Staff Report

Flying Goat Cellars will host a photographer reception for Irene Vejar and her stunning photographs of the Return to Freedom horse sanctuary on from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19.

The reception, in the Flying Goat tasting room at 1520 E. Chestnut Court in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto, will include a Cypress Grove cheese tasting.

“As a photographer, as in everyday life, I prefer to concentrate on what I find good in the world, and where better to find good than in nature? It is in the solitude of nature that I find peace and beauty,” Vejar said.

All the proceeds from the sale of her prints directly support the programs of Return to Freedom. Headquartered a few miles outside of Lompoc on Jalama Road, Return to Freedom provides a safe haven to almost 400 wild horses, including 29 burros.

The sanctuary also provides a venue to educate the public about America’s wild horses and burros along with solutions to protect them in viable free-ranging herds for future generations. Flying Goat Cellars is also a benefactor of Return for Freedom and invites others to learn more at

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