WEF Pony Derby Benefits Give A Buck For Special Equestrians

Give a Buck for Special Equestrians has announced the Winter Equestrian Festival’s second Jump for the Children Pony Derby Classic, which will take place Friday, March 6.

Young riders from across the country will saddle up for special equestrians as they compete in three $5,000 Pony Derby Classics with small, medium and large divisions at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Stadium, located at 13500 South Shore Blvd. in Wellington.

Jump for the Children kicks off at 8 a.m. and will be followed by a festive party and silent auction in which both parents and kids can participate. All proceeds will benefit Give a Buck for Special Equestrians and its partner riding programs, including the Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center (North Carolina), the Good Hope Equestrian Training Center (Miami), Special Equestrians of the Treasure Coast (Vero Beach), Stable Place (Davie), the Naples Equestrian Challenge and the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center (Loxahatchee Groves).

“The funds raised from the Jump for the Children Pony Derby Classic will help us provide much-needed financial assistance to our partner programs,” said event co-chair Sissy DeMaria.

Give a Buck for Special Equestrians was founded in 2013. It accepts tax-deductible donations through its fiscal sponsor, the Coral Gables Community Foundation. Give a Buck raises money by asking horse owners to give “as little as a buck or as much as they can” with each month’s board payment. Give a Buck also raises money through merchandise sales at area tack stores and at horse shows. Give a Buck’s Young Ambassadors, children and teens ages 7-17, are the backbone of the organization, providing ongoing support through hands-on volunteering and fundraising.

For tickets and more information, call Tara Bieling at (239) 200-2230.