NTX Donkey Day

Celebrate World Donkey Day in North Texas!

Festivities held May 6, 2023 1-5 pm


Rachel Anne Ridge

Rachel picked up a paintbrush at age 35 and became a professional artist, wrote the first of six books and started a speaking career at 50, and became a life coach/creativity coach at 56. She believes it is never too late to pursue your dreams, and loves helping people do just that. Her best-selling book Flash, the Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me About Life, Faith, and Second Chances established her place as a writer who captures the warmth and poignancy of animal stories and their impact on the humans who love them.

Ioni Creek Bluegrass Band

Ioni Creek Band

Ioni Creek formed in 2018, when a few of the DFW areas top bluegrass musicians began their mission to fuse bluegrass instruments with Country, Western Swing, Pop, Gospel and acoustic rock. The tight three part harmonies and mix of male and female vocalists will please any crowd. With a nice mix of down home comfort and first class talent, Ioni Creek helps make any event feel like a party. 

“Starting Your Donkey Book Series”

Author Rachel Ann of Hee-Haw Halfway House

Rachel Ann will lead two workshops in the covered arena:

Donkey 101 – From Wild to Mild: Handling and Hoof Care (Time TBD)

Donkey Interactive – Live Demonstrations to address common questions. If you’d like to bring your donkey to be part of this fabulous hands-on session, please email ntxdonkeyday@gmail.com Donkey slots are limited. (Time TBD)

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue

Adoptable Donkeys will be on site for you to meet and interact with!

These adorable donkeys are looking for new homes and if you are interested in adopting they would love to meet you! This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with PVDR, the largest donkey rescue organization in the U.S. Headquartered in San Angelo TX, Peace Valley rescues and rehomes donkeys all across the country through their satellite facilities. Come say hello to your new best friends!

Kids Donkey Rides provided by One of a Kind Pony Party

Supporting Paws for Reflection Ranch

Paws for Reflection Ranch

When you embrace your “inner donkey” you will find and flourish in the meaningful work you were created to do.

The Donkey Principle