed that amount raising $53,893 and counting. In addition, an auction has been scheduled for November 4th-7th. For more information about the auction, visit Friends of Carney Performance Horses on Pro Horse Services.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Blake, his family, and customers during this difficult time.