The 7th Annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink Horse Show is now in the books. And what a show it was! Stalls, entries, and most important the donation amount, all broke records again this year. When auctioneer Dan Westlake dropped the gavel the final time during the auction, the total was $5,015 – almost double the auction proceeds for 2012. The entire event raised $65,000, bringing the 7 year total to $222,500 donated to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Patient Assistance!

New for this year was the Buckeye Nutrition’s $500 Ladies Pink Barrel Race, where the ladies were flying around the J.D. Equipment Pink Barrels. Saturday started with showmanship classes at 8:00 a.m. and the size of the classes spelled out a long, but exciting day of show. Sunday featured three very emotional and special classes as a tribute to those affected by breast cancer; the Survivor’s Walk-Trot, the Loni Grice Memorial Walk-Trot, and the Heather & Stefanie’s Pink Egg & Spoon; in honor of the late Heather Pick and Stefanie Spielman. Show Judge, Bruce Brown was joined during the special classes by Chuck Strickler, News Anchor for WTVN Channel 10 News, from Columbus, Ohio and Kim Collins, Director of Community Partner Events for the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The James.

Special drawings included The Training for a Cure saddle donated by Osborne Tack, The Hauling for Hope II Trailer donated by Eclipse Aluminum Trailers, and the Carting for the Cure Golf Cart donated by B & B Industries. Co-founders of Tough Enough to Wear Pink, Kay Tracy and Chip Jackson travel the country making these special drawings a huge success. Kay performs judging duties at horse shows and Chip sells raffle tickets, while both share the messages and inspiration of Stefanie Spielman. Chip is so often moved by the breast cancer stories shared with him across the states that makes their time on the road well worth the effort.

The 2014 event just wrapped up on September 19-21st at Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio. To learn more about this event, visit

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