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Ploughman donates “Field of Dreams” to Rainbow Riders

Port au Choix artist Ben Ploughman stands next to “Field of Dreams” which he recently donated to Rainbow Riders.
Port au Choix artist Ben Ploughman stands next to “Field of Dreams” which he recently donated to Rainbow Riders.

Every year Ben's Studio donates a piece of Folk Art to a good cause. Last year it was to the Home From The Sea Campaign that was responsible for the new John Crosbie Sealers Museum in Elliston. The art piece titled "Codfish Eaters" is now part of the permanent exhibit in the museum.

The year before that, a piece titled, "Danny Paul and Heather" was donated to the Smiling Lands Foundation. An organization of proud Newfoundland and Labradorians who come together once a year and raise money in support of different charities.
This year the lucky recipients are the mentally and physically challenged kids at Rainbow Riders in St. John's. The "Raise It Up" Campaign is looking to reconstruct the Rainbow Riders Rider facility in Pippy Park. The organization is looking to raise $4-million for the reconstruction of a new facility, 2.8 million which has already been secured. It is here that special kids get to ride horses, a therapeutic experience that is proven to help them reach their full potential.
The piece of art measuring 38 x 50 inches, weighing in at approximately 35 pounds and valued at $4,500, will be publically unwrapped by the children of Rainbow Riders during the "Christmas In The Park" event at Pippy Park on Dec 13, between 3 pm to 4 pm. Field Of Dreams will hang somewhere at the old facility and find it's new home on a new wall once the new facility is completed in 2017.

The year before that, a piece titled, "Danny Paul and Heather" was donated to the Smiling Lands Foundation. An organization of proud Newfoundland and Labradorians who come together once a year and raise money in support of different charities.
This year the lucky recipients are the mentally and physically challenged kids at Rainbow Riders in St. John's. The "Raise It Up" Campaign is looking to reconstruct the Rainbow Riders Rider facility in Pippy Park. The organization is looking to raise $4-million for the reconstruction of a new facility, 2.8 million which has already been secured. It is here that special kids get to ride horses, a therapeutic experience that is proven to help them reach their full potential.
The piece of art measuring 38 x 50 inches, weighing in at approximately 35 pounds and valued at $4,500, will be publically unwrapped by the children of Rainbow Riders during the "Christmas In The Park" event at Pippy Park on Dec 13, between 3 pm to 4 pm. Field Of Dreams will hang somewhere at the old facility and find it's new home on a new wall once the new facility is completed in 2017.

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