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Photography Contest Winners  featuring READING IS MAGIC Horses

Elephants, Zebras and READING IS MAGIC, Oh My

Magic Horses Poem

Magical Moments Fashion Show

The Magic of Horses 2009 Fundraiser

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Becoming a Therapy Horse or READING IS MAGIC Horse

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RAINBOW

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ANGEL

   Introducing   CHAPS

MUSIC

CIRCUS

SPARKLE

FLAME

ECLIPSE

STARLIGHT

MILKY WAY

WHISTLE

FEATHER

SCOOTER

HOLLYWOOD

MOONBEAM

STARDUST

DREAMER

FIREFLY

RAIN DANCE

STORMY

PRINCESS

LACE

BLAZING STAR

SPLASH

CANDY

SUMMER

MELODY

SHADOW

HOPE

ROCKET

SILVER

MAGIC MAN'S ON DEMAND

Contact Us

Gentle Carousel's Reading Is Magic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity.

Your donations are tax deductible. Help bring books to life for children.

Gentle Carousel Inc.

P.O. Box 1672

High Springs, FL  32655

Phone: 352-226-9009

ReadingIsMagic1@gmail.com

    Magic selected Most Heroic Pet In America. See her in AARP the Magazine.

Gentle Carousel in Woman's World magazine.

Gentle Carousel was selected a charity partner in Disney's 2010 volunteer program "Give a Day. Get a Day."

 

    What an honor and thrill to have Gentle Carousel's Sundance as a riveting character in JASON AND ELIHU.-Shelley Fraser Mickle

"Your Reading Is Magic program and volunteers are heroes every time they walk into a school or library.  Using little miniature horses to inspire young children to read is most creative.  Congratulations on your wonderful charity, spirit and service to your community."

- Bill Bennett " Former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett

 

"Reading Is Magic!

Every child you inspire to read is a life forever changed. Thank you for that and for bringing books to life...

...Reading is magic. It can take you from outer space to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Either way, the journey is magical.

 ...Wow.  Love those little horses... Great job you're doing.  I'm proud of you." 

-Homer Hickam

  "To Magic and Gentle Carousel,  Thank you for all of your work.  Helping children read is the greatest magic of all,,,"

- James Gurney,

Best-selling author and illustrator of the Dinotopia book series.  Thank you for the original artwork you created for Reading Is Magic.

 

Canine movie star Benji working with Magic.

"What they are doing is just so incredible.  They are making a difference. These people are the real deal.  They are down there in the trenches doing it."

 -Joe Camp

  Film writer, producer, director, bestselling author and man behind canine superstar Benji.

"What 'Reading Is Magic' does for kids by going into schools and igniting excitement for reading a story is beyond compare.  Keep the hoofbeats going."

Carl Joseph, Author of SOME CALLED ME

"Magic and Gentle Carousel,

  Inspiring children to read is magical.You are making a difference!"

 Chris Soentpiet - Acclaimed children's book author and illustrator

Presenting a library with one of the signed posters donated by Christ Soentpiet to Reading Is Magic.

Reading Is Magic on television.

"...Thank you for all the work you do.

...Reading is Magic!"

- Linda Sue Park, Newbery Award winner

  

Author Jessica Burkhart and Magic.

Gentle Carousel,

...Always follow your dreams.  Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something.  Stay positive and stay strong.  You have the ability to make amazing things happen!" Love, Jessica Burkhart 

Author of the Canterwood Crest book series

"Keep up the wonderful work you do...   

Best, Jon " Jon Provost - Appeared as Timmy Martin on Lassie

Magic appearing on The Ilene Silverman Show.

 

"To Gentle Carousel's Reading Is Magic,

You are making magic everyday with each child you help..."

- Dianne Ochiltree

Magic with four-time Olympian and ten-time US Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year, Karen O'Connor.

Life in the Galloping Lane, O'Connor

 

Magic with  David O'Connor, president of the United States Equestrian Federation, Olympic gold medalist and Pan American Games and World Equestrian Games medalist.

"To Magic and Gentle Carousel-

 You have a wonderful program. Thank you for bringing joy to children... Keep reading! It is magic!"

-Anna Grossnickle Hines, author and illustrator of over 50 children's books.

 

"Reading Is Magic,

Thank you for helping children learn to read...

- Michael Storrings"

 

  

Distant Thunder Summer Rain Dance

 AMHA/AMHR Solid Black

Rain Dance's look-a-like storybook.

 

 

Sired By Three Time National Champion:

Sandhills Farm War Dance

 

Her Dam is:

Valentinos Summer Dream Girl

 2004 AMHA/AMHR Jet Black Tobiano

Lab Tested: Positive for Tobiano and Homozyous for Black


Parentage Qualified

 

Pedigree for Rain Dance

Sire

Sandhills Farms War Dance

1994 29"  Black Pinto

3 Times National Champion and Multi-National Champion Producer

Sire

 

CIRCLE H JESTERS KING

1991 30.50"

National Champion Producing Sire

 

Sire

BOND MASTER JESTER

1981 32.5" Solid Chestnut

Reserve National Champion Amateur Stallion/ Many Times Grand

Sire

BOND JIMBO

1976 25.5" Solid Chestnut

Dam

BOND ENCORE

1975 32" Solid Chestnut  

Daughter of:

BOND SIR GALAHAD

Dam

BEARS CRICKET
1983 34" Solid Bay

Sire

LITTLE MAC ROANY

1976 32.5" Red Roan

Dam

CHERRY

1975 34" Solid Black

Dam

 

NINA BONITA

1982 33" Bay Pinto

National Champion Producing Dam

       

Sire

Flying W Farms Little Wardance

1976 29" Sorrel Pinto

National Champion Senior Stallion

Sire

FLYING W FARMS SUNDANCE

1969 31" Solid Palomino

Dam

FLYING W FARMS WILDWOOD ROSE

 

1974 34" Black Pinto

Dam

FLYING W FARMS PITTY PAT

32"

Sire

Dam

Dam

VALENTINE'S SUMMER GIRL

  1997 32.5"  Black Pinto

Sire

LANDFAIRS HUSSELERS VALENTINO

1996 29.75"

 National Top Ten Champion

Sire

NFC EGYPTIAN KINGS MISTIQUE

1990 28"

Hall of Fame Stallion

National Top Ten Champion
 

Sire

HEMLOCK BROOKS EGYPTIAN KING

1980 31.25" Dapple Gray

National  Grand Champion
National  Champion National  Reserve Champion

Dam

NFCS MISTIQUE

1985 32.23" Red Roan

 

Dam

NFC HUSSELERS LITTLE MEGGIN


1988 28.25" Red Roan

National Champion Producer

Sire

KOMOKOS LITTLE HUSSLER

1974 26.5" Solid Dun

Sire of:

KOMOKOS LITTLE KINGS SUPREME

Dam

HEMLOCK BROOKS MEGGIN

1975 27.75"  Bay Roan

Granddaughter of:

GOFORTH LITTLE BIT

Six times National  Grand Champion

Dam

STARLIGHTS SUMMER HAZE

1999 34" Black Pinto

 

Sire

Meadow Larks Yankee Doodle

1984 31" Bay Pinto

Sire

CANDYMAN

1976 31" Black Pinto

DELL TERAS MOON MAN

1967  31" Chestnut Pinto

Son of:

STOUTS MISTER PRIDE

Dam

Meadow Larks LADY BUG

1981 33.75" Bay Pinto

Dam

FLYING W FARMS SUMMER STARLIGHT

1977 35" Solid Gray

Sire
 

Dam

 

 

 

 

 

Gentle Carousel's READING IS MAGIC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity.

Your donations are tax deductible.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man." ~Winston Churchill