• Phone: 770-464-0138
  • PO Box 328 * Bethlehem, Ga 30520

Georgia Equine Rescue League

Helping Starved, Abused  & Neglected Horses in Georgia

"With your help we...will make a difference!"

Meet Our Board Members

President

   Patty Livingston is an IT Systems Analyst, retiring from Hewlett Packard in 2010 after 23 years of serving as a software Release Manager/Project Manager. In January of 2009, she became the President of the Georgia Equine Rescue League, Ltd. (GERL), a 501©3, non-profit organization, and is currently serving her eighth year in that capacity. After leaving HP, Patty dedicated the next three years of her time creating several new GERL programs, before accepting a two-year contract position with TD Bank as a Quality Assurance Analyst. Those programs include a castration program called Stallion to Gelding, a Crisis Intervention program, “Feed A Horse” program and law enforcement training on the handling of equine and equine laws throughout the state of Georgia.
   In addition, Patty created and orchestrated an annual statewide castration day in Georgia where equine veterinarians across the state agree to castrate horses for $100 with GERL paying $50 per horse to encourage stallion owners to participate. This program is responsible for turning over 100 stallions into geldings in just one day! GERL has helped pay for the castration of over 700 stallions since the creation of their castration programs. She also wrote an Equine “Get Well” Plan that is a simple 5-step plan to get Georgia on track to solving its horse problems.
With over ten million horses in our country today, Georgia is the leader with all of these programs in place. It is her goal to share the success of GERL with other equine rescues all over the country, in hopes of having every state adopt their own “Equine Get Well Plan”.

Patty Livingston
gerlpatty@yahoo.com

Vice-President

   Hi, I my name is Tamma Trump. I am Vice President of GERL, Chairman of the annual GERL Rescue Challenge and my most important job, a GERL Foster home.
My love for horses started at the age of 13 when my God Parents bought a farm in rural Ohio and started raising and showing Paint Horses. My parents bought my first horse Peppy’s Juan for my 16th Birthday and I haven’t been without a horse since. After graduation, I moved to our summer home in Indiana and started a successful show career with the Indiana Pinto Horse Association. We showed the Tri-State area completing Lakota Creek Monte’s Legion of Merit in just 2 years, winning the Weanling Futurity with Miss Sassy Bars and was crowned Miss NE&W Pinto Queen and First Runner Up Miss Indiana Pinto. When my father fell ill we purchased a horse farm to board horses and my son Phillip and I moved back to Ohio to help with my dad. While there I worked part-time as the County Humane Agent, helping the abused and neglected animals.
After moving to Georgia I had the opportunity to manage the boarding facility where I was keeping my 3 horses, Lakota, then in his mid 30’s , my Thoroughbred Require and Paint Gelding Rocky. I have since added Flynn the Mini, Tattoo the pony, Chip Paint Draft Cross and my newest addition my QH gelding Razz. Razz and I enjoy sorting cattle and trail riding and Flynn reads to kids and dresses up for Birthday Parties.
In the fall of 2009 I applied to be a Foster Home for GERL, I wanted to help make a difference, to help the unwanted and starving horses in Georgia. I received my first foster in January 2010, Hope, a 2 yo blind and skinny mare, and have had a continuous foster horse since.
After 5 successful years as President of the Cherokee County Saddle Club, I decided it was time to do something new and approached Patty Livingston, President of GERL and said I am yours, use me where you need to. Since that day 3 years ago, I have been on the Board of Directors as Alternate then VP.
In addition to running a 30 horse Boarding Facility, I work part-time for Amicalola Veterinary Services in Talking Rock. I have 2 grown sons that live nearby and 2 grand-daughters that sadly don’t have Grandma’s passion for horses.

Tamma Trump
President Vice President
mswhinney@juno.com

Treasurer

    My name is Lynne Robinson and I am an Area Coordinator (AC) for Cobb County and surrounding counties. My path to becoming an AC is probably not the usual one. I don't currently own a horse, a barn, or a trailer. I do have one thing though, I love horses and I wanted to do something to make their lives better.
    I owned a horse as a teenager and, even though that was about 40 years ago, I still remember the special bond I had with Pepper, my beloved horse. Since then I have married, had children and embarked on a successful career. After my son went to college, I spent a lot of time with my elderly parents. My parents are no longer with me and I found myself wondering what this chapter of my life might bring. I am no longer married, my son is grown, my career is stable and I found that I had reached the point where I could finally afford the time and money to own a horse again. After a lot of thought, I decided that I would rather take that same time and that same money and try to help many horses, instead of just one. 
    I researched rescue organizations on the internet and found GERL. I read the information about being an Area Coordinator and realized that it was something that I could do. In January of 2012, I became a member and also volunteered to be an AC. Since that time, I have inspected barns for individuals who have asked to adopt one of our horses. With the help of other AC's in my region, I assisted with finding a new home for a beautiful horse whose owner was in the hospital and who would never be able to return home to his horse. I have volunteered at GERL fund raising events and I have written an article for the newsletter. I have learned that there is lots and lots I can do to help this organization, even though I don't have a barn. I also learned that I can commit as much or as little time as I have available and still maintain my other activities. I have found a new family who supports me and helps me along the way.
We would love to have you join us in our quest to improve the lives of equine in Georgia. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you. We can make a difference, one horse at a time.

Lynne Robinson, Treasurer
Georgia Equine Rescue League
Lynne@gerlltd.org
404-435-5746

Secretary

Cynthia Anderson
gomaisfat@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Alternate

Linda Kundell - Alternate

My name is Linda Kundell and I am a volunteer for GERL as an Area Coordinator for Oconee, Athens/Clarke, Greene and Oglethorpe Counties. I own two Spotted Saddle Horses at this time with all the “stuff” that we need to be able to trail ride and camp. I belong to CTHA and Back Country Horsemen and work on trails when I can. Just before I called GERL and said that I would be an Area Coordinator I realized that I didn’t have to donate thousands of dollars or work until I dropped. I just figured out that I had to help a little.

I never owned horses when I was little but always, and I mean always, wanted to ride, groom, touch, smell, read about and anything else that you can do with a horse for my whole life. It is a passion, a love, a well whatever it is, I’m caught and will always have horses in my life.

I’m retired, married and have two children who are in their late thirties (O.K, that means that I’m pretty old at this point!!). I also have four grandchildren (there it is again, that age thing) one of whom is nuts about horses like me (thank goodness someone will be able to take these horses and give them a wonderful old age when I’m gone). The grandkids and I have some camping and riding adventures (they live in Tennessee and Georgia at this time) when we can.

I became a member after an organization that I am a member of donated some money to GERL. Then I volunteered to be an AC. I have fostered a horse for GERL. I have inspected barns for individuals who want to foster and met some very nice people. I have transported horses for GERL. I think that transportation might be my favorite thing to do since it means some animals are going to be fostered or adopted. I have inspected a place that wanted to adopt a horse from GERL. I have volunteered at GERL fund raising events and I have written some articles for the newsletter (I write like I talk so you get what you pay for!!). I have learned that there are many things that I can do to help this organization. They don’t take too much time or effort. I still have lots of time to spend with my grandchildren and my horses.

I would love to talk to you about GERL and how, between you and me, we can help horses in Georgia. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or just want to talk about horses. As my husband says, it seems to be my thing in life. I look forward to hearing from you.

Linda Kundell
Kundell@bellsouth.net
706-769-6395

Foster Care Coordinator

Cece Calli

I am a new area coordinator in the Hart, Elbert and Franklin County area.

I live now live in Hart County Georgia, by way of California and Florida. I have raised, raced, bred thoroughbreds and had a lay-up facility in the San Francisco Bay area. Now I have "retired" from the thoroughbred business I found myself wanting to give back to the animals that have given me so much pleasure. I found through extensive research this wonderful organization "Georgia Equine Rescue League". The work that they do and the horses that they have brought back from the brink is very impressive. Reading the duties of an A/C looked a bit daunting to me, but once you break it all down its really just what we would do ourselves if we had a group behind us. We are here to help the horses, but also we are here to help the owners through education. I'm all about understanding. I have learned so much through the years and learn something new everyday.

So please take the time to really read through our web site I'm sure you will be impressed. And if I can help you out in any way, just shoot me an e-mail or give me a call. I would love to answer your questions and if I can't then we will just have to figure it out together.

CeCe Calli
LCEStables@aol.com
(352) 529-7773

Adoption Coordinator

Cece Calli

I am a new area coordinator in the Hart, Elbert and Franklin County area.

I live now live in Hart County Georgia, by way of California and Florida. I have raised, raced, bred thoroughbreds and had a lay-up facility in the San Francisco Bay area. Now I have "retired" from the thoroughbred business I found myself wanting to give back to the animals that have given me so much pleasure. I found through extensive research this wonderful organization "Georgia Equine Rescue League". The work that they do and the horses that they have brought back from the brink is very impressive. Reading the duties of an A/C looked a bit daunting to me, but once you break it all down its really just what we would do ourselves if we had a group behind us. We are here to help the horses, but also we are here to help the owners through education. I'm all about understanding. I have learned so much through the years and learn something new everyday.

So please take the time to really read through our web site I'm sure you will be impressed. And if I can help you out in any way, just shoot me an e-mail or give me a call. I would love to answer your questions and if I can't then we will just have to figure it out together.

CeCe Calli
LCEStables@aol.com
(352) 529-7773

Education Coordinator

Position Open

Event Coordinator

Jaye Herrington / jerseykuhn@yahoo.com
Ray Ziebell / razfences@msn.com

Website & Newsletter Layout

Steve DeMoss
steve@gerlltd.org

Volunteer Cordinator

Kim Trahan
gerlvolunteers@gerlltd.org

Area Coordinator Director

Patty Livingston
gerlpatty@yahoo.com

Click here to visit the Area Coordintor Page...

Auction Coordinator

Sue Wrensen
swrensen@comcast.net
770-331-6947

Online Auction Coordinator

Position Open

Public Relations Coordinator

Position Open

Facebook Coordinator

Nancy Bogardts / a4dognight@hotmail.com
Rebecca Geminez / delphiacres@hotmail.com

Grant Writer

Donna Harrison

Stallion-to-Gelding

Marian Finco
mhfinco@aol.com
(706) 340-4368

Merchandise Coordinator

Linda Kundell - Alternate

My name is Linda Kundell and I am a volunteer for GERL as an Area Coordinator for Oconee, Athens/Clarke, Greene and Oglethorpe Counties. I own two Spotted Saddle Horses at this time with all the “stuff” that we need to be able to trail ride and camp. I belong to CTHA and Back Country Horsemen and work on trails when I can. Just before I called GERL and said that I would be an Area Coordinator I realized that I didn’t have to donate thousands of dollars or work until I dropped. I just figured out that I had to help a little.

I never owned horses when I was little but always, and I mean always, wanted to ride, groom, touch, smell, read about and anything else that you can do with a horse for my whole life. It is a passion, a love, a well whatever it is, I’m caught and will always have horses in my life.

I’m retired, married and have two children who are in their late thirties (O.K, that means that I’m pretty old at this point!!). I also have four grandchildren (there it is again, that age thing) one of whom is nuts about horses like me (thank goodness someone will be able to take these horses and give them a wonderful old age when I’m gone). The grandkids and I have some camping and riding adventures (they live in Tennessee and Georgia at this time) when we can.

I became a member after an organization that I am a member of donated some money to GERL. Then I volunteered to be an AC. I have fostered a horse for GERL. I have inspected barns for individuals who want to foster and met some very nice people. I have transported horses for GERL. I think that transportation might be my favorite thing to do since it means some animals are going to be fostered or adopted. I have inspected a place that wanted to adopt a horse from GERL. I have volunteered at GERL fund raising events and I have written some articles for the newsletter (I write like I talk so you get what you pay for!!). I have learned that there are many things that I can do to help this organization. They don’t take too much time or effort. I still have lots of time to spend with my grandchildren and my horses.

I would love to talk to you about GERL and how, between you and me, we can help horses in Georgia. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or just want to talk about horses. As my husband says, it seems to be my thing in life. I look forward to hearing from you.

Linda Kundell
Kundell@bellsouth.net
706-769-6395

Rescue Challenge Coordinator

Tamma Trump
(770) 655-0819 / mswhinney@juno.com

GERL Advisory Board

Rhonda Veit, DVM

IMPORTANT phone numbers

To report a case of equine abuse, call the Rhonda Veit, DVM Georgia Department of Agriculture
Equine Division
Monday - Friday | 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
404-656-3713 or 800-282-5852
If you would like for GERL to assist you with an abuse call:
(770) 464-0138

We have trail rides, booths, and other activities to raise money to keep funding the act. We publish a monthly newsletter to inform members on upcoming events and horse recoveries. We also need volunteers for these projects. If you would like to get involved hands on, please contact us!
If you would like to have a representative from GERL speak at a 4H, saddle or pony club meeting or have a GERL booth at any equine related event, please contact:
Volunteer Coordinator
gerlvolunteers@gerlltd.org

To report a case of equine abuse, call the Rhonda Veit,
DVM Georgia Department of Agriculture Equine Division
Monday - Friday | 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
404-656-3713 or 800-282-5852
If you would like for GERL to assist you with an abuse call:
(770) 464-0138

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