Due to recent updates in the news regarding the COVID-19 virus, Last Chance Horse and Pony Rescue and Sanctuary will be CLOSED to visitors until further notice.
Our greatest concern is for the health of the visitors and volunteers.
We Thank You for your understanding, and still encourage you to visit our website for updates.
We look forward to your continued support, and ask that you continue to Donate to support our animals during these difficult times.
May 6, 2020
YourTV Niagara (Cogeco) recently interviewed Laurie Kroeker-Brookes about the current climate at LCHPR and how the Rescue helps some of our local youths gain important life skills.
Click on the above picture to go to the new "Youth Helping Horses" page, to watch the Facebook Video mentioned in the YourTV Niagara video.
GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to giving back which is celebrated annually after Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
To celebrate unity in the face of social distancing and support charities struggling to keep their doors open due to declining donations and cancelled fundraising events, people around the world are celebrating GivingTuesday today.
Check out this great video from Cogeco Niagara! Thank You for the visit and raising awareness to the Last Chance Horse and Pony Rescue and Sanctuary. If you are interested in buying tickets for the 6th Annual Rock N Rescue Benefit Concert, click on the link on our home page.
Gerry Roberts is our winner of the Hot Rod Pedal car!
Thank you to everyone that bought tickets at our many Summer Events!
Nursing home residents in Welland got a visit from some furry four-legged friends. It’s not the therapy dogs they’re used to, instead 3 miniature ponies.
Visit the CHCH link below for video!
Thanks to everyone that came out to visit the Rescue during our Annual Christmas Open House. Although the day was cold, there were lots of treats to keep us warm, and 4 pots of Chilli to keep our tummies full! We hope everyone enjoyed their day! Thanks go out to all of our volunteers and generous friends who donated baked goods and gift baskets for the Bake Sale, and Gift Raffles!
It is with heavy Hearts at Last Chance Horse & Pony Rescue & Sanctuary we announce the passing of our sweet Lucky at the age of 43 years. Lucky came to the rescue along with his friend Ruby in November 2013 after being left in a field starving. Lucky was a guardian angel to Ruby, her foal Malakye and Nika. Thank you to all the volunteers for their compassion and help. Special thank you to Dr. Blaine Kennedy for being there. R.I.P. and run free Lucky you will be missed.
Thank you to Debbie & all the staff at GrandErie Home Hardware in Dunnville for hosting Last Chance Horse & Pony Rescue & Sanctuary at their Horse & Pet Expo today! Lots of fun and activities!
What a Great Night at Delta Bingo Fundraiser for Last Chance Horse and Pony Rescue Sanctuary on October 23, 2017. I would like to Thank Jean and all her volunteers that help at the door. To everyone that brought tickets and supported us, a big thank you to all. You made it a great success.
A BIG Thank You the Fort Erie Italo Canadian Club for the very generous donation from the Spaghetti Dinner held on Thursday September 7th. We look forward to your ongoing support in 2018!
Thank You to everyone that came out and visited with LCHPR at Pet Valu Pendale on Saturday October 7, 2017. It was a special Western Themed Fundraiser hosted by our friends at Pet Valu Pendale! Lots of fun was had by all! Special Thanks to Avril Kevill for taking the beautiful pictures, and to everyone that made a donation to help the Rescue!
What a great day for the 3rd Annual Rock the Barn on Blueberry Hill! This years event was held on August 20th, and was a perfect late summer day for a Corn Roast, and Great Music! Special thank you to all the volunteers for their hard work, the musicians - Mary Lou Minor Trio, Spencer MacKenzie & John Navarroli, Johnny Cash & June Carter Tribute Band. Special THANK YOU to Rick Phillips for once again sharing his charming barn and cooking the corn, and of course, to everyone who came out to support Last Chance Horse & Pony Rescue & Sanctuary.
After a spring full of lots of rain, the LCHPR Arena needed some "uplifting" help! With the help of our tool carrying volunteers, they literally RAISED THE ROOF! What would we do without the strong arms and back of these guys - Thanks Bill, John, Chuck, Craig, John and Bob!
Thanks goes out to the Youth Group from Bethany Church in St. Catharines for coming out to the Rescue again this summer to paint the stall doors! Everything looks new and fresh! We can't thank you enough for helping us!
RIDGEFEST 2017 was amazing! The weather couldn't have been better, and it brought the crowds out! We had Pony Rides on both Saturday and Sunday, and our 4 Minis - 2%, Moose, Chewy and Sailor worked their little legs off! Thank you to everybody that dropped by our booth to meet us and say HELLO! Congratulations to all of our Penny Sale winners!
An EXTRA SPECIAL thank you goes out to Alexandra and Adrianna, for spending their last weekend in the Ridgeway area with us! We are SO lucky to have you as part of our Family!
Last Chance Horse and Pony Rescue and Sanctuary believes in Charity, especially during the Christmas season. This year, we were able to donate 5 Christmas gift baskets to COPE (Community Outreach Program Erie) Fort Erie. Thank you to all those that continue to support our local charities.
We couldn't have asked for another wonderful fall day for Boo at the Boo, our Annual Halloween Open House at Last Chance on October 15th. Lots of families showed up in costume to enjoy the day! The Barn looked awesome, and the new porch on the Paddock Shed couldn't have looked better, or more welcoming! Thanks to everyone that visited and got to visit the Horses and Ponies!
Congratulations to George Stoner, the winner of the Hot Rod Pedal Car. The winning ticket was drawn at the Rock the Barn Event on September 18! THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets at the many events that Last Chance Horse and Pony Rescue participated throughout the summer.
September 18th turned out to be a beautiful fall day to attend the 2nd Annual Rock the Barn Benefit Concert for Last Chance. Special thank you to all the volunteers for their hard work, the musicians - Mary Lou Minor Trio, Strait South, Gary Pooler, Spencer MacKenzie & John Navarroli, Johnny Cash & June Carter and Stompin' Tom Tribute Bands - for once again donating their talent. Special THANK YOU to Rick Phillips for the use of his charming barn, Don from SaltFleet Cedar Works Hamilton for donating the cedar cooler and to everyone who came out to support Last Chance Horse & Pony Rescue & Sanctuary.
July and August have been really busy months around Last Chance, and we are so happy to share some of the hard work and improvements that have taken place this summer! With the help of our very dedicated and hard working volunteers, and the generous donations from members of our community, a portion of the funds raised from the 3rd Annual Rock N Rescue have been used to replace the fence in our front paddock!
Also, a HUGE THANKS to Chuck Goodyear! Chuck recently took the old gates from the Farm entrance on Rebstock Road, cleaned, painted and added magestic Horse Heads to the gates, which now grace the Michener Road entrance.
Chuck, we can't thank you enough for your generousity!
Donald Drohan was the original owner of one of our horses that currently resides at our Rescue, Pink Lady (Lady). We would like to than the Drohan Family for their recent donation of $310.00, which was proceeds from their winnings at the 2016 Kentucky Derby! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
THANK YOU to everyone that stopped by our booth at Ridgefest 2016! Without the ongoing support from our community, we could not continue to do what we do!