SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- There is something new to this year’s Spokane County Interstate Fair. Instead of winning a goldfish or a stuffed animal, you could take home a horse.
Rough Start Horse Rescue is located in barn "B" on the fairgrounds.
Jeremiah Freeman and his wife started the rescue program four years ago. This is their second year being at the Spokane County Interstate Fair and they have already adopted out 17 horses.
He said being at the fair is the perfect place to bring awareness to people about abused and neglected horses. He brought seven horses to the fair this year but more than 40 of them are up for adoption.
“It makes me feel really awesome and it has the whole entire volunteers feeling awesome that the job they did, the work that goes into the horses, and stuff that really paid off for the horse to be able to go out and getting adopted and find a new loving home," said Freeman.
The rescue has numerous volunteers that work with the horses preparing them and training them for a life in a new home. If you are interested in adoptable horse you can visit the Freemans at the fairgrounds through the rest of the weekend or visit them online at www.roughstart.weebly.com