3,000-mile horseback ride helps Haiti

By Andrew Marlan
Mason Times staff writer
Two sisters from West Branch, Mich., are riding their horses to Texas; a 3,000-mile round-trip journey they had dreamed about since they were children. The Nelseys started a charity called Horseback For Haiti with a goal to raise $15,000 to place three wells in Haiti. This past weekend Brandy and Ashley Nelsey were in Mason, Mich., sharing information on the Haiti Water Project and collecting pledges. “We’ve raised almost $1,000 in pledges so far,” said Ashley Nelsey, “which is not bad for two weeks on the road.”
The Nelseys’ horses can go up to 2 mph and will travel about 20 miles per day, giving them plenty of downtime to search for donations. Friday, Sept.