‘Wings Over Pegasus’ Air Show Gives East Texas Horse Rescue Organization a Boost

MURCHISON, Texas (KLTV) – An East Texas nonprofit horse rescue ranch held its ninth annual air show with Saturday’s Wings Over Pegasus event in Murchison.

The event included performances, an Easter egg hunt, painting, airplane rides and other hands-on activities.

“My husband came up with the idea for Wings Over Pegasus because as a pilot and we have a runway here on the ranch and so he has a few planes, and he flies in and out of here,” the founder said. of the Pegasus project, Allyson Decanio.

Allyson and Mike Decanio are the founders and operators of Project Pegasus, which rehabilitates and adopts horses into permanent residences.

“I’ve been volunteering since I adopted my horse here about six years ago,” says Emily Riotte. Riotte regularly travels from Fort Worth to volunteer each year.

Some volunteers and families traveled great distances just to experience this event.

“Our daughters are very interested in animal rescues, dog rescues, horse rescues, so they keep telling us about these events and we can take time out of our busy schedules, so we strive to accommodate them. go,” said Sajag Kumar, who traveled from Plano to attend with his family.

Jimmy Page is a pilot who is part of a non-profit organization called Commemorative Air Force and has been flying since 1997.

“We actually fly the plane and put people in the front seat and take them for a ride and these rides that are two twenty-five a piece for twenty minutes, that’s how we sustain the planes,” Page said.

Four different air show acts performed today, featuring Stephen Covington, known as ‘The Raptor’.

The owner says The Pegasus Project took 43 horses from a breeder who had run out of money and couldn’t feed the horses.

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