Support Horses for Healing's Therapeutic Riding Program in our inaugural 

VIRTUAL CHARITY DERBY

July 1 - July 15

Our horses need your help to continue their work of helping

special needs children experience the joy and healing aspects

of working with horses.


The horse with the most funds raised will be declared Winner!
Supporters of the winning horse will receive an invitation to the Winner’s Circle Event including photos with their horse and a farm tour.

Invite friends and family to help cheer on your horse.

Refer the most donors and win a a pair of

Apple AirPods Pro!

 

 

RACING INSTRUCTIONS

 

STEP 1: Pick Your Horse – Click on the name or picture of your chosen horse

 

STEP 2: Make a donation – All amounts welcome!

 

STEP 3: Help your horse win! Share the link with others – Links at the bottom of each donation form will let you easily share with friends and family via e-mail or social media

Refer the most donors and win a pair of Apple AirPods Pro!

 

STEP 4: Follow the racing action at Daily Derby Fund-Racing News Keep track of how your horse is doing as it nears the finish line July 15
Winner to be announced July 16

Checkers
the teacher's pet
Danny
the young gentleman
Checkers is certain to be a race favorite, not because of his lightning speed, but because he is dearly loved by everyone. With excellent manners, he’s the perfect pony to teach the fundamentals of good horsemanship. He especially loves for children to practice their grooming skills on him! Checkers is very good with young children who are ready to ride independently. Expect many to be cheering him on! Danny Boy is a handsome young 9 year old, who was donated to the HfH program in 2016.  His quiet temperament makes him ideal for therapy students looking to gain more independence. While quiet and gentle of spirit, this youngster has Thoroughbred bloodlines, giving him quite an advantage in the race!  With a little encouragement, expect Danny Boy to be an early front runner!
Jay Jay
the chunky monkey
Zeus
 
rebel with a cause
Jay Jay is a Haflinger gelding who loves small children...and treats. He is charming and graceful despite his chunky size, and a patient teacher when helping children gain confidence around horses. He has been "training" for the race by trotting through the back fields. This has improved his endurance, his mood, and maybe even  his waistline! Zeus spent time fox hunting before arriving at Horses for Healing. A gentle giant in therapy classes, but when made to work otherwise...a little bit lazy. Allowed to do things his way, however, this bad boy can really perform! Look for him to take his time coming out of the gate but then to come on strong once he realizes there's a prize at stake!
Sassy
Miss Congeniality

Pancho & Mojo
the odd couple

The only gal in a field of geldings, Sassy is ready for the challenge! Don’t let her name fool you - she is everyone's sweetheart! She began her therapeutic riding career in NY, then became a college equestrian program horse. While sweet and gentle with special needs kids, she loves, loves, loves to jump! Expect her to jump with a big lead out of the starting gate and give all the boys a run for their money! OK, they're not horses, but don't tell them they can't be part of the fun! Mojo and Pancho serve as the farm’s official welcoming committee in our front pasture. This adorable duo will run as a pair, as they stick together wherever they go! These two are a wild card, but they are convinced they have what it takes to beat their longer-legged cousins...will longer ears be an advantage in this race?

All funds will be used to feed and care for the horses used in Horses for Healing's therapeutic horsemanship program. 

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 Thank you for supporting Horses for Healing and helping us keep special needs children in the saddle!