Family, Groom Band Together to Form Davy Jones Equine Memorial Foundation

by | 03.03.2013 | 6:40pm

A former groom for Monkees singer Davy Jones' horses, together with Jones' four daughters, has formed the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Foundation to raise funds to care for the singer's horses. Marion Nguon, a native German who cared for the horses until Jones' death, said she had no idea who the Monkees were when she began working for him, but was touched by his love for his herd.

“He still remembered the first time he sat on a horse and the feeling he had,” Nguon told TC Palm.

Jones, a former jockey, had amassed a small herd of rescue horses as well as retired racehorses from his stable. Upon his unexpected death, his daughters struggled to care for the group of 14 horses. Two of his favorites, Indiantown Jones and Baz Foster, still reside with the group. The family found the money to move the horses to North Carolina, where Jones' daughters care for them, but they were not prepared for the expense of equine upkeep such as feed and farrier bills.

Donors to the Foundation receive access to video and updates on the horses they help to care for.

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