Hello and Happy Sunday!
Here we go….
We are in the home stretch for the rally!
Speakers start arriving tomorrow!
We have a meeting with NPS Director Herbert Frost on Wednesday morning!
Just a few odds and ends to take care of and we are set!
I will be a nervous wreck until this is over, I am sure!
Do you have your tickets? You can still grab yours here: https://secure.everyaction.com/PxHqB9hccEGGUpiO1TTxmQ2
For those of you who have asked, we did finalize the schedule. I will add this is subject to change. I have had an inquiry from another potential speaker after the program was sent to the printer last week.
Anyone who bought a ticket to the raffle is entitled to a 10% discount for the Medora Musical and the Pitchfork Fondue ~ courtesy of the Medora Foundation! You must use the code ChasingWildHorses to get your discount. This discount is good July 12th AND 13th!
The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame has also offered a discount to our rally attendees. Just show them proof of your ticket to the rally and they will discount your admission to $7! This offer is good for both the 12th and 13th as well!
Thank you to both the Medora Foundation and The ND Cowboy Hall of Fame for extending these generous discounts to our rally attendees!
The schedule for July 12th & 13th is as follows:
The Bully Pulpit Rally Schedule
Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates meeting with NPS Regional Director Herbert Frost
Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West Showing at 10 am – noon & 2 pm
Virtual Q&A with Director Ashley Avis and some of the cast at 4 pm
Carpooling through Theodore Roosevelt National Park leaving the Medora Community Center at 10 am
The Bully Pulpit
Doors open at 8:30 am Speaking schedule (subject to change)
Welcome – Christine Kman, President, Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates
Joe Wiegand – Theodore Roosevelt Reprisor – Medora, ND “Theodore Roosevelt and Wild Horses”
Carter Fong – Director Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Castle McLaughlin – Anthropologist – retired as Curator of North American Ethnography at Harvard’s Peabody Museum
Mike Lefor – North Dakota House Majority Leader
Mary Koncel – American Wild Horse Campaign
Frank Kuntz & Christa Ruppert – Kuntz Nokota Ranch
Jen Britton – Drexel University’s Executive Director for Sustainable Development Strategy
Ginger Fedak – In Defense of Animals
Terri Thiel – Executive Director Dickinson Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Jessica Jordaan – Mrs. USA 2022
Deb Lee Carson & Jamie Baldanza – Wild Lands Wild Horses
Sherry Moore – North Dakota Badlands Horse
Dr. Ross MacPhee – Senior Curator in Residence, Mammalogy/Vertebrate Zoology American Museum of Natural History – presentation will be delivered via Zoom with a Q&A session after his presentation!
Public Speaking Period
Closing remarks- Christine Kman
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at The Bully Pulpit!
Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates is committed to advocating for a wild horse management plan and protection for these unique wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home! We are fighting for a management plan that is guided by science especially when it comes to decisions regarding the removal of horses and the administration of birth control. Many other wild horse management plans have proven to be successful with their science-based plans. We are asking for the same for this amazing group of wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home.