Young rider Charlotte Jacobs decided to donate all of her prize money to Danny and Ron’s Rescue, a no-kill rescue organization that has placed over 5,000 dogs in loving homes.

PHOTOS BY Parker & Russell, The Book
Published Winter 2012

I decided in March to donate all of my prize money to Danny and Ron’s Rescue because my family and I have a huge love for dogs. Danny and Ron needed that extra support and donating my prize money has really helped the cause and helped many dogs, so I am really happy to be doing it for them

It’s a great cause and they are doing an amazing thing. Doing this makes me feel really good and gives me an extra reason to go out there each week and do my best.

I have been lucky enough to win at a number of prestigious High Junior Jumper events at the top horse shows in the nation, as well as placing in grand prix events in Saratoga and Vermont. This summer I won the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) Show Jumping Team Gold Medal and Individual Bronze Medal with my horse Kachina.

Good Luck for Both Clover and Charlotte

My family and I have adopted two dogs from Danny and Ron’s rescue, including Clover, who we took to the NAJYRC for good luck. Clover has the best attitude and she still acts like a puppy and has lots of energy. It’s really fun to find a dog like that. I won a High Junior Classic at the Winter Equestrian Festival and won the SSG Gloves Rider Bonus, so I decided to donate all of that money when I adopted Clover this year.

Ron Danta, Co-Founder of Danny and Ron’s Rescue noted, “Charlotte’s donations have saved hundreds of dogs’ lives. It shows how mature Charlotte is, that she wants to give back to a cause that is going to save a lot of animals’ lives. It’s a very moving thing for her to want to make that step and give her prize money to the rescue. I think it’s a wonderful thing that she has that much heart and compassion for animals; it’s something we really admire.”

During 2012, Jacob’s success in the show ring has helped raise over $20,000 for the organization. Her parents, Louis and Joan Jacobs, have also decided to donate and are currently working on a new state-of-the-art website for Danny and Ron’s Rescue. To learn more about Danny and Ron’s Rescue, see the EQ article “Danny and Ron’s Rescue”.