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Portraits of Hope: A Photo Collection of Rescued Horses

A project in San Diego, CA by Kathleen Waldvogel

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An exhibition of large-scale, fine art photographs depicting the beauty and grace of horses - rescued, retrained, and respected.
Backers: 80
Average Pledge Per Backer: $54

Funded: $4,339 of $7,500
Dates: Jul 9th -> Aug 13th (35 days)
Project By: Kathleen Waldvogel
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getting near the end...

August 12th - via:
Dear friends, This morning as I reflect on how much I have learned over the past 35 days, I'm thankful for having had this experience.  Here is what I have learned: 1.  You need great (not good) social media chops.  A virtual assistant would have... (Read More)

20 hours to go!

August 11th - via:
Dear friends, With less than a day left for my project to get funded, I wanted to take a few minutes to share with you a conversation that I recently had with a friend about my involvement in both equine rescues and thoroughbred horse racing.  He... (Read More)

53 hours to go!

August 11th - via:
With a little more than two days left in my campaign, it's a long way to go to cover my goal.  Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing platform.  If I do not reach my goal, none of my backers are charged, no rewards are fulfilled and I am not charged... (Read More)

Adventures with Art!

August 9th - via:
Had another amazing day with Team Sherman and California Chrome.  Off to the track this afternoon, but I will post photos and more detail when I get home! Thanks for all the support, sharing on social media and encouragement.  Whether or not I... (Read More)

8 days left and 42% funded!

August 4th - via:
Thanks to everyone who has backed my project so far.  I truly appreciate the support of friends, family and people I've never met.  Every pledge and every dollar helps to get my project closer to its goal. With 8 days left I have a lot of ground to... (Read More)

Del Mar Race Day - backer only update!

August 4th - via:
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The Perfect Day - for backers only! (aka the best update EVER!)

August 1st - via:
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RIP Dance With Fate

July 24th - via:
Friends and backers, It is with a heavy heart that I share the sad news that the beautiful and talented Dance With Fate suffering a life ending injury during his morning workout at Del Mar.  Such a tragic loss for his team, who loved and doted on... (Read More)

Another day at the races!

July 23rd - via:
It was a warm, beautiful day at Del Mar.  Some of my favorites showed up, with Aaron Gryder and his mount Lil Bit O 'Fun winning the Wickerr Stakes, and Victor Espinoza with a win in the 1st aboard Stealth Drone.  (Photos below) Many of the rescues... (Read More)

So close to breaking $2,000! Please share this!

July 20th - via:
What a wonderful weekend.  I was at Del Mar for morning workouts yesterday.  I just love the early morning, how quiet everything is and getting close to the horses.   You may have heard about the track renovations, and they are absolutely superb.... (Read More)

One week in!

July 16th - via:
28 day to go and 11% funded.  I'm so grateful for my early supporters and I'm confident that this will pick up steam.  Thanks for sharing and commenting on my project as well, as this helps to raise my visuality on Kickstarter. Race season starts... (Read More)


July 16th - via:
Forestbird Photography announced the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign and upcoming public art exhibit called “Portraits of Hope: A Photo Collection of Rescued Horses.” The collection of large-scale fine art photos captures the beauty and dignity of local horses that have been rescued from dire circumstances, retired from the race track, bought at kill auctions or given up by their owners. Every piece includes a story of each animal’s life. (Read More)

20 Photographers Want To Show Us Their World

July 16th - via:
Few things can make you remember just how beautiful this world we inhabit truly is like a good photograph. From people to places to found objects, photos can carry you so deep into the lens of the photographer it’s like you’re there. Here are some photographers we found on Kickstarter who are trying to get the funding to share their world with you. (Read More)

Moving the Needle, and Getting Out There!

July 12th - via:
Well, a couple days in and things are moving along.  Based on feedback from many of my contacts, they are planning to spread the word over the weekend and into next week, so the pledges should pick up.  I am truly grateful for my early supports and... (Read More)

Update #1 - Up and Running!

July 10th - via:
Thank you so much to my early supporters for backing this project.  The first 24 hours have been filled with emails to friends, lots of sharing on Facebook and with LinkedIn contacts, and getting started on Pinterest.  (I was resistant, but every... (Read More)

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