MURCHISON, Texas (KETK) – The Pegasus Project Horse Rescue hosted its annual air show ahead of Easter Sunday. After a two-year hiatus from COVID-19, more than 500 people showed up on Saturday.
The event named Wings over Pegasus featured a number of airplanes, paratroopers and helicopters. The airshow included performances by Kate Kyer, Jeremy Holt and Stephen Covington. The family-oriented event also featured face painting, the Easter bunny, an Easter egg hunt, gourmet food trucks, a raffle for two round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines and more.
Guests had the opportunity to meet, pat and finger paint some of the rescue horses.
“Having the aviation event attracts a lot of people who probably would not come if it were just horses,” said Allyson Decanio, president of the Pegasus Project. “We combine horse lovers and air lovers, and that creates a really good turnout.”
The purpose of the event was to raise awareness of the work the Pegasus project does year-round to care for vulnerable horses in the community. The project was founded in 2010 and over the last twelve years has rescued, rehabilitated, retrained and rehoused hundreds of abused horses, donkeys and mules.
This is an annual event, but horses are available for adoption year-round. Visit www.WingsOverPegasus.com.