Gofundme established for Snow Ridge Farm

Columbus, OH — Lyza Vlcek has organized a gofundme for her parents whose Snow Ridge Farm in Clarklake, Mich., was recently destroyed by fire.

According to the information on the website, “A farm owner’s worst nightmare came true for my parents, Mike and Libby Myers, owners of Snow Ridge Farm, at 1 a.m. on Tuesday (Aug. 30).

“Their horse barn with three horses and two dogs caught on fire and was burned to the ground. Sadly, the animals did not make it along with everything else that was in the barn.

“They will be starting from scratch and are in need of all equipment and every tool you can think of.  If you know my parents, you know how much time, hard work, energy, and investment they have into this farm and their animals, but you also know they aren’t good at asking for help.

“With such a significant loss of literally everything, I knew I needed to start this for them. We have had a tremendous amount of people reach out and offer help and this would be a great way to get them started. Any and all donations are incredibly appreciated!!!”

One of the horses lost was Manhardt, who Libby obtained a lease for in March of 2011. After his six-year racing career, he started his breeding career in 2011 with Libby and Mike Myers. In the first five years, he had bred 83 mares, 43 of those foals had earnings of $3,914,028. He has 71 foals lifetime that have made it to the track, with total earnings of $5,079,197.00, with some still currently racing.

There was also his stable mate Fool Me Once that also didn’t make it,  he was also a stallion of Libby’s that was standing in Ohio at Hagemeyer Farm. He also had a career record of 1:48.1 and earnings of $1,127,777.  Fool Me Once started his breeding career in 2021 and bred in 2022, we will also wait to see his foals on the racetrack in the future.

There was also a yearling that was lost along with two of the dogs.

To learn more and make a donation on the gofundme page, click here.

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