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Lincoln girl organizes horse show for Sandy Hook victims

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By: Sabrina Ahmed

A Lincoln girl is hoping to make a difference for the families of those killed in the Connecticut school shooting.

8-year-old Jordyn Jackson was told about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary by her mom and school. She felt horrible for the families involved and says she knew she needed to do something.

"My mom told me that it happened. She said we should make cards and necklaces, and I said, 'no, horse show," Jordyn said.

It took a long time for Jordyn to think of the perfect thing. At first, she wanted to taker her horse, Blue to Connecticut. She wanted to share the love and kindness she gets from Blue with the people suffering.

"After telling her that the horse couldn't go to Connecticut, she decided that she wanted to do a horse show-and she wanted to bring everybody together that has horses," Mom Holly Kroese said.

Jordyn has been the driving force in planning a horse show benefit called "Riding for Sandy Hook." It will be held on January 27th at the Lancaster Events Center. Jordyn's mom says it's been a lot of work to help prepare for the day, but it is worth every second.

"Knowing that my eight year old has such a big heart and wants to help everybody, I couldn't hold her back from do it," Kroese said.

All of the money will go directly to the families in Connecticut. Jordyn is asking for a suggested entry of $25, but any donation big or small is accepted. The show will consist of 31 classes.

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