PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — “We got together and we put together a list of classes and started advertising and trying to get some interest in the show,” according to Elizabeth Pagano.

There was a lot of interest.

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Dozens of people showed up in the South Hills to show their horses. Everyone knew the money was going to Renee Koroly, to help her rebuilt her barn that burned to the ground on Mar. 20. Seven horses were lost, along with other farm animals.

“It was a blow to her, her friends, and everybody in the community. It’s a big reminder of what can happen.” Jennifer Wright said.

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The horse community has helped Renee raise $26,000 so far. With construction underway on the new barn, the need became more immediate.

“They laid the block and the concrete, and Monday they are supposed to come and frame in the building. They are hoping by the end of the month we will be able to move back into the barn. It’s not just building the barn. It’s helping her get all the things that she needs, that she has to have before she can even start getting more rescue horses in. Going into the barn you need stuff to feed them and give them water and that was all lost.” Karoly said.

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Renee Koroly used quest stables as part of her quest to rescue the horses no one else wants. To date, that number is nearly 1,200. Soon enough, Renee and the horses that need help will be back in business.