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2023 Buddy Derby
Buddy Derby Video

Buddy Derby Video

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Thank you to everyone for an amazing 2023 Buddy Derby!  Our Horse and Buddy family is the best!

2023 has been another incredible year for us, all thanks to amazing friends like you. The addition of our Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Equine Partnered Play Therapy programs, along with the growth of our Silver Saddles for Seniors and Therapeutic Riding programs, mark significant milestones in our journey. None of these achievements would have been possible without your continuous support and encouragement.


As we draw towards the close of this remarkable year, we're excited to invite you to participate in our annual Buddy Derby! This is your chance to contribute to Horse and Buddy in honor of someone special—a rider, volunteer, staff member, a favorite horse, or anyone you'd like to recognize. Our goal this year is to reach $80,000, and we're all geared up for a spirited fundraising race to see whose pony can raise the most funds for our program.

Take a moment to check out our race leaders by clicking the link provided here. To join in and contribute, simply type in the name of the person you wish to honor (or leave it blank) and click the Buddy Derby button. Additionally, you can become a Horse and Buddy Hero by selecting the "Make this a monthly donation" checkbox under the "Become a Hero" button. Your recurring monthly donations play a crucial role in funding our day-to-day operations.

We deeply appreciate your commitment and contribution to our Horse and Buddy community. Your support helps us make a positive difference in the lives of our riders and their families. To read about some of the incredible results we achieved because of you in 2022, click here.  Thank you as always for all you do for our programs!

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Remember to select the "Make this a monthly donation" checkbox!

Please take a moment to read the enclosed story about one of our riders, Emily. Her parents, Jen and Mike, say, “Through her therapy at Horse and Buddy, Emily has gained increased core strength, dexterity and coordination.  The physical benefits are apparent, but just as important, Horse and Buddy gets Emily excited and her sessions bring her so much joy." As you can see from the photo, Emily brings an awful lot of joy to us too!  

Click on her photo to read her story >    

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