Long & Foster sales associate Sheila Miles receives Good Neighbor Award
Sheila Miles, a real estate agent with the Long & Foster Realtors New River Valley office was honored with the 2012 Good Neighbor Award from the New River Valley Association of Realtors on Dec. 6. She received the award in recognition of her hard work and devotion to the horse-rescue program at Winterfrost Farms, which is owned by her daughter.
Miles has always had a passion for helping horses that no one else wanted to help and instilled this in her daughter Reagan. From this passion came Winterfrost Farms and the program known as Ride-a-Rescue, which leads trail rides on rescue horses that have been nurtured back to health. This program is designed to be a great community activity that is fun and helpful at the same time.
Not only do participants get to go out on trial rides, those rides will give a horse that once had no future, a future and a job. The funds generated from the trail rides are then turned right back around and used for the care of the rescue horses for such things as pasture and barn rental fees, vet bills, equipment and feed. There are currently about 30 horses in their care. Winterfrost Farms also offers equestrian services and education to the community with trail rides, lessons, training, on- farm leasing and boarding.
Miles’ participation and contributions include giving riding demonstrations, leading trail rides, caring for equipment, feeding, putting up hay, fixing fence, administering medicine as needed, cleaning barns, hauling horses, and anything else that needs to be done.
In addition to the countless hours she devotes to the rescue horses, she also participates in the annual Long & Foster United Way Campaign, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, the Long & Foster Annual Community Service Days, supply and food drives, and activities at her church.
“Sheila is very deserving of this award because she is always quick to lend a hand, her strong back and/or offer up a prayer for family, friends, and animals in need. She is dependable, kind and extremely loving,” said Long & Foster staff member Stephanie Slocum.
– Submitted by Stephanie Slocum, Long & Foster Realtors