Ron & Sharon Evans 4880 Holm Rd Placerville, CA 95667 TEL: 530-622-4677 Email:
Bonanza Friendship Convention, North Lake Tahoe
In September 2005, War Drum Jr portrayed "Cochise" (Michael Landon's -- aka Little Joe Cartright's -- horse in the television show Bonanza) along with Sharon Evans (his owner). Together, they raised $300 at the Bonanza Friendship Convention in North Lake Tahoe.
This money was donated to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Sharon and "Drummer" plan on doing more fund raisers in the near future to help raise awareness and donations for this dreaded disease. Fund raising dates are TBD.
People will have the opportunity to take photos with Drummer, portraying Cochise and a life-sized cardboard cutout of Little Joe. This will be done in honor of Michael Landon and Sharon's dad Bernie Lewis, who both passed away from Pancreatic Cancer.
Crystal Hill Ranch Fund Raising
A Little About Sharon Evans
Since 1968, Sharon has been a Professional Animal Trainer, Coordinator, Extra, and Consultant with the motion picture and TV industry. She has provided numerous types of animals to production companies. Among her many jobs with animals over the years, she had the privilege to work with Michael Landon on "Bonanza" and then again as the dog trainer for Michael's show "Little House On The Prairie."
Sharon Evans won anAHA PATSY Award for Performing Animal Top Star of The Yearin movie and TV work. The AHA (American Humane Association) awarded animals and trainers this Prestigious "Animal Oscar" award for their work in TV, commercials, and movies. When an AHA Agent was present on the set and when animals were not harmed in the making of a film production, they would be eligible for this nomination. To this day, AHA has set the standard for safe and sane animal work in the industry by rating TV shows and movies Acceptable or Unacceptable according to their standards. Sharon received this award for working with and training "Midnight" the cat. He appeared in the opening trailer of CBS Mystery Theater in the 1970's.
In 1997, Sharon was presented the NAHA Horsewoman of Distinction award by North American Horsemans Association. This national award is issued every year by this organization to recognize one notable horseman, horsewoman, and horse artist of the year.
Our Mission Statement
Sharon Evans and War Drum Jr. are doing fund raisers in honor of Michael Landon and Sharon's dad, Bernie Lewis, who both passed away from Pancreatic Cancer. It is our intention to help raise awareness and money for the much
needed research for a cure, so that other families may have hope for the future.
Sharon Evans and Michael Landon on the set of "Little House On The Prairie"